Thursday, August 11, 2011

S'Mores Cookies


1 Pkg graham crackers

6 T butter, melted
1 T sugar
dash salt
1 C butter, softened
2 C brown sugar
2 eggs
2 T milk
2 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 1/2 C flour
2 1/2 C chocolate chips
24 large marshmallow
4 small Hershey bars

Crush graham crackers into fine crumbs. Add 6 T melted butter, 1 T sugar, and dash of salt, set asside.

Place softened butter and brown sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat until creamed. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix 2 minutes.

In separate bowl, combine soda, powder, salt, and flour. Add to creamed mixture. Mix in chocolate chips.

Pour graham cracker mixture into cookie dough. Smash dough in with wooden spoon. Don't completely mix them in.

Roll into 2 inch balls and place them on lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes, until cookie begins to crack.

While cooking, cut marshmallows in half and break chocolate bars into individual pieces.

Remove cookies from oven and press marshmallow into center of each hot cookie. Return to oven and bake for 1 1/2 more minutes.

Remove once more and let cookie sit for 2 minutes. Press one Hershey piece into center of marshmallow.

Remove cookie from sheet to cool.


Monday, August 8, 2011

My Long Awaited Window Project!

Have you seen old windows being used in home decor? Well years ago, my friend in Arizona found an old window and made it into a beautiful frame.

Ever since then, I have been dying to make a similar project. I hadn't been looking too hard until lately. My mom was in Rexburg and told me she was going to a flea market of sorts. I told her to look out for an old window.

Lucky for me she found this one!

Here it is at the beginning.

I gave it a quick sand and then painted it
with some left over paint from my bathroom.

Next, I sanded it again.

I sanded it just enough to let the wood show in some places.

Next came the glazing. Glazing or staining always makes me nervous!

Here it is after I glazed it. Looking so good!

The only downside was there was no glass. I went to Lowe's and had some custom glass cut, which was reasonably priced, I thought.

I have been seeing lots of different types of subway art. I wanted to put something family oriented in one of the openings.

I found this free and cute printable from Pinterest.
Side note.....have you checked out Pinterest? Love it!

I love the way it turned out! I just want to keep looking at it. Also, part of what makes it so beautiful, are the pictures that my neighbor took! Love the way they look in here!