Wednesday 31 October 2007
Tuesday 30 October 2007
Monday 29 October 2007
We've had a busy day today and it isn't over yet! This morning we had friends over to ice and decorate halloween cookies. Tonight we need to carve our pumpkins as we're out tomorrow night and Riley has Beavers.
I have a card to post tomorrow that is so far out of my comfort zone - but I'm really pleased with it. Thanks for reading!
Thursday 25 October 2007
Wednesday 24 October 2007
Tuesday 23 October 2007
This is a tool tote that has a rotating base and room for all my stuff I use on a daily basis. I'm looking forward to filling it and being able to see the top of my stamping desk again! The little mini one came with it - how cute eh?
And I was lucky enough to get to hit an Archivers. I had all of about 10 mins. to shop but managed to grab these.
The glue dots and Mono Multi glue were much cheaper there than I can get them here! I have a post coming up with a review of liquid glues - can you guess which one won based on what I bought?
I hope to have time to actually sit down and use some of my new goodies - but it will have to be tomorrow. If I have time today, I have a Christmas card to post, otherwise it will be tomorrow! Hope you're all having a great week!
Wednesday 17 October 2007
I have an extra 2 kids today so I won't be around much. Hope you have a good day!
Monday 15 October 2007
Sunday 14 October 2007
Saturday 13 October 2007
I love embossing in silver and gold - it's just so elegant. The stamps are from Stampendous and are embossed with silver powder. The "peace" sentiment is actually embossed onto acetate and then securedon top of the patterned paper with brads. The paper is Basic Grey left over from last year - so pretty! The layout is pretty uninspired, but I think the overall look is pretty.
I have another name frame to finish this weekend - which is good because I forgot to take a picture of the last one I finished. We're off to the pumpkin patch today - have a great Saturday!
P.S. Can I share one pic of my daughter? She's such a ham - yes that's a colander on her head!!
Tuesday 9 October 2007
William Shatner’s Cappuccino Chip Muffins
2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg (room temp)
1 cup milk (room temp)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips or equivalent of other chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with flour-added cooking spray. For bigger muffins, spray 8 of the cups.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk egg lightly. Whisk in milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in milk mixture. Stir just until evenly blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide batter among 12 or 8 greased muffin cups. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
Makes 8-12 muffins
I thought they were really good - especially with coffee - although I think next time I'll add a touch more espresso powder to them.