Becky Crocker?

Betty WHO???
I got this FABULOUS apron from ASD Living and it’s SO CUTE!!!
They have several fabrics to choose from and I love the way it fits.  I feel like such a domestic diva in my cute little apron 🙂  I can’t wait to use this during the holidays, it’s so fashionable….this ain’t yo’ Momma’s apron ya’ll! 

So last night I decided to “get my bake” on.  I wanted to sport my new apron and prance around the kitchen like the domestic goddess that I am. Ha…ha…ha..

This is what happens when you are trying to bake these days.  Ahem….the apron also has pockets so you can stuff goldfish in there so when your child whines you can throw them a bone.

I tried out a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  They turned out delicious!  I don’t like hard cookies, so I was on the hunt for a soft chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I found one and it worked like magic! 

I know this because this morning after the cookies had been sitting out all night they were still soft.

I love this scooper.  Everyone should have one.  I use it for cake balls and it’s the greatest invention ever!

SOFT Chocolate chip cookies


RECIPE

Ingredients
• 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour• 2 teaspoons baking soda

• 2 cups butter, softened

• 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

• 1/2 cup white sugar

• 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix (this is the magic ingredient!)

• 4 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

• 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

• 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.


2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.


3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

ENJOY!

I just want to remember this little tidbit about my baby.  He is so funny!!!  He walks around the house and talks on the cell phones.  Dude is obsessed with cell phones!  Wonder where he gets this from?

My twinkie Bonnie made him that 4th of July shirt.  Isn’t it cute???  She’s so talented and she even started her own Etsy boutique!  Thank you Aunt Bonnie we love our shirt and we love YOU!

“Hey Poppy!!!  We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!!”
My Dad is driving in from AR to come see us, we are so excited!!!

Also check out my book review for BlogHer book club on Sarah Dessen’s new book “What Happened to Goodbye”  It’s a great summer read!

Jewelry Organizer Giveaway!

This is the WEEK of giveaways!!!
So keep checking back until Friday 🙂
You can also see the rest of the giveaways on my sidebar or giveaway site

I know I’ve mentioned before that I haven’t found a good way to store my jewelry.  Now that Connor is walking and getting into things…and climbing dressers I’ve lost about 5 pairs of earrings!  I received this great 80 pocket canvas jewelry organizer from Household Essentials.  I love, love, LOVE it!  It’s exactly the solution I’ve been looking for & my jewelry is no longer one big jumble of metal. 

Here it is after I got all my jewelry organized :

See what a crazy mess I had going on? 
I had three different jewelry boxes with jewelry just sitting there, and some I forgot about because I didn’t want to search for it.

Large pockets at the bottom for necklaces, bracelets, & watches
It stores easily in your closet and saves so much space!
They also sell a hang up canvas organizer for necklaces too!
I am giving away (1) 80 pocket jewelry organizer
TO ENTER:
1. Tell me why you would love to win this jewelry organizer?
2.  Tweet about this giveaway & leave comment
Retail value : $24.99
CONTEST ENDS: Friday, July 8th

Sweet Cheeks Bumbo Cover Giveaway!

Laura has the cutest Bumbo covers in her Etsy store
Her Bumbo covers come in an array of beautiful fabrics, there is so much to choose from!  Sweet Cheeks Seat Covers offer the perfect solution to the non-breathable rubbery material that sticks to your baby’s delicate skin when you sit them in the Bumbo infant chair.
The Bumbo covers are professionally sewn with surged seams, made with machine washable materials, fit snugly over the Bumbo infant chair and will work with the Bumbo Play Tray.  All cover includes the following…
* Minky Dot Armrest
* 2 matching ribbon loopy tags for attaching link toys
* 8 X 5 parent friendly back pocket made to hold pacifiers,teethers, toys….etc
* Monogramming is available. Please see our shop for our monogram listing.
Sweet Cheeks can also can make matching security blankies and nursing pillow covers.   All covers can be made to order, meaning you can change them to your liking.  You can change the minky color or ribbon loopy color, or even add more loopy tags. You may also send your own fabric, so you can match it to other items in your nursery!
TO ENTER
* Go to Sweet Cheeks Etsy site and tell me what cover you would like to win & leave a comment
* Extra entry for liking their Facebook page & leave a comment
* Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter & leave a comment

  $1 from every seat cover sold goes to Gwinnett County Children’s shelter in Gwinnett County

Giveaway Ends: Friday, July 8 2011