Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Years Resolutions

So like a lot of people I make New Year's Resolutions and I tend to do a pretty poor job at keeping them.  I'm going to share my goals for the year and try to keep myself going by updating my progress weekly. 

1.  Lose 15 pounds.  This should be something I can achieve since it is only a little over a pound a month.  I'm going to achieve this by drinking more water and less diet coke.  I'd love to give up the diet coke completely, but I'm just not there yet.  I also will try to limit myself to healthy snacks.

2.  Save for a February 2015 Disney trip. 

3.  Finish atleast 12 craft projects  (stretch goal of 24). 

4.  Clean and declutter all closets in the house. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Has it really been a year?

I thought life would settle down a little bit after our move last December, but it hasn't seemed to.  Carter started all day kindergarten in September.   He's loving it so far.  He's attending the same elementary school I went to.  Almost daily he will ask me if something he did was the same as something I did in kindergarten.  I'm just amazed how fast he's learning.
Jack is in preschool two days a week.  He also gets to ride the bus to speech class two mornings a week.  Every other Wednesday we have parent days at preschool.  It's really fun to see Jack interact with all his little buddies.  He loves all of the songs they sing and he sings them all the time at home.
Not too much new with me.  I'm still working very part time.  I've been looking for something more, but I haven't really found something that's a good fit.
I don't really have a craft space set up, so I haven't been doing to many projects.  I'm hoping the holiday will inspire me to get back to crafting.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dinosaur cookies

Carter found a box of dinosaur cookie cutters when we were unpacking boxes a few weeks ago.  He's been  begging to make cookies since then.  There was no preschool today because of Presidents' Day, so I decide it was the perfect day to make cookies.  
 I pre-made the dough last night after the boys went to bed using this recipe.  I knew they wouldn't be patient enough to wait for it to chill.  I would highly recommend this recipe because it wasn't a sticky mess like some sugar cookie recipes tend to be.  The boys took turns helping me roll out the dough and cutting out the cookies.  While the cookies baked, the boys took a break to go play.
After lunch we decorated the cookies.  I adapted my frosting from this recipe, using butter instead of corn oil and doubling the milk to make the frosting easier to spread.  The only thing I would do differently next time is to give Jack his own small frosting bowls because the knives kept ending up in his mouth.  The boys loved it!