Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Last winter I made my mother in law a felt square wreath. It turned out SO cute that I have been dreaming of one for my own home ever since. I have a lot of wreath ideas constantly swirling around in my head so I didn't really have a season or holiday to make one for since I already have a lot of wreaths (and ideas for new ones)! After someone handed down a bunch of kids hangers to me and I had nothing to do with the wire ones, it hit me! I should make a miniature version for my girls' bedroom door. It was perfect timing, because right after I had this epiphany, Hobby Lobby opened in our town! I was heading there to buy supplies for another wreath idea I had (I told you, I have a wreath problem), so I picked up this stuff for just a few dollars and went on my way! I have seen versions of this type of wreaths on several blogs over the last few years, but I decided to go with Lyndsey's hanger method-it seemed most simple! I had tried that with my MIL's wreath and so I knew I'd do that again!
Here's what you'll need to make a mini felt wreath of your own:
*18 sheets of felt (4/$1 at Hobby Lobby)
*Scissors (free-already had)
*Kids size wire hanger (free-already had)
*Embellishment, such as a bow, for the top (Bow was $1.99 at HobLob)
Project total= $6.50
(If you want to make a full size wreath, double the number of felt sheets, and use an adult size hanger. The process will be exactly the same)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
"Mixa, mixa, mixa!"
She was seriously so happy the whole time! What could be better for a mama's heart?!
Little sister happily played doctor at our feet. She really had no interest in helping us mix, which probably worked out well for all of us ;)
This is where she starts thinking about tasting the batter. The smile says it all....
...and she goes for it!
"mmmm. Delicious in my tum-tum-tummy" she says!
Proud of her handiwork!
So I kicked them out of the kitchen while I dealt with the hot oven, and then we waited patiently to taste the fruits of our labor. I think they approved!
So much fun in the kitchen with my sweet girl, baking up sweet memories. (That was totally cheesy, but I didn't mean for it to be so I'm leaving it, ha!)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The trick is that you want to leave the husk ON the corn. Don't take it off. Just trust me here. Leaving the husk on allows it to get super moist and not burn the kernels.
Lay the corn directly on your grill.
Turn the grill on 400-450 and cook corn for about 20-30 minutes, turning it over halfway through.
Now is the hardest part. You are going to have to take it off the grill and shuck it (remove the green stuff) and it is HOT. Use oven mitts if you must. We usually let it sit for a couple minutes then suck it up and pull it off. Roll it in butter, sprinkle some salt & pepper over it and you are good to go. The best corn of your life!
What's your favorite thing to grill?
Monday, August 11, 2014
It makes me smile.