Saturday, February 25, 2012

office "face lift"...done!

in december we gave our OFFICE a much
needed "face lift".
we did it in record was crazy!! (2 weeks)
i think it turned out really nice and it
was less expensive than doing
a complete remodel.

check it out!

we bought new furniture.

hung a new pic. of the kids.

new carpet and wall paper.

i love the bench.

we added laminate wood flooring.

what do you think?
HUGE improvement,...right??


Saturday, February 18, 2012

mantel dilemma

do you have a hard time decorating
your mantel??
i have the hardest time!
do i want one thing, or a couple?
do i want pictures?
should i keep it simple?
do i want a mirror or a plant?
what do i do?!?

here's what i came up with!

i love it!
(ignore the child proof lock..)

here's my little helper adding her finishing touch.

are a few mantels i'm liking...

i've decided you can pretty
much do anything.
what do you think?!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

the BEST chewy chocolate chip cookies!!

hands down these are the
BEST chocolate chip cookies!
it's all because of one secret
ingredient.....instant vanilla pudding!
this makes the cookies super moist
and chewy.

here are some pictures of my oldest chicken
making his regular sunday chewy chocolate cookie recipes.

1 C butter
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/4 C all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 C semisweet choc. chips
1 C chopped nuts (optional)

combine butter, sugars, and pudding.
add eggs one at a time.
beat in vanilla.
set aside.
in separate in bowl combine
flour, baking soda.
add to cream mixture.
mix in choc. chips, and nuts.

cook at 350
for 8-10 minutes.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy "balentimes" day!!

isn't Valentine's day such a neat holiday?
it's a great way to let our family and
friends know how much we love them.
i love it!
this year our church put on a dance
"a night in paris"
it was really fun and the decorations
were amazing!
(the budgets are always pretty tight)

here are a few pics. from our
night in paris.

the eiffel tower was made out of cardboard and
they hung little lights from fishing wire to simulate a night sky.

murrals were painted and hung.

they had a band.

heres my valentine!

we sat with a great set of friends!

bee and her valentine.

mom and dad.
they are so cute. :)

being silly!

i hope you are all having a wonderful
Valentines Day!!

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