Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More things that made me smile

Here are a couple of more things that made me smile at the end of the day. . .

Hanging out with the horses

My new ipod that I saved up for and bought a few days ago :)
This picture :P (picture from google)

Playing around with photo editing (picnik)

Baking . . . and of course eating what I bake :D

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Recipe for gooey chocolate butter brownies

Here is a recipe that I made up a few days ago when I had a hankering for something sweet, but couldn't find anything satisfying in the cookbooks:

Ingredients :
*1 stick of butter (softened)
*2 small pinches of salt
*1 cup of sugar
*1 tsp vanilla
*2 Tbl cocoa powder
*1 egg
*1 1/2 cup self rising flour
*3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
*pre-heat oven to 350 and grease and 8 x 11" pan
*Mix sugar, butter, and salt in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer
*Stir in vanilla & cocoa powder
*Add egg and mix in
*Mix (or stir) flour in
*Stir in chocolate chips
*Put batter in greased pan and place in oven for about 35 minutes
*Take out when it is still a little underdone (but not uncooked) and wait to cool for about 10 minutes.
*Cut into squares and ENJOY!!!

CAUTION!!!  This is a fattening recipe and after looking over the ingredients again, I can't believe that we didn't all roll over and die of heart attacks!  But. . . if it is something sweet you crave, then this is the right recipe for you :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!

This is a very quick post because we are just about to head over to a friend's house to celebrate, but I wanted to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July!
 So whether you're watching fireworks, going over to friend's or family's house, or hanging out at your own house tonight. . . .just remember the sacrifice that our forefathers made for this country so that we could be free to celebrate this Independence day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Around the house . . .

I don't know about you, but going around the house with a big, fat camera; taking TONS of pictures just makes me VERY happy.  :)

Around my house:
Sunflowers are blooming!!!

Mom and Dad got back from Texas yesterday and brought us girls back some beautiful copper bracelets

The chicks have grown. . . uglier! We figured out that they are actually half white leghorn, half silkie. They look absolutely...... WEIRD!!