Soooooo...I woke up to find snow on the ground this morning. And I'll admit that it made me want to go back to bed and feel sorry for myself. I'm tired of being stuck indoors, and I'm tired of the kids being sick. But...rather than get all down and out...I decided to make a little list of random GOOD THINGS on my blog. Just some things that I am really liking lately...
I made these last night, and as unhealthy as it might be, I decided that since the snow on the ground was really pissing me off, I would eat one (or two) for breakfast. These are seriously my favorite cookie in the whole wide world. Hands down. I don't even like chocolate (in fact, I don't add choc. chips to choc. chip cookies), but the chocolate flavor in these is so subtle. Seriously...try some. You'll love em! (Seriously though...at least double the batch, because it doesn't make very much)
Chocolate Crackles (Sherelle Christensen)
-1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
-1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1/8 tsp. salt
-1 ¼ sticks unsalted butter
-3/4 c. sugar
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-6 oz. melted chocolate
Sift dry ingredients. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and then add vanilla. Gradually add the melted chocolate, mixing until blended. On low speed, beat in flour mixture. Shape one Tbs. of dough into a ball and roll generously in powdered sugar. Place 2” apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
This kit from Mindy Teresawa at Designer Digitals is killing me with cuteness. I'll just go right out and admit it...I am a sucker for cutesy crap. Check it out!
These vintage image CDs from ebay seller vintage_bella are AMAZING! I am a real sucker for all things vintage. I love the charming old artwork. The beauty from artists in these eras can never be achieved by our era of computer generated art. She has the most beautiful artwork compiled on these CDs. I was so impressed. I plan on using them on lots of scrapbooking and papercrafting projects in the near future. They would also make great images for cards, since most of the originals were originally from greeting cards.
I am in LOVE with Jennifer Murphy's creations. I came across her project on Martha Stewart's site, and my mom and I made these cute little bunnies for Easter. I am in love with every single creation. She is amazing! The instructions for the bunny are found here.