April 4, 2012

I Need Pictures

I noticed that I hadn't posted a picture in forever!! What's up with that? Again, part of that non existent blogging mojo. I decided to upload a few random pictures.....photos that I planned to blog about, but never got around to it.

See those cookies up there? Yes, that mess up there.....and yes, I'm sure they are cookies. One of my many Pinterest fails. Why can't I make a decent chocolate chip cookie? I swear I follow the recipe. Any suggestions?

Ok, I didn't take this photo. Y'know who did? My sweet husband. One of Greg's pet peeves is chaotic cupboards. I seem to have a little habit of just throwing my bowls and pots in the cupboard. Sort of a no rhyme or reason theme. My excuse is that I'm busy and have other things to think about. Yeah, really I have no excuse. Greg wanted to do his own "before & after" photo shoot.

This is his after photo. C'mon, is there that much of a difference?

I'm loving this little beauty. A couple of months ago {during my birthday}, I was contemplating purchasing myself a Kitchenaid Mixer. Greg encouraged me to do it, but I had a hard time justifying the purchase. I went back and forth deciding.....and then forgot about it. During a visit home, my mother in law and I were chatting about recipes, and I mentioned that I had been thinking about purchasing a mixer. She replied  "just take mine, I never use it!".  How cool is that?! I can't explain how awesome it was{thank you God}......I had this little desire on my heart {the mixer} yet couldn't get myself to spend the money{on myself}. Little did I know that this sweet mixer was sitting unused in my mother in laws cupboard. My father in law said he had been wanting to get rid of it! I only wished I had shared my desire for a bread machine before they actually did get rid of theirs. One person's trash is another person's treasure!


Ruth Jackson said...

Re: the cookies... I've never tried chocolate chip, but a oven preheated to roughly 375-400 usually stops 'the spread' in its tracks for me.

Once they're 'set', I usually lower the heat a bit. Probably not a very scientific method, but it works for me. :D

timothy mcnamara said...

Our choc chip cookies are our favorite - - naturally, of course. :) There's a recipe on my blog for them, though it's hard to read.

Also, I love the idea of organized cupboards. Wow! A man who organizes for you! Mine stashes things wherever. :) So ... I do see a difference between #1 and #2, though I love that you are cool with using the 1st. I am striving to be there, too.

And - on Black Friday I bought myself a big kitchen aid mixer, too. Finally. I had a 'small' one for years - passed it on to my MIL when my big one came. It's my favorite appliance. Used it 3x on Monday for Will's pizza dough, cake batter, and frosting.

timothy mcnamara said...

OOps! I guess I am logged in as Tim right now. This is Carole.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, your cupboards look like mine!!! I get in a freakish cleaning mode and make them beautiful and organized and .... well.... they end up a disaster because most days I'm a crazy loon!

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