Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Plush Owl Pattern Revisited!

Back by popular demand!! The first pattern got lost somewhere on the interwebs when I shut down my website (sorry about that!) so please enjoy the new one!

Plush Owl Pattern


Owl Body ----> Here

Owl Parts Placement ----> Here

Owl Parts ----> Here

Instructions ----> Here and Here.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Snickerdoodle Muffin

I'm always baking snickerdoodle cookies for my family (they are a big hit here) and when I came across a snicker doodle muffin recipe, I had to try it! The recipe I found was missing something, so I adapted it to suit my tastes, and man does this make a good muffin, Enjoy!

Snicker Doodle Muffin

Snickerdoodle Muffins

1 & 1/2 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 eggs
1 & 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp cinnamon
3/4 cup white sugar

Cream together eggs, butter, sugars, vanilla, and milk.

In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients together, flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beat until everything is incorporated well.

Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 of the way full with batter. Mix the topping together 3/4 cup of sugar plus 1 tbsp of cinnamon, and sprinkle generously over muffin batter cups before baking.

Bake at 400 for 15 - 18 minutes.

Makes approx. 18 muffins

I made these in my Pampered Chef stoneware muffin pan, and they were delish!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011

A day in the life: Weekend Picture

Photo by the (almost) three year old.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

(Easter) Egg Shakers

I made these last year and forgot to post about it! My toddler was in Kindermusik last year and loved the little egg shakers they used in class. Instead of shelling out the big bucks for theirs, I made ten for under two bucks!

Found the eggs at Walmart, these were the only plastic eggs I found that didn't have little holes in the top or bottom of the egg, which is crucial to this project (you don't want any moisture to get in!)

Anyway, I filled the eggs with what I hand on hand: black beans, lentils, popcorn kernels, and rice. Then glued them shut with a nice strong craft glue like E6000. The rice and the popcorn kernels make the best sound! This is a great inexpensive project for you little music lover, and a year later they have held up well!