Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vintage Lace

A friend of mine decided to do some summer cleaning and came across some of her grandmothers lace. She gave it to me because she knows how much I love to create. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to use it for but many ideas are in the works! There are some really pretty patterns. I love how its still on the original cards and how the dates are printed on there as well as the company's. You'll see some of the dates printed in the pictures below. Some are even older than I am. I guess that makes me vintage now too ;)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Craving Something Sweet? This One's Sure To Satisfy!

I need my sweets and a huge glass of milk every night before bed. It could be cake, cookies, candy, whatever...just as long as its sweet. I am always on the lookout for new things to snack on. What could be better than S'mores? How about Warm Toasted Marshmallow S'mores Bars! Amazing! You need to try these...summer, winter, fall, or spring...this dessert is great for every season.


pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup graham cracker crumbs
cup butter or margarine, melted
cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)
4 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows

Heat oven to 375°F.
In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs.
Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms.
Press into ungreased 13x9-inch pan.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set.
Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over crust.
Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt.
Spread chocolate evenly over crust.

Set oven control to broil.
Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate.
Broil with top 5 to 6 inches from heat 20 to 30 seconds or until marshmallows are toasted. (Watch closely; marshmallows will brown quickly.)
Cool 10 minutes.
For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Serve warm.
Store any remaining bars tightly covered.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unexpected Vintage Find

So our family moved into a new apartment on June 1st! We have so much more space now and I'm so excited to begin tastefully filling it! I went to a local Antique shop yesterday with my daughter looking for end tables for my bedroom. Of course every table I found that I loved didn't have a matching one. Its fun to keep looking though! We came across the kitchen section and there was this little box looking dresser thing. I had to know what this was. It was so small and looked so interesting! I pulled one of the drawers out and out came a coaster! This was such a great little find! We needed coasters anyways and finding coasters as cool as these was worth the trip since I didn't find my end tables =) We love them! When my husband saw them last night he told me that his grandparents used to have a very similar set. Its so great to be able to bring back a piece like this to life in a new home! I'd say we did good for our first outing of many! Here are some pictures!