Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fabric Magnets

Just wanted to share these new magnets that I made this morning. I bought some fabric awhile back because I wanted to learn how to sew, but nobody in my family does, except for my Grandma. I would ask her but she has a lot going on right now and I didn't want to burden her with the task of teaching me something that I have NO CLUE {what-so-ever} about. [How did I ever pass Home Ec in high school?!?] Anyway, I didn't have to sew these, my hot glue gun came in handy! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pinterest inspired placemats...

First off...Pinterest is an addiction! I need to do more productive things with my time now-a-days, then to just sit on pinterest all day. Anyway...I saw this on there so I made my own. I found the set of 4 mats at a local store called Tuesday Morning (reminds me of a T.J. Maxx or Marshalls). They were only $3.99. I already had the stencils and sharpie. So simple!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I always hear that Valentine's Day is most popular with "dating" couples. I don't believe that one bit. I see a lot of married couples (including my parents) who celebrate the day of love. Although I do have to agree with some who say everyday can be Valentine's day, no matter what kind of relationship you are in. I guess today is just another day for card stores and candy shoppes to make an extra dollar. This year for V-day my boyfriend and I will be celebrating it on Saturday. Due to his new job, I felt like he would be too tired when he got home from work to go out to dinner, so I settled for Saturday. :) We had a "budget" for Christmas that totally went out the window, so I told him that I didn't want anything spectacular for Valentine's. (Let's see if he listens!) Me, on the otherhand, got him his favorite candy and I made this frame for him. I'm so grateful that he likes the things that I make him. Otherwise, he'd have a lot of "useless" It was super simple to make. Have a great Valentine's everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Daphne Oz's Chocolate Chip & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!

Ok, so I have this new obsession with "The Chew" on ABC. It features Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Mario Batalli and Daphne Oz. It's pretty much a cooking show, but they feature other topics as well. I'm really not that "domesticated", but I feel like I really want to be. Therefore, I've started cooking and baking a lot lately. BUT! Today I baked these AWESOME cookies! (eating one right now, so delicious!) It was really easy, so I would LOVE to share it.
The recipe is here
Here's how my cookies came out: