Tag Archives: Motherhood

Can I have some more chocolate?

 

When my son was in first or second grade, we used to stop at a coffee shop near his school for breakfast.  He would often get a chocolate croissant.

One morning while he was eating, he shared that he wished that the layer of chocolate went all the way to the edges.  He didn’t like the part that was just bread.  Luckily I did and he would give me the crusts and I’d happily eat them, scavenger that I am.

I suggested to my son that he could tell the coffee shop folks about his comment.  He told them and do you know that they started making them with more chocolate?

The moral of the story?  Speak up!  And, more chocolate is always better!

 

Valentine’s “Mantel”

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As we don’t have a fireplace, we don’t really have a mantel.  So I created one using our server in the dining room.  Lately I’ve taken a fancy to decorating for the holidays.  I don’t do every one (no Mardi Gras, for example) but I will do most of the biggies.

1. Subway art is my favorite thing.  It’s easy and I keep subway art for each holiday right in the frame and just switch them out.

2. Holiday candy is fun and easy.  I just display in clear jars.

3. Instead of buying things, I just walk around and pull out things that fit the color scheme.

4. Banners; there are lots of free printable banners I make out of paper and ribbon.

Happy holidays!  All of them :)

Kitchen Aid on the Brain

 

Forgive me but I can’t stop thinking about these mixers.  They combine so many things I care about: hand-made things, people working in manufacturing, cooking, colors, and quality.  Take a look at this video about the history of these mixers.  You just might want one too!

By the way, my latest favorite color is red.  :)

 

Cute Valentine’s Craft Idea

 

Check out this cute idea from Erica at Caught on a Whim.  Love it!

 

Magic Cookie Bars

 

I like the idea of signature dishes.  You know, that dish that everyone associates with you.  My new signature Christmas sweet dish is Magic Bars.  My grandmother used to make them.  They are sooooo good.

How can you go wrong with graham crackers, butter, coconut, nuts, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate?

The key: resist the urge to add more than the amount called for.  If you do, your bars will fall apart.  Trust me on that.

Click here for the recipe.

 

 

My favorite things

Source: google.com via Alfie on Pinterest

 

This was one of my son’s favorite songs.  I love it too.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad