Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Don't go thinking Easter on me! These Balloons are ones my mom and I always made for our Easter Baskets when I was young... well Younger.. So these are what my mom and my kids whipped up for wedding decor! How cute are these...and SO SIMPLE to make, well minus the drying time.
Take a balloon and blow em up. I tried the LARGE circle ones, but they collapsed on me, but I probably need more string and starch.
So to make them I soak the Crochet String, be it any color in a mixture of Starch and Water. I add a bottle of elmers glue to it, just to make sure...but the starch is really the glue that makes it HARD and non collapsable. make a 2 parts starch to one part water mix.
You need to make sure you are in the garage or outside and wear old clothes, because this is a VERY MESSY JOB...and the kids my get frustrated if they dont have patience...did I say kids?:)
But just start wrapping the soaked string, every which way.. around and around..alot... did i say alot? and when done, throw on some glitter to really make em sparkle.. and hang to dry. I hung them on my ladder, or if you still have a clothesline around your house, that works the best. When Dry.. a good day or two. Gently pop the balloon and WA-LA...you have FLOATING DECOR!
Hang with Twine to give it a rustic look as in the picture...or fishline, but that is a bit more tricky to tie. Hang over the dance floor! Hang in the entrance! And your guests will bombard you with compliments and ooo and ahhh over HOW YOU MADE THESE! Happy Easter??! :)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
That time of year when I need to start baking for the field BEFORE we get into the field...so here is a quick easy and yummy cookie recipe that your crew is SURE to love! This is Farmer, Farmerette, and Wee little Farmers approved! Stamp it!
So in Case you can't read the recipe on the picture....here it is!
1 cup Shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup Granulated Sugar...
That was pretty simple to remember...now mix those all up. NEXT ADD.
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 cups Rolled oats
1/2 pecans crushed
and I always add choc chips but you can leave them out.
I divide the dough in half and roll up that half in wax paper (twice) and freeze! This will last for about 3 months so you can have "fresh warm cookies in half the time and less the mess!
Bake at 350 for 10 min...if you doing the frozen ones, just slice and bake a few minutes longer! Enjoy~ --Leave Comment--