Sunday, May 23, 2010

She did it again

The girl from, that is. I keep telling Ian that I want to be her friend. I don't know who she is, but her recipes are AMAZING. I made these yesterday. She calls them "Congo Bars." I call them awesome.

Here is the recipe:

Congo Bars

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 lb. light brown sugar (Oh my and thank you!)
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
11.5 ounce package milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

By mixer:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended.
Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition.
Add vanilla and mix.
Add flour and mix until combined.
Stir in chips and then pecans.

By hand:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened (not melted) butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.
Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.

Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake.

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

I mixed them by hand, she says that they have a better texture that way. It wasn't hard, it's a really easy recipe actually.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I may have gone a little overboard...

We moved back in March, which gave me an excuse redo the kids room. Their last room was mismatched, with no order to it, now not so much. I made these canvases...
And then new bedding for Addi...
And then I made more new wall art...
And then new crib bedding...
I tried making an argyle print. Like I said, I may have went a little overboard...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

School Things

Addi's school had an open house for all of the parents to come as see what they've been working on.
She was so proud of all of her art projects. We are still working on how to spell her name.
Having fun on the playground with friends.
Then, last week before Mother's Day, I went to "Mom and Me" day and spent an hour just with her. It is so interesting to see her in her environment. She is so active, rushes through anything that involves sitting, and loves to interact with the other kids. This painting she did was a mess of brown and green thrown onto the page. When I asked her what it was, she replied quickly, "a dinosaur foot." Duh.
"Mom and Me"

Sunday, May 2, 2010


We went up to the mountains for was a good time as usual.
I forgot my camera, so I just got the pictures today off of Chelcie and Bronson's.
It was so cold that day. The kids were freezing. The things I make them go through to get a picture. Bad mom.
At least they turned out cute! Chelcie cut Von's hair the night before. He is not a fan of the clippers, and I miss his long hair, but at least now he won't look like he has bed head everyday.
Addi girl!