Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I'm a slacker...

but only in the blog world...

been busy around these parts the past few days...
I've been working (and had inventory)
got caught up on some projects
quality time with the hubs
our fence is finally up
dr.s appointment went well today
and I have some photo challenge pictures to share...

tomorrow is another day...
maybe I'll get you caught up then!


Monday, August 1, 2011


Thank you God for August...
well, I have a lot of things to thank Him for...
but cooler (hopefully) weather, kids back in school, 
and being one month closer to having an outside baby top the list today.

a few random things...

1. I've decided to participate in a photo challenge over at Oh So Lovely
Sherry, who is also due with a boy a few days after us, is hosting this fun little challenge for the month of August... participate if/when you can, I would love to see your photos!

2. I painted a few more paint samples on the wall in bears room... sigh. I started thinking that since we are going with dark brown furniture that the gray/blue was not going to work... that's where 5 came in. It's less pink in person, but we decided not to go the tan route. 

Thanks for the feedback the other day... I plan on getting his room cleaned out and painted, and crib and dresser purchased and put together this month. That's a big job! ::cough, cough, mom:: But, since we are planning on going out of town on my weekend off (babymoon) in September, I want to get rolling before work starts picking up for falliday! (ya know, that season right before Holiday!?!) Any additional votes?? I numbered them this time for easy identification. :)

3. We are fencing in our back yard! They actually started on Friday, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be done this week. HOW EXCITING! For those of you that already have a fenced in back yard... go out there and hug that fence. Even if it's untreated, rotting, falling down wood, give it a big hug and be thankful. Fences are expensive.And although I was NOT excited about spending so much money on it, I will be happy for Cole to have a huge space to run and play. Cole will be excited too... he just does not know it yet. haha

Sunday, July 31, 2011

s'more cookies

In this house the belly gets what the belly wants.
and this belly wanted s'mores.
hello. it's 100' here in Atlanta.
not really ideal weather for cranking up the firepit.

While browsing pinterest this weekend, I saw the next best thing. 

S'more cookies!

1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
for the top:
1/2 bag mini marshmallows
4 graham crackers, chopped

In a medium bowl cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Pour into creamed mixture, and stir together until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. I used my large cookie scoop, and put rounded scoopfulls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. Remove from oven, and decorate tops with marshmallows, and chopped graham crackers. Turn your oven on broil. Place cookies back in the oven. WATCH CAREFULLY - don't walk away. get a chair if you have to... Broil until marshmallows are light brown. (in my oven this is about 1 minute to 1 minutes and 15 seconds) Cool cookies on cookie rack. then drizzle with melted chocolate. optional: eat half the cookies you made and blame it on baby bear. :)