Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

My little Mia made the most adorable elephant. I tried to get a picture of my little Buzz Lightyear {Aidan}, but he wouldn't stop chasing his girlfriend, Tinkerbell, for a single picture. I snapped away, but they were all a green and white blur.

I am seriously behind now because I figured Aidan would only be 3 years old on Halloween once, so we spent the afternoon making cookies. It will definitely be late night for me. If you are looking for a good, rolled sugar cookie recipe, this one is a keeper.


1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Monday, October 27, 2008


I know... still haven't fixed my blog. But I've been thinking that part of the reason I feel so overwhelmed and frustrated is because my house is a train wreck all the time. We have a banquet in the kitchen with upholstered seating {i.e., a fabric covered bench} and two slip-covered chairs. I was so pleased with the set right after I made the slipcovers, but now... they are covered in chocolate milk stains and ground in goldfish. It's nasty. Anyway, I was thinking that if I replaced some things in the kitchen, I might feel more motivated to keep it clean. I found a gorgeous farmhouse pedestal table on an online yard sale for a steal and some rustic green chairs in another listing. I also need to replace our disgusting Ikea rug, maybe with something from FLOR. I love FLOR. Back in the day, I worked in marketing for a flooring store and discovered this company before they made it big. I love their modular carpet tiles. I have some in our playroom. They are durable, and I can pick them up and wash them in the sink if Aidan drop an ice-cream cone on one. Anyway, here's hoping all my lovely finds are still available. Fingers crossed....

In the mean time, here are some pics of FLOR.
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