Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
ps...Preston doesn't think he's too big for lotion yet! Nobody tell him either!
Right after his bath!
"Are you kidding...you want me to smile again?"
Sunday was our 17th anniversary! Mike requested Chicken fried steak!
AND...you can't serve it without mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Carrots, and homemade rolls!
This was a request too...Coconut Cream Pie!
Saturday was a day spent at the game with 3 of my favorite boys!
Photo's are only of 2...I couldn't get Mike to pose with his Cowboy's "gun"!
The boys had a great time!
Posted by Amy at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
~Pumpkin Swirl Brownies~
1 Box Brownie Mix
(mix as directed on box)
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3 T. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
*Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray.
*In small bowl, beat pumpkin filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.
*Make brownie batter as directed on box. Spread 3/4 of the batter in pan. Spoon pumpkin filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over brownie batter. *Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through batter several times with knife for marbled design.
*Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean. Cool completely. Store covered in refrigerator.
NOTE: You may want to double this recipe and put it in a 9x13 pan! YUM!!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Posted by Amy at 10:50 AM
Monday, October 18, 2010
2 tsp. baking powder~2 1/2 c. flour
Stir in: 3 c. chopped apples
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix in bowl and set aside. In a large bowl cream together:
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin
Add 1 egg, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Add flour mixture.
Drop on a greased sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Heat to boiling and boil 2 minutes -
3 Tbs. butter
4 Tbs. whipping cream
1/2 c. brown sugar
Cool a little and add 1/2 cup powder sugar and 3/4 tsp. vanilla. Dollop on cookies.
*Tip: You may want to double the "glaze" recipe...due to the fact you will eat several spoonfuls before it even makes it to the cookies! :)
Headed to the kitchen to bake me a batch up now!!! Mmmmm!!!!!
Posted by Amy at 7:38 PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
WooHoo...Poppy's home! Aspen's favorite place to be on Wednesday's. His lap eating his food...ps...she had already had lunch!
After Mac went home we went outside to play a bit. First time she has ever even shown interest in the cats! Poor kitty's...she mauled them to death...and the silly things let her!!
I think that's a "hug" or she's hiking it back into her arms!
Awww...sweet kitty! KISS!!
"I have a free hand...GIVE me another one!!!"
Walkin' on the rocks barefooted...totin' the cats! Again...Poor Kitty's!
Posted by Amy at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Posted by Amy at 9:47 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
First pick out your fabrics! Using a 6 1/2 x 24 ruler cut strips of fabric that size...then using a 1/4 in. seam sew the three strips together. Press open seams. After sewing then turn your fabric and cut 3 strips 6 1/2 wide. You will have a little bit left over that you can use on another project some other day!
Place them together matching up your seams and sew them up. Keep in mind that in the finished quilt the outer corners will be the largest and the middle square will be the smallest.
After all is sewn together and all seams are pressed open find the center and cut that baby in half both ways! Yes...for me...this was hard the first time! I felt like I was "messing" up my quilt! But trust me....you'll love the outcome!
Turn the blocks however you like and then sew them together again! I turned and turned until I came up with the design I loved!
Can't wait to finish this! I'll post a picture when I do!
Posted by Amy at 10:02 AM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
^Cast of Characters
When all put together...bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for ONLY 5 min. or until chocolate starts to melt.
When you take them out...put a pecan half on top and smooch down. Let cool before removing.
^Evidence of hubby stealing one before they were set!
Is this a chocolate day or what!! This is my contribution to tailgating for gameday today! GO COWBOYS!!
*Cookies & Cream Brownies
Posted by Amy at 11:08 AM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This got a little too close for me! I was home alone and could hear the sirens going off in town. I decided instead of pacing the floor that I would go outside and join it! The clouds were moving faster than I could take pictures. I was amazed! The cattle were huddling and that made me a little nervous! I've always heard that animals can sense a storm. But for some crazy reason I seemed calmer outside where I could see and hear what was going on! I've never taken storm pictures before and was sure wishing I had a new camera to use!! Maybe next time!
Posted by Amy at 10:14 AM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
And then we decided we needed something other than sweets! So...I rummaged through my cabinets and came up with this:
(I will DEFINITELY make it again! YUMMMM)
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients and spread into a small baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until dip is bubbly and golden brown. Serve with Tortilla chips!
Monday, August 30, 2010
THAT MY FRIENDS....IS A SNAKE ON MY BEDROOM CARPET! Ya think I'm gonna sleep tonight? VERY doubtful!!! I came in my office for my "nightly email check" and Mike hollered...grab your camera. I'm thinking to myself, it's too dark outside our bedroom window for a picture so what in the world does he want one of?!? I was too afraid to ask! I rounded up my camera and headed for our bedroom. The minute he said well, you can blog about our first SNAKE in the house...I just about screamed and ran for the hills! Wait, I am in the hills...
He said he had stepped on in after coming out of the bathroom and he wondered what had gotten spilled on the floor because it felt like water. Just so happens, it was on MY side of the bed! I said...(VERY BOLDLY AND LOUDLY) if that EVER happens to me I will probably have a heart attack so we better figure out where it came in so his brothers and sisters don't decide to visit too!!! I may just decide to sleep upstairs tonight... surely they wouldn't follow me up there??
Posted by Amy at 11:06 PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Posted by Amy at 5:24 PM
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I sure didn't mean to turn this post into a sermon...it just happened that way! Or maybe I did and that's my way of doing what I feel led to do?!? Now...get on over to their blog and let's help 'em out!! And you might even win one of the prizes they're giving away!! They're GOOD ones too!
(food for thought): We help send Missionaries on mission trips don't we??
Posted by Amy at 10:24 PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Remember this! Ahhh...just what I hoped for and more!
Close up detail...
Furniture in our bedroom that I was trying to match.
Project Complete!! My Mom will be so proud of me!! I've decided that by posting it on my blog...it makes me more accountable to complete it! What to do next????
UPDATE (8-20-10): This is for you Dawn! Because I was asked...I wanted to share my steps used in this project. 1) I used a hand sander and sanded the whole desk down to the bare wood. 2) I spray painted 2 coats (yes...spray painted it)...taping off the top of the desk so I wouldn't get paint on it, letting the coats dry in between each other. 3) Then I lightly sanded them down after they were dry with a 320 grade sand paper. While sanding I wanted the edges and parts of the bare wood to show through so I used a little extra "elbow grease" on those areas! 4) After wiping all the dust off with a soft cloth, I used stain and a small 1 1/2 in. brush to go over the exposed wood (corners...edges...etc.) which included the top of the desk that I had covered with paper. Then wipe off the "extra" stain with a dry soft rag. 5) Let the stain dry really good even over night if needed. If you don't then you will be working with a gooey mess. 6) Let the finish coats begin...I started with a spray can of clear Satin enamel. Spray-let dry-then lightly sand off the roughness. Then repeat about 4 times letting each coat dry in between. My very last coat I used the Polycrylic and a sponge brush and ever so lightly went over it all avoiding any pressure at all so I wouldn't have any little air bubbles which cause the final finish to be rough to the touch. 7) Spray the handles with the textured spray. WahLah...that's it! A brand new desk that you can walk by and be so proud of yourself for completing a project!!