My kids and I are home sick with colds...
I layed around all day yesterday.
I couldn't do it again today.
So I sniffled and puttered around the house and made cookies...
I made oatmeal mini-chocolate chip cookies.
They are really good, and really simple.
Last night while we were laying around sick,
They are having another baby... soon to be 20 kids and counting.
I am in awe... and just fascinated by how they manage.
It's not for me (or us) but it is amazing to see how they do it all.
So I went to their website today and decided to make their cookies.
Not sure why I went to their blog... voyeurism, I guess.
Anyway, their cookie recipe is great.
And I added a little vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. And mini-chocolate chips.
I think the recipe makes about seventy... be warned!
Saturday morning we woke up to snow. Our second snowfall already.
(So not ready ).
Today the back yard looks like this.
And the deck looks like this.
So much for all those fall leaves I said were still on the trees... geez.
The leaves falling always made my Mom upset...
I think she thought grass was carpet too ;)
And she would have vacuumed it if she could.
(I wonder if you could use a shop vac on the deck?)
I don't mind the leaves scattered all over,
and they aren't getting raked until they ALL fall...
So there... leaves...
Last week I went to Tai Pan home store looking for an apothecary jar for the wedding flowers.
I found the red frame there. LOVE IT.
It's in the dining room. LOVE IT.
I left the wedding flowers to dry in their vases.
They looked so pretty even dried; I haven't had the heart to take them apart.
But I finally decided I needed to....
I saved the best blooms and arranged them in the jar.
The rest went in the trash.
Definately the most expensive trash bags I've ever taken out.
It's sitting in the dining room at the moment.
The flower colors are great in there with the green walls.
I'm going to add more color to the room.
I started making more tea towels too on Saturday.
(Say that three times fast. )
To sell for Christmas at All Tucked In.
I like 'em.
And I liked the way the garland and the ornaments turned out too for the shop.
All twelve heart ornaments sold last week.
I'm making more.
I made the ornament loops from an old pillowcase.
I serged both edges of the fabric.
Sergers are AWEsome. Seriously.
Serging makes me weirdly happy.
It's like slicing hot pie when it slices perfectly.
I think that's it for me today.
What's up with you?!