Tuesday, August 30, 2011

wood and wool stool

i love anything old, worn and vintage with chippy paint. so when i saw these items from wood and wool stool, i was in love!

stools made from old wood with crocheted covers

signs from old wood
you can have anything written on them

i am thinking sugarlily cookie company might look cute

unfortunately, ingrid's little shop is in the netherlands. wonder if my husband will mind if i have a stool shipped from overseas? he already thinks i'm nuts! go check out out her beautiful creations here and maybe we can place an order together to save on shipping...


Monday, August 29, 2011

after-school snack

today is the first day back-to-school for my kiddos. i made them a special after-school snack today - confetti squares - a twist on good 'ol rice krispies treats.

marshmallows and butter...

fruit loops, cap'n crunch and rice krispies...

melt butter and marshmallows and add cereal...

press into pan...


one for each of my kids...

original recipe {martha stewart}

do you think you'll try it or stick with the original?


Sunday, August 28, 2011

back-to-school cookies

i've neglected my blog during the entire month of august which flew by in a flash! i'm sure all of you were wondering where i was *cough*...

today is the last day of summer vacation. my kids go back tomorrow and then i promise to blog more often. enjoy these cookies made for a back-to-school social i hosted. i'll share pics of that party soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

instagram and printstagram

for you iphone folks, there's a great app called instagram (if you haven't already heard of it). it gives a cool, vintage look to your photos. i'm obsessed with it!

sprinkler day

farmer's market flowers

painting in the backyard

and now there's printstagram which prints your instragram photos in cute little formats like this tiny book. {via poppytalk}

or stickers...

these would make great gifts!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

graduation cookie toppers

i made these graduation cake toppers (much inspired by my cookie idol sweetdanib) for my niece and nephew who are heading to college in a few weeks. one is off to penn state and the other to colorado state.

and on the cakes...

i also gave them these cute "know-it-all" pencil sets from paperpastries
aren't these fun?

along with this card from

congratulations andrew and susan!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

may i have s'more, please?

as i'm finalizing all the details of "the great cousin camp out" this weekend, i have been stumbling across some adorable s'mores desserts. take a peek...

gourmet s'mores
look at those yummy marshmallow flavors!!

by: cookie creatives via modern country designs

s'mores cookies (i must try these!!!)
how cute are they?

image: glorious treats

and if you're wondering how long s'mores have been around, i did a little research and found out that the first recorded recipe appeared in the 1927 girl scout handbook "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts."

image via: google

august 10th is national s'mores day!!!