Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pencil Crayon Rolls

I made some pencil crayon holders for Little Badger and Buzzby for Valentines day.  I made them big enough to hold Crayola Mini Twistables. I thought this would be better than crayons because when crayons get worn down they get "lost" in the pockets. Plus Twistables are just more fun than plain old crayons. I made a see-through pocket on the back to hold their masterpieces.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" birthday party

Anjas favorite things right now are the song "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" (She can sing all the words to this song.) and anything dark. She flips through her books and flash cards for any picture that shows a nighttime sky and says emphatically, "Dark out!" To find some inspiration for her party decorations I looked around on Etsy and found this adorable plate (Personalized Star Plate). It would have been perfect as a cake plate for her party, but it wasn't in the party decoration budget. So instead I used similar shaped stars and the navy and white theme for her party.

This was the first time I used this sugar cookie recipe and I would definitely use it again. They were so easy to roll out and tasted great.
 I made Buzzby's birthday shirt from a white shirt I got from Children's Place and added the ruffles and stars from a navy t-shirt I got at Goodwill.
My mom made this amazing cake for Buzzby. Thanks mom!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

My kids love baking with me. Today we made Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies. This is my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I started making it soon after I got married (6.5 years ago) and my husband is always disappointed if I try a different recipe. Today I added mini m&m's to make them more interesting for the kids (not that chocolate chip cookies really need to be made any more interesting).

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
1 c. all-purpose flour                  1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 t. baking soda                       1 egg
1/4 t. baking powder                  1/2 t. vanilla extract
pinch of salt                                3/4 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. butter                                1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. sugar

Mix first 4 ingredients. In another bowl cream butter & sugars. Add egg & vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add flour mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min.