Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm a Little Teapot

Short and stout

here is my handle....

and here is my spout....

and the rest of me.....

I got this teapot 
awhile back at 
Christmas Tree Shop
for $2

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hershey's Best Brownies

and my families too!

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted

1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease 9-inch square baking pan.
Stir together butter, sugar and
vanilla in bowl.
Add eggs; beat well
with spoon.

Stir together flour,
cocoa, baking powder and salt;
gradually add to egg mixture, beating
until well blended.

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or
until brownies begin to
pull away from sides of pan.
Cool completely in pan
on wire rack. Prepare
; spread over brownies.
Cut into squares. About 36 brownies.



3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup
and vanilla in small bowl
until blended
. Add powdered sugar
and milk;
beat to spreading consistency.
About 1 cup frosting.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turn the page....

I've decided to cut down
 the paper clutter
so I have started scanning
 things I want
to save to put on CD

I started with cookbooks/magazines
(these are only a few)

It is amazing how you collecting
 them over the years

Since it's just the 2 of us 
we really don't need all those
casserole/family recipes

Its funny how you save things
 to use in the future 
then one day you realize
 that it doesn't fit 
"you" any more

It is also funny to see what use to be "in"

What were we thinking....

Lets home none of these come back....

So far I have cut down

 more than 1/2 of the magazines
booklets etc

Some will find a home
 with a young family
others will be sold
 to a local used bookstore

Tomorrow I get to go threw
7 years of these:

and 5 years of jewelry magazines

How abt you? Do you have magazine/books
that are no longer you?

Monday, January 24, 2011

16wks/ 4 mo

I can't believe
 Isabella's 4 months old today!

That means she has lived in her forever home for 
1/2 of her life already

She loves to sit and look out the window 
at  birds and squirrels

This is the bestest spot cuz
she can 
sleep next to the 
heat register and look outside

She's lost 4 teeth
2 on the bottom have come in
which looks very odd

She has started sleeping
 most of the night 6-8 hrs
When she gets tired at 9pm
she walks into her kennel 
and lays down 

This picture is sort of sad to me

8 wks                                               16 wks

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These a a little bigger
than the teacups here

But still not really 
enough to wet your whistle

This one is marked

Has very pretty roses on it

This one has no markings and is
rather odd in shape
and I'm not sure the base goes
with the cup
but it came into the thrift shop this way

the cup is light blue
the bas light green

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wall Decor Dilemma

I have a dilemma

Before Christmas I had a rectangular
map over the fireplace 
I never was "in love" with it
more just " in like"

So when Christmas came
 and I found
this round Santa

I realized that I would be in love
with something similar
ie round

now what is out there
 that is this large
and round?

Since there is a mirror in the fireplace
would that be too much?

or maybe?

I've thought abt a clock but I'm not so 
sure that it will "go" in a 
Victorian cottage

I've thought abt something metal

but I have 2 metal objects in the room
one above the window 

and the other over a door

would it be too much?

or maybe this?

Is there something
 I'm not thinking abt?
Any suggestions?