Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Apologize in Advance

But these had to be shared.

The name i have seen given to them is 'better than crack brownies', but with kids i really don't want to explain what crack is and why that is so true!!! SO i think i am going to call them Regret Bars. I think that sums them up pretty well and if you make them yourself you will know why it is so fitting

but you should make them because they are insane and really are that good! I had to make a second batch because i forgot to take a picture the first time around. :o) Oops!

Regret Bars

1 package Brownie mix
1/2 c Dry roasted peanuts
1 bag mini PB cups(the already unwrapped ones)
1/2 jar creamy PB
2 T Butter
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 c Rice Krispie cereal

1. Make the brownies according to the package. Bake for about 23 minutes in a 13x9 at 350.

2. Take out and sprinkle on peanuts and PB cups, evenly. Bake for 5 more minutes.

3. Throw PB, chocolate chips and butter in saucepan. Melt. Add in rice krispie cereal. Mix well.

4. Let cool on counter to room temp. Then place in fridge for about 2 hours before serving.

original recipe adapted from and found here


Friday, September 23, 2011

She's Crafty

I have a budding crafter in my house!!! Avery has been a making machine lately. It is fun to see how excited she gets about her projects. I can relate!!!

She planned out her quilt block canvas, inspired by the one i had made, and had a lot of fun deciding on colors and placement of said colors!! But if you wanted to know my favorite i would have to say it is these yarn wrapped twigs. I love them, especially the rainbow one! They remind me of the urban knitted trees projects.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Stacks of Wonderful Things

We have undertaken a change to our schedule....

Summer is over and our real life routines begin again. These routines have been keeping me from sharing all these lovely stacks of things that have come my way lately.

It was my birthday not that long ago, and it was a very booky birthday indeed! I was surprised and thrilled to find all of these wonderful books wrapped on the table waiting for me to open them...pour over them and love them!!!

I am excited to make my next quilt project with my neighbor and new quilter from the book Simplify. I have already ordered a jelly roll of Ruby fabric. I can not wait!!!

Then there was this stack of utter and total yumminess. Hubby asked what cake i wanted for my birthday and i said i wanted a pan of rice krispie treats. Apparently that seemed to simple so he took that simple idea and went big with it....ending with a multi layered neapolitan rice krispie tower complete with its own set of calculations to make sure that it would fit in all the pans he had chosen. I love it when he nerds it up!!!

Oh the chocolate ones were my favorite!!! I think i might make another pan of those very soon.

Last of all the stacks is this set(stack, only if you look at it just right) of domino rocks we made. Avery, Chris and I collected up lots of flat black rocks from the beach at our cottage in Maine and made them our own rock dominos!!! Fun right....do you think anyone has played this yet? Nope, but they were a fun idea and fun to make. Just used a paint sharpie and did some dots and lines. Couldn't have been easier. Maybe we will use them for school or something. Or they could be just another bag of rocks for us to move around with! :o)

She is no stack...unless you want to call her a little squishy stack of lovin!!!...but she is pretty cute!!! I was feeding her lunch and before long it all got to be too much and she just zoned out and then passed out sitting there. Like a good blog mom, i was sure to take this picture before i rescued her and got her settled into be for a real nap somewhere more comfortable than the highchair.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Nursery in Progress

I know that i had 9 months of pregnancy and now 9 months of baby should be plenty of time to get her nursery worked out and finished, but it seems to never happen like that for me. it has been a work in progress....still is really. But some of her pictures and things finally got hung, and i love them!!!!

I bet you have seen this idea stumbling around blogland or pinterest or somewhere like that. I knew it was for us as soon as i saw it. I already had a whole bag of vintage hoops my mom had given me and several scraps and pieces of vintage fabric. Adding in a D for her name to personalize it.

This side of the room was finished off with some adorable little prints i bought ages ago on etsy. We have a little bit of an owl theme going on. Oh, look at that little face peeking over the bumper. She already knows that if the camera is out she should do something cute and smile.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Safe New Home

It is always good to know that a quilt has made it to its new home, but in this case i feel a certain sense of relief...because this quilt found a new home in Vermont. A place that has been unexpectedly torn apart by the flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

It is so good to know that its new family is safe and dry and that they are all ok. If you have a moment go on over and check out TJ's blog. She lives in the middle of it all.


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