Monday, January 25, 2010

The Dress-Up Drawer

There is a HUGE giveaway going on over at The Dress-Up Drawer. It is going for the whole head on over & enter. Click on the button below!

Dress up Drawer

Friday, January 15, 2010

More pages...

It has been a NASTY foggy morning. So, little man & I have been snuggling while watching UP & Jurassic Park. {Yes, my 3 year old LOVES Jurassic Park}. I have been able to get some pages done! He is such a good little snuggler {blogger doesn't like the word "snuggler" but I think it works}! I love days like today! The creative juices are flowing!

I have to admit that I totally copied someone else's layout for this last one. It was PERFECT for the pictures.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Therapy

During my "me" time I have been doing a bit of scrapbooking. Here is what I have been working on:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Monkey Bread

I wrote around Christmas about "Christmas Morning Pull Aparts" on my Mommy Guru blog. I have to say...I was a little disappointed. I realized that I DON'T like butterscotch & there started the disappointment. My husband REALLY liked them, but I wanted something more like Cinnamon Rolls. So, along came Angry Chicken & her "bread of the monkey" post. She uses Martha Stewart's Monkey Bread recipe. It sounded more like what I wanted. So, I made it yesterday & YUM!! The only thing that I would change is the icing. For me cinnamon rolls need cream cheese frosting. This is the recipe I would use:

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt.

I bet you could still use the frozen rhodes rolls. Take what you have & make it your own!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'll be back...

Life is hectic. You would think that after the holidays...that things would settle. Yea, not so much here. We are still working on getting things prepared for when hubby deploys. Time is going so fast & the "to do" list just keeps growing. There is never enough time. A part of me just wants to get it started so that I can start to look forward to the end of his deployment.

We finally broke the news about Daddy's deployment & now it is all about our time together. Right now, we are focusing all of our spare time on the family. We have game night almost every night. We read story after story. And my favorite...SNUGGLES! I don't think that they understand the time frame, but they get that Daddy will be gone.

So, there won't be much crafting going on {possibly until March}. I will still bake & post recipes.

I am still posting over at Mommy-Guru & of course on our family blog.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Crescent Rolls

I don't know what is up, but I have been going crazy in the kitchen today. My sil told me about this yummy crescent roll/sweet roll recipe from I have used it for rolls, cinnamon rolls, & now I have made crescent rolls. Here is the recipe:


1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup butter, softened


1. Pour warm water & warm milk into mixing bowl. Add sugar to water/milk mixture & dissolve. Add yeast & allow to "proof" for about 10 minutes or until it begins to foam. Add butter & salt. Mix. Add egg. Then, add the flour one cup at a time.

2. Cover bowl with a clean dish towel & allow to rise in a warm area {until doubled in size}.

3. Once dough has doubled in size...turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, spread 1/4 cup softened butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end; roll gently but tightly. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with your dish towel and put in a warm place, let rise 1 hour.

4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.


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