Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Got Baptized!!

It's Great to be 8!

I am so proud of your decision to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!  I am so proud of the boy you are!  You are such a good example to so many around you!  Always keep that spark!  You will always be my BUBBY (even when your a teenager and don't want to be!)  I love you more than words can express.

Thank you to all the family and friends that were there to support A in his special day!  We love you and couldn't have felt more loved that weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Extraordinary Everyday...Aluminum Foil!

I am so excited to start a weekly blog post!  

I have decided to call it Extraordinary Everyday

I will be sharing uses for everyday objects that maybe you have not considered.

I hope this will become useful to many of you!

So my first everyday object is.....drum roll.....Aluminum Foil!!

#1  Soften up your brown sugar...who hasn't had their brown sugar get as hard as a rock?  I know I have!!  All you need to do is break of a chunk and wrap it in aluminum foil and bake it in the oven at 300 for five minutes.

#2  Catch ice-cream cone drips...wrap the bottom of the cone in aluminum foil!

#3  Scrub your pots...Crumple up some aluminum foil and scrub scrub away!

#4  Sharpen your scissors...take a piece of aluminum foil and it is as simple as cutting it up about 8 or 9 times...Super easy!

#5  Clean jewelry...line a small bowl with aluminum foil....fill with hot water and put in about 1 TB of bleach-free powder laundry detergent...Soak you jewlery for one minute...rinse and air-dry (works for silverware too!)

#6  Speed up your Ironing...Who doesn't want THAT to go faster!  All you do is add a piece of aluminum foil in between the board and the cover...The foil reflects the heat back through the clothing, which will help to smooth the wrinkles quicker!

#7  Clean your barbecue grill...after you are done cooking lay a piece of aluminum foil down to burn off any leftover bits of food

#8  Warm your toes when camping...wrap some stones in aluminum foil and heat them by the campfire...when it is time to go to bed...wrap them in a towel and put them at the foot of your sleeping bag...toasty toes!

#9  Attach a patch to your clothes...put a piece of aluminum foil on the back of the hole and then iron on the patch over top...just slip it out when it is good and stuck!

Who knew there was so many different things you could do with ALUMINUM FOIL!!  And to think I have been just using it to wrap up leftovers!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mom's Ultimate No-Fail Pie Crust!!

I love cooking and baking....and my favorite thing to bake is PIE!  Thanks to my mom teaching me and for passing down this ultimate pie crust recipe that makes it so dang easy!  

I have heard many people say..."pie...I can't make that...it's too hard!"  

I am gonna show you just how easy it can be!

Here is that ULTIMATE pie crust recipe!
Just click it and save it and print it!

When you are done trimming the edge...don't throw those scraps away...put them on a cookie sheet and butter them then sprinkle with some sugar and cinnamon and bake them in the oven until they are browned (about 15 minutes or so)...Just an extra bit of yumminess!

I will be adding a recipe for the filling to my yum yum apple pie here soon!  Keep watching for it!

Now go make some yummy pie crust!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Fathers Day...I know I know

It is a little late I know...I have been REALLY busy with family things the last couple weeks.

I am so grateful every day for my dear sweet husband and all he does for me and the boys!
He is the best husband and the best daddy!
I don't know what I would do without him!

So to show him just what a Hero he is to us in our home we gave him his very own Hero Survival Kit that I found on Homemade by Jill.

For Breakfast we had these yummy yummy blueberry muffins...(I will share this recipe on another blog post coming up soon!  So keep watching!)

Check out this dinner!  We can't seem to get enough of this!  This is courtesy to my mothers day present from my boys!  All three of these recipes are out of Our Best Bites new cookbook!  I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK!  Worth taking a look at!
Then for dinner I made one of my husband favorites...Apple Pie!!  (Another recipe coming soon!!)

 I hope that this made my hubby's day as special as we think he is!!
I love you!