Friday, April 30, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Makes 24 cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Divide dough into 24 portions, about 1 heaping tablespoon each. Roll each piece between your hands to form a smooth ball. Place dough balls, 1 inch apart, on two ungreased baking sheets. Using a fork, press on dough in two directions to form a crosshatch pattern.
  2. Bake cookies until puffed and lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cookies cool on sheets. (To store, keep cookies in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.)  

Recipe is from the Everyday Food Magazine, March 2010 issue by Emeril Lagasse

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hudson's Robot Party

Pictures by Session Nine Photography

I have posted a lot of robot party ideas in preparation for Hudson's Birthday Party. Now here are pictures from the actual party. Everything turned out great, I think all the kids had a good time. We had a lot for them to do. I made homemade play dough and put star shaped confetti and star cookie cutters on the table with it. I also had a table with foam shaped stickers, crayons, markers, and card stock for the kids to color and make robots with the shapes. I painted and cut holes in boxes to make robot bodies for the kids and adults to dress up in. Then taped polka dot wrapping paper on the wall for pictures to be taken in front of. We had a rocket tent out back for the kids, a water table, fun music, and other toys. The party bags had glow sticks, a small tin of "nuts and bolts", a wind up robot, robot tattoos, and stretchy robots.  It was a fun day!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mason Jars

Such a cute idea, especially for the summer time! 
Found this idea on via

 These floating flowers look so pretty!
Found this picture on Casasugar

Simple, Affordable, and Beautiful
Found on

Here's a DIY Mason Jar project by Heather Bullard.
Click here to find out how to make one!

I recently bought 150 mason jars for my Sister-in-laws wedding. I love the look of the old fashioned mason jars, and think it is so fun to look at all of the creative ways you can now use them! For the wedding we are going to be using them as lanterns hanging in the trees, to create a lit pathway using candles, and hanging on the chairs going down the ceremony isle with fresh flowers. We found the mason jars at Costco in packs of 12. They come in two different sizes, costing about $7 to $8 per 12 jars.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

DIY Water Bottle Labels

I recently took some pictures of my brother and his fiance Tara so that they could have some pictures to frame at their wedding. After taking them Tara thought it would be cute to print labels for water bottles with some of the pictures on them. So, I began searching the web for templates and came across a template with a damask patterned background on the I changed it up a bit to have only the damask background and added pictures to the majority of the labels.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jewelry Making Ideas

Using satin or velvet ribbon you create a belt by looping it through the ends of a bracelet.

Take an old necklace and glue it down to a piece of fabric for a newer style.

Attach a few feathers and a flower to a chain necklace.

All of these jewelry ideas and more can be found on Click on the links above for more detailed instructions on how to make the jewelry. 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Egg Treats

I had a lot of marshmallows left over from Hudson's birthday party and thought I should put them to use. I found this cute recipe idea on the Kellogg's Rice Krispies website.

Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons  butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Then using 1/3-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into egg shape. Cool. Decorate with sprinkles, frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.