Tuesday, February 28, 2012

tasty tuesday - cowboy cookies

COWBOY COOKIES

ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups oatmeal

directions:
preheat oven to 350
cream together butter and white and brown sugar
beat in 2 eggs
mix flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt
add gradually to wet mixture
add oats

drop teaspoons full onto lightly greased or non-stick cookie sheets
bake about 9 minutes or until lightly browned

i made these on the weekend and i used margerine instead of butter and they turned out great. mine were a bit bigger than a teaspoonful and it made 4 dozen chewy delicious oatmeal cookies.
super delicious basic cookie that i plan on making regulary!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

i've been busy...

between hugo and all the normal stuff i do every day... last week (and this week ) was/will be hectic!

last week:
i worked two half days in the office,
got my etsy shop up and running after a hugo induced hiatus
decorated my aquarium
started and made good progress on a photo prop order for a local photographer
managed to send several monsters on their way to new homes all over canada.

this week
i have an appointment at the bank to set up a bank account for hugo,
mailing more monsters to new homes
hair cut tomorrow,
play date on thursday morning, IL's visiting in the afternoon,
hopefully some baking somewhere in there...
and more listings to go up on etsy!
i have a ton of toques to get listed that are just sitting here in their suitcase. they need new homes!

you can see what is up so far here... in my etsy shop

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

happy 4 months hugo!

4 months already!
hard to believe that its already been that long.

4 months ago you were hangin out in my belly. CRAZY!






some of hugo's favorite things...

  • wrestling his puppets
  • rolling onto his side and grabbing things
  • his exersaucer
  • naps in the mamaroo
  • playing peekaboo
  • getting a foot rub with lotion
  • spinning around and "flying" makes him smile and giggle
  • when daddy turns into "fezz-bot" and makes robot noises
  • massages behind his ears
  • car rides
  • showers
one of my favorite things is when he giggles.
it is heart melting.

he has stopped taking a bottle which makes things a bit tricky since he is being supplemented with formula at most feeds, but considering the battle i had with him getting him to breastfeed at all this is a huge accomplishment and as much as it can be a hassle when we go out, it is a hassle i'll gladly deal with.

its amazing watching him grow and change...
seems like something new happens every day!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

tasty tuesday - bacon wrapped jalapenos

these i have made several times... sometimes i use goat cheese... sometimes i use feta... sometimes i follow the recipe and use the cream cheese...
sometimes i bake/broil them...
no matter what, they're ALWAYS delicious!

bacon wrapped jalapenos

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

my mat leave bucket list - revisited...

just wanted to update on this quickly and check off one of my list items...

yay!

to see the original list click here

i am officially under my pre pregnancy weight!
i am still working on toning things back up to what they were before (my stomach mostly) but i am back to what i weighed pre-hugo and that is a happy thing for me!

hopefully i'll be able to check off a few more things on that list soon...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

tasty tuesday - waaaaaaay lazy

well this does not make use of my baking skills so much as my handy mixer.

hugo and i made some delicious angel food cupcakes this morning :)

all it took was a confetti angel food mix and some muffin papers.

easy peasy.




















love the mixer! now i can hold hugo and mix things so even when he doesn't want to sit in his super cute chair i can still work on baking. so much easier than a hand mixer!


and voila!

tasty tuesday - red velvet bundt with cream cheese frosting

i LOVE bundt cakes.

this cake is next on my radar.
OMG it looks delicious!!













click here for the red velvet bundt recipe

i found it on pinterest (if you're not on pinterest you totally should be!) and one day when hugo is cooperative i will definitely be making this!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

oooooooh! look at me i'm exercising!



any of you that know me well at all know that i am not much of an exerciser.

AT ALL



this i think might be manageable.

i haven't started yet. (i know off to a great start)

i'm really going to try though.
i have printed it off and will check off each day to motivate myself.

i'll check back in though and update my progress.
if i put it up on the internet and tell everyone that i'm going to do this maybe i'll actually be guilted into following through.



Thursday, February 2, 2012

oh how things can change... thankful thursday

looking back a year ago i can't believe how different things are...
this time last year we were on our way back from mexico... plus one.

a year ago almost to the day hugo began growing into the amazing little person that he is. he isn't even 4 months old now and i can't imagine life without him.
it is truly incredible to think about it.

i am so thankful that he is a part of our lives now.

if you'd have asked me about being a mom a year ago i wouldn't have known how amazing it truly is. yeah, its a lot of work and little sleep... and things will never be the same, but the little sacrifices are so worth it.

my world revolves around hugo now. watching him grow and change is such an awe inspiring experience.

i love it!