Monday, September 24, 2012

Ch ch ch changes

I am making some changes and going to take care of a few things that have been on my to do list for some time. 1. I need new shoes for working out. I have been making an effort and being more active and need some shoes to go with that. I usually would buy any other kind of shoe before a running shoe because they are pricy and I would rather have boots. :) 2. We finally wrote down what days are what chores around the house and I know not everyone needs that, but it is good for me to look at it in writing. 3. I think I may have come up with a flooring solution to rid our stairs of gross carpet and our loft area! Alex actually liked my idea and it looks like it may be my after Christmas project or spring break project. I know that seems far off, but it feels good to have a time frame for when it is gone. Someday I'll show you those old yuck stairs. Just take my word for it now. 4. We are going on a mission trip together! We are saving and I am working extra hours to get ready for this great opportunity.

Have a great week everyone!

I'll leave you with a photo from our fun weekend a little while back when we had three handsome nephews over.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I needed to make a dessert the other day and couldn't decide between fruit and chocolate. Such a delema I know. I had a thought that if I made cookies that I could make chocolate and some other kind too. Mmmm it was sounding great to me. Then I was thinking of the no-bake cookies that Alex is not crazy about and I could eat all day long and knew that had to be cookies #1. Yes, it was perfect because I would still have my oven open for cookie #2! I went to Brown Eyed Baker's website because she has the no-bake cookie recipe that I have used before and I found a recipe for a lemon burst cookie. It looked super cute and met my non chocolate requirement so that is what I made. Who really cared what cookie #2 was because I was going to be eating #1 for days :)
Well, they were all made when Alex arrived home and he went for a lemon cookie. I must stop here and say that Alex has a favorite adjective that makes my eyes roll envollentaroly. He loves to describe most everything as..."fine". I have all but baned the word and he loves to kindly bother me about my obsession with not using only this word. 

Back to cookies. So he takes a bite of the lemon cookie and says, "Delicious." He smiled because I smiled and I thought this was another try not to say fine situation. That is unil he asked if there were any left when I got home that night. He really thought they were delicious!! 

So in conclusion, no-bake cookies are yummy so make them all for yourself. Then make the delicious lemon burst cookies because they are beautiful and so much better than fine. Here is the recipe link. Some changes I made were not adding the extract simply because I didn't have any and I added a splash of key lime juice because I did have some. 
The photo is the last cookie because they were that good. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Favs

This blog idea is from the Schelbs
Favorite things for this Friday include...
* quick trips!
* My job
* Camping weather
* Fall decorations filling my house
* Getting to see a dear friend in two days
* Sleeping a little later tomorrow

Other things I'm enjoying here lately include headbands, popcorn, and our lights working properly for the first time in months.

Have a great weekend!