Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Child Leash

I've seen lots of "mommy handles" on craft blogs lately. I'm sure they work great if you have a sweet little girlie that likes to mind and never tries to run away. But my BOYS are different. I need something more like a LEASH. So I cut a strip of material 5 inches wide and made a belt and a handle. I ironed the strips in half and then the edges inward towards the fold, then sewed down both sides. On the belt I put a D-ring on one end and a hook-clippie thing I got in the jewlry section at JoAnn's. Then on the handle I put another clippie thing on one end and a wrist loop on the other. We'll see how this works.

Of course he has to model it on the kitchen counter since it's his favorite spot in the house.

He's been playing doggie all day, and also "tying himself" to things all over the house.

Here's a picture of the belt D-ring and hook. The handle hook just clips right to the D-ring, also. Too bad I had to mix gold and silver. No JoAnn's in Thatcher.

4th of July Oreos

My Visiting Teacher brought me these yummy cookies. Oreos dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles with colorful sprinkles. She stuck a skewer in the cookies and put them into baggies and tied with ribbon. So cute. Of course, the kids all had to have one, so I ended up eating one and Steve didn't get any. Oh, well.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Isn't this picture just too wonderful?! Erin wanted her hand in the picture.

Madelyn came over to help me out the other day, and she asked if she and Erin could make peanut butter popcorn. I said sure, thinking that I wouldn't eat much of it myself. But I was wrong - it was delicious! I kept snitching some here and there.

Here's the recipe:


2 qts. popped popcorn (one bag of microwave popcorn worked well)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup or honey
1/2 c. chunky peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cook sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until melted and smooth. Pour over popcorn, stirring to coat. Serve as is or form into popcorn balls.

And what would a recipe post be if I didn't say ENJOY! at the end.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

These were yummy. Next time I make them I am going to add chocolate chips to them.

I doubled this recipe because I knew they would go fast.

1 cup quick oats

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup non-instant dry milk (cannery kind), or 1 1/2 cups instant dry milk

2/3cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup coconut flakes

Mix all ingredients and use a cookie scoop to make balls onto waxed paper. Chill in refrigerator.

Remember-Letters by Allison

Allison and I swaped crafts. I sewed some flour sack towels to match her new kitchen curtains and she made these fun letters for me. I love them. Thanks Allison!