I’m starting the weekend off running thinking about this quote I found over at Gretchen’s blog The Happiness Project:
Andy Warhol wrote, “Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good any more.”
I really need to ponder this for a while, there’s a deeper meaning I haven’t yet discovered.
I thought I’d never see they day that I revise my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that I worked over 3 years on recipe but it happened, in a moment of complete cookie craving I made a batch knowing that there wasn’t any white sugar in the house or enough eggs, so I improvised with what I had and the kiddos can’t stop asking for them, today was batch #3 with my new recipe and they were soft and chewy, ooey and gooey bites of perfection.
If you notice in my recipe I’m not too picking on putting the ingredients in any particular order, as long as you cream the butter and sugars together first in the electric mixer, all the remaining ingredients can be added in any order or all at the same time. I add my egg in last, mostly because I like to
eat taste test the raw dough first before add it. I also didn’t put salt on the recipe card, it’s already in the butter but I do like to add 1/2 teaspoon to them sometimes but it’s not necessary unless you prefer a saltier cookie and you can also decrease the amount of cinnamon in the recipe 1/2 tablespoon if you not a huge cinnamon fan like myself.
This is a must try, I don’t know how I’m going to control myself from making another batch right now!
We got these awesome old school lockers a few weeks ago to hold supplies in our school/craft room (featured here) and since they’re metal I have basically used my weight in magnets adorning them. I’m a label maker, literally everything in our house is labeled, every cabinet , shelf and drawer thanks to my organization idol Martha! So this project started after picking up a $1 pack of 4 magnetic clips from Target and using some of the fabric scraps from my camera bag insert tutorial and cardboard cereal box from the awesome marshmallow rice krispie eggs from Easter, it’s turned out to be a really easy project and I just love how they turned out.
What you’ll need:
pinking scissors(zip zag)
First measure out how big you want your overall sign to be and cut the first piece of cardboard to that measurement. Now cut your material a 1/2 inch wider on all sides with the straight scissors. Then stitch the cardboard and material together, it’s easier if the cardboard side faces up when stitching.
Next you will need to measure how big you would like the inside area of the sign where you’ll be stamping, I made mine so there was a 1 inch fabric border around it. Cut the cardboard to size, now place that in the center of the fabric covered cardboard piece and stitch both pieces together. Then trim the fabric edges with the pinking scissors.
Finally use letter stamps to create your custom fabric sign (I used the Martha Stewarts acrylic stamping kit).