Tuesday, January 24, 2012

more printables

Some fun Valentine's printables I've been designing. . .

For Make and Takes: 14 Acts of Love printed on hearts:

For Today's Mama, a one-of-a-kind printable gift card that you can customize for whoever needs a little love:

** Note: Thank you, Lost Type Co-op, for some fun new fonts to work with on these. Habana and Mensch. **

Monday, January 16, 2012

with age comes responsibility

Hey, Lucy! I have a surprise for you! I'd like to introduce you to "chores."
Some of you out there are thinking, she doesn't make her kid do chores? And I reply, yes, of course, I do. . . just without any sort of consistency or tracking. Now it's just on paper and will hopefully be a little more rewarding to a little four year old who has a hard time keeping track of days.

This chore chart is available to everyone and downloadable for free! I designed it for the good peeps at TodaysMama and made it customizable/editable so you can add your kids' names and your own list of chores.

Also, if anyone is wondering what "Rusty & Rosy" is on the chore chart above, it is the pre-K readiness program Lucy has been doing on the computer this year also called Utah Upstart. It's fantastic and we've loved being a part of it. . . if you live in Utah, they're pre-registering kids who will enter Kindergarten in fall 2013 now. It is also FREE but has limited enrollment. . .

Sunday, January 15, 2012

cold cookie pie

I just made up that name. I made up the pie, in fact. Based on an old standard but customized for a serious cookie lover, this is what I made for hubby's birthday.

Cold Cookie Pie

1 pkg double stuffed oreos, crushed
1/2 c peanut butter
3 T milk
1/4 C powdered sugar
1 carton cookie-dough ice cream
1 jar hot fudge
1 tub cool-whip lite
chocolate chip cookies for decor

Crust: Line the bottom of a springform pan with wax paper. Crush the package of oreos, stuffing and all, in a food processor or blender. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Freeze.

Peanut butter layer: Mix peanut butter, milk and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over the frozen oreo crust. Freeze.

Ice Cream layer: Let a carton of ice cream soften up on the counter (10-15 minutes). Spread over the frozen peanut butter layer. Freeze.

Hot Fudge layer: Heat a jar of hot fudge only till its warm enough to spread over the ice cream. Freeze again.

Top layer: Finish off with a layer of whipped cream and some chocolate chip cookies for decor.

At serving time, pop off the outside rung of the springform pan and slide off the bottom onto a serving plate. Serve and enjoy!

**Update: This recipe is a finalist in cakespy's "So You Wanna Be a Cake Spy?" contest! So excited! Go and vote for me if you get a second! But seriously, if you are tempted and swayed to vote for one of the other finalists I'd completely understand. They all look AMAZING!**

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

family shots

Fabulous family photos by my favorite photographer who is also a fun friend. . . shoot, that's where the alliteration ends. (Pssst! Hey, Katherine Wallin, you need some f's or ph's in your name!)