Sunday, December 27, 2009

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 15oz can pumpkin
4 cups all purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In large bowl, beat butter with mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds or until creamy and 'whipped'. Add granulated sugar, baking powder & soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.
3. Add eggs, and vanilla, beat until combined.
4. Beat in pumpkin
5. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining flour.
6. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookies sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk or half & half
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat butter and brown sugar in small saucepan until melted and smooth.
2. Stir in vanilla and milk. Transfer to a medium bowl and get out your hand held mixer.
3. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
4. Spread frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Makes about 60 cookies.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

HP TouchSmart Giveaway!

I came across this awesome giveaway over at MckMama's blog for a HP TouchSmart 600! It is so super awesome. You can enter to win here http://mckgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/hp-touchsmart-giveaway.html

Thursday, November 5, 2009

AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES

Got this in my email....


AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES

AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.


FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR ARTERIES. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

DAILY THOUGHT: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.



Friday, October 30, 2009






Thursday, October 29, 2009

♥ Boots

I am in need of new black and brown boots for this fall/winter. These are a couple I am drooling over....


L.A.M.B. Jadia

Frye Valerie Piping




Frye Matilda Button


Mia Bijou




Industry SLF09058




Steve Madden Cybul


Nine West Half Pint




Just for kicks - these would be so cute for rain or snow!






Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people will accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.

Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa


Stole this off The Tale of A Southern Belle.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun days







So everyday lately my family has been going for a walk over to the park. This is a really nice park with lots of scenery and a lake. My littlest one really loves rolling around in the grass.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Pinky


My dog Pinky has a growth on his back leg. It just kinda popped up last Wednesday. It was very large and oozing pus. My hubby took him to the vet on Friday and the vet thinks it might be cancer. It was very swollen and inflamed so we have been treating it with medicine. He goes back to the vet on Wednesday. If all the swelling has gone down we will have more information then. We are very sad. He is so special to us! We have had him for almost 9 years and he is a major part of our family. Hopefully everything will be ok!



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

YAY!

Yay! My tiger ebony necklace made it to the front page of Etsy.





Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hibiscus - Favorite Flower


This lovely flower is growing in my backyard. This has been one of my favorites since childhood!


Treehouse



Ok – so a lot has been going on and I have been neglecting my blog. After vacation it was really hard to get back to blogging with school starting, work, creating, and just living. So I am back and will be updating regularly from now on. First thing is the tree house. A lot of progress has been made. We have a wall up now!! I watched Super and my hubby build this wall the other day on our deck and then had to go to the grocery store and was amazed when I came back home. I have no idea how they got that wall up there, but they did.



Friday, July 24, 2009



OMG! I saw this on A CUP OF JO and absolutely loved it!

Winner of Ruby Moonstone Necklace Giveaway....


Ok I used Random Integer Generator to pick a winner and the winner is........

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:9
Timestamp: 2009-07-24 18:59:42 UTC

Comment #9 is the winner and that was
Jen at Products of the Day. So Jen if you can email me your name and address I will get this out to you promptly!

Thanks everyone for entering!





Treehouse!



The beginning of our treehouse. We are so very excited!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Giveaway


Found another awesome giveaway....this time for a pair of Sanuk flipflops! The foot bed is made of yoga mats. Sounds super comfy! Entering is easy just go here... http://kcedawna.blogspot.com/2009/07/sanuk-giveaway.html


Giveaway

Just came across this awesome giveaway for a cute Attitude Fairy necklace. It is so cute! If interested you can enter here.... http://studiomme.blogspot.com/2009/07/2nd-giveaway.html





Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HUGE MISTAKE!

Today has totally sucked!! I made a colossal mistake and left my back window down in my SUV. Of course it rained forever last night with lightening and thunder. This morning when I went out to my car I saw my window down and immediately thought "Oh No - someone has tried to break into my car". Then I looked and saw no glass and I thought - no dummy you left your window down. So I start up my car because of course I am running late to work - as usual. When I start it up there are two lights on. One is the check engine light and the other is the VSC light. So at this point I am thinking....you have really done it now. And with my light bit of car knowledge thinking to myself how the heck could me leaving my window down and the car getting rained in have anything to do with my engine. So I call my husband who of course yells at me and says he is to mad to even talk to me because he told me to make sure my windows were up the night before. I get to work and look up the codes which all say "Take to Toyota Dealership". So on my lunch break I went and had the code read and it said "Tire Speed Sensor" I guess one of them is possibly bad. So they reset the codes and I am waiting to see if that comes back on. BUT so the big thing that happened is that the window that was left down is the window behind the driver and right below the drivers seat is the VOICE RECOGNITION AND NAVIGATION BOX and now my navigation does not work. I am very sad about this! The warranty is for 3 years or 36 thousand miles and I am out of both. My mileage reads 36,941. Can you believe that? So $1500 for a new navigation system or $200-400 for a rebuilt one. Guess I will be saving up my money for a rebuilt one.
On a better note - my giveaway is still going on until 7/23/09 and you can still enter below!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

JPR as Katara

So my little one and I had quite a time last night. She wanted me to help her find a dress and fix her hair so that she would look like Katara, a water bender from Avatar. So after many wrong dresses and scarfs, and a couple of crying spells, I think we got it....at least what made her happy! We wrapped her up and straightened her hair and here she is. Cute as she can be!











Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jewelry Giveaway

In Celebration of reaching 100 Sales on Etsy I am having a giveaway.

The prize……is a cobalt fire ruby moonstone and sterling silver necklace. Very simple, very dainty with a gorgeous pink color. Perfect for summer!






To enter the giveaway…..

♥ Go to Mrsfatface – pick out your favorite item and come back here and tell me what it is and post the link – 1 entry

For extra entries…
♥ Blog about my giveaway and come back here and post link – 1 extra entry
♥ Twitter about my giveaway and come back here and post link – 1 extra entry
♥ Twitter about your favorite item in my shop and come back here and post link – 1 extra entry
♥ Follow my blog and post comment letting me know (if you already follow you can post that) – 1 extra entry
♥ Follow me on twitter and come back here and leave a comment letting me know – 1 extra entry
♥ Become a Facebook Fan of Mrsfatface (
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Charlotte-NC/Mrsfatface-Handcrafted-Jewelry/114181250691?ref=nf ) and leave comment here letting me know – 1 extra entry
♥ Update your Facebook Wall with a link to an item by Mrsfatface that you love and post a comment here with a link to that facebook post – 1 extra entry

The contest ends on 7/23/09 and the winner will be announced on 7/24/09.


Monday, July 13, 2009






So it is Friend Making Monday and Dandelion Wishes is hosting this week. Her topic for this week is....List 5-10 of your favorite things! These can be things you think everyone must have, a collection of things you have, or some product or miracle invention that has changed your life (yeah I am a little dramatic)...it's YOUR list of favorite things! So here are some of my favorites:




My honey!



My kiddo's....they are the coolest I know!




My cool little Vivienne Tam HP Mini - I recently won this on a blog and I am so loving it!



Love reading...just got hooked on the J.D. Robb series. This is the newest one and the one that got me hooked. It was GREAT!




Vitamin Water is definitely one of my favorite things. I do however feel a little let down that I thought when I was drinking the whole bottle that it was only 50 calories until some dear one told me that that is per serving and that there are 2.5 servings in a bottle. I mean come on just be straightforward already! Still love it though.






Love manicures and pretty painted toes.




Love seeing beautiful flowers blooming in my yard.




Love my yearly trip to the beach for a week. It is such a blast. I am a wave rider with or without a raft. Love catching a good wave and going flying to the shore!