Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday Freebies!

Well it is another great Pink Saturday! I am doing something I normally wouldn't do on this blog. I am doing Image Freebies. I am very sad my only digital camera, and it was Pink, is no longer with us. I am very sad, not defeated! I am going to just have to be creative about my posts!                                                                                   

Now these Images are Freebies that I have gotten from Dover Publications. To sign up to receive free images every week follow this Link!

(Click on any of the images to see a larger size, then right-click to save)

I thought these were beautiful and charming bits of Pink to share. I have to say Thank You to Beverly! She hosts this Pink Day! So go visit her blog and check out all the other lovely Pink blogs out there!

Thank You for stopping by! I hope your day is Wonderful and full of Pink!!

Have A Great Day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Super Quick Cookies!

Quite a while ago I was at church in a class and we were asked how often we make cookies. Well, along with one other women, we were the only ones left standing that we made cookies at lest once a week. I didn't tell anyone that there are times I make cookies 2-3 times a week. Now I don't always make dozens upon dozens at a time. I also don't buy the ready made dough. I really like makeing them myself and adding what I want to them. So I had stumbled upon a great Cheat for making cookies quick and easy and the possibilites are endless. I make them with a cake mix. Depending on the mix depends what the cookies will be. Like I said endless possibilities.
I am going to give you the recipe then a few suggestions of what I have done and how they have turned out.
Yellow Cake Cookies
1 Yellow Cake Mix
1/3 cup of oil
1/4 water
1 Egg
1 1/2 to 2 cups of chocolate chips or
Mix in a Bowl with spoon.Drop by Spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet, or
form into balls and roll in sugar. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 14-16 min.
Tip #1 I try the cookies at 8 min then check to see if they need more time to bake.
Tip #2 I also split the chips and put half of Peanut butter chips and half chocolate.
Tip#3 I have tried a Devils Food Cake Mix and rolled it in Powdered Sugar and made chocolate crinkle cookies.
Tip#4 For a healthy version try a carrot cake mix and add rasins instead of chips plus amp it up with Nuts.
Tip#5 roll them in cinnamon and sugar and have quick Snickerdoodles.
These cookies are amazingly simple quick and you can get some done from start to finish less then 30 min.I have many times found myself needing to take a plate of cookies at the last minute. This has saved me many times. It is so simple that you can whip up a quick treat for the kid after school.
A few years ago there was this commercial that had a Mom who made Rice Crispy Treats and then splashed flour on her apron and face to look like she had labored over these treats forever. I thought these cookies are exactly like that. You hardly do anything and it looks like you spent tons of time.
Now I have some awesome cookie tips to make your cookies turn out perfect everytime.
Tip#1 Is to use, what I call a cookie scooper! They are super easy and insure that you get very uniform cookies everytime. Plus less mess when you are in a hurry. With 3 kids and one of them a baby this is a huge plus for me. I have 3 scoops!
{They have a super cheap one on Amazon. Here is the Link.}

Tip#2 After I pull out a pan of cookies. I let it cool slightly. You are less likely to have broken cookies.
Tip#3 I also put my cookie sheets in the freezer in between baking and before applying the dough. It makes the cookies cook evenly. So no more burnt bottoms.

I hope I have helped make things simple for you. I am a busy Mom and I like to do things from scratch. This little trick helps to make it very easy to do so. So next time you need to Greet a new family that just moved in or someone is sick or just had a baby. Just pull out a cake mix use your imagination, and Dazzle everyone with your Homemade Cookies!

Thank You for stopping by! Come back and visit again real soon.
Have A Great Day!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

I have been trying to craft as much as I can lately. I have gotten everything worked out finally. I was having problems with my school's Financial Aid department. I was going to be able to go into the program I wanted to. Well it actually has worked itself out. I am just going to be going full time in January. So I will be a few months behind schedule, but that is totally OK. I get to go that is what counts.

So in all my crafting that I am doing I snuck in some Pink!!! I have been doing Halloween decorations. I think if I don't see anymore Black Glitter and Black and Orange Scrapbooking paper I will be OK.

This First piece is a Twinchie. I am going to have it on my other blog The Rusty Tiara for a challenge I am doing.
I think the saying speaks volumes! Everything looks better in Pink!

My second piece is from Stampington and Company's Tempting Templates. It is the Dressmakers Template. I am thinking of doing 2 more in shades of pink and maybe mounting them in a shadow box. I like how it turned out.
I want to say Thank You to Beverly, for all the effort she puts into doing Pink Saturday. So stop by her blog and she all the Pinky goodness that happens every Saturday!
Thank You for stopping by.
Have A Great Weekend, full of fun and lots of Pink!

Alice In Wonderland Tag Swap!

I found a wonderful fun blog the other day. It is La Vintage. It is such a fun blog. Arielle is doing an Alice In Wonderland Tag Swap. She is needing more people to sign up. The fun thing about the Swap is she has broken it down into the different Characters in the story. I Think it is going to be so much fun. So if your interested stop by her blog and check out the Swap!

Either click on the button on my side bar or any of the other links in this post to get to her page.

Have A Great Day!
Thank You for stopping by for a visit!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Summer Tag Swap!!

I have been participating in a great Tag Swap! It is hosted by Jenny at Lipstick and Laundry. Jenny has such a Fun blog. Go check her out and she what fun she is up to.

We were broken up into a group of 4. This was so much fun and crazy for me. I had to pack and move very quick. So it put me a bit behind in doing my tags. I finally got them done. I love all the tags I got in return. It is so cool to see how when given a set of ideas how everyone creates things so differently. This Swap was for July, August, and September.

My first Tag Partner who was in my last Tag Swap is Katie Dial. She has a great blog. You need to go check out what she is up to.
My next Swap Partner was Laura. She has a fun blog, you have to go check her blog out.
My last Swap Partner was Shelly. She really did some fun tags. I love how every tag is different.
These are the tags that I created this time around. I tried to think of something that reminded me of the month. Then I tried to create a tag that would fit the month.
I have really enjoyed doing these Tags and Swapping them. If you are interested in Participating, Contact Jenny at her blog. It has really been a lot of fun.
Thank You for stopping by!
Have A Great Day!