It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~Henry Davis Thoreau
Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies Recipe
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter; softened
1/2 granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Cream butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
3. Add eggs to butter mixture, one at a time, beating until combined.
4. Beat in flour mixture a little at a time until all has been incorporated.
5. Stir in chocolate and butterscotch chips.
6. Drop rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 – 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
My friend Ingrid was the one who told me about this quilt-a-long. I decided to join since I already had the book (thanks to Gigi) and I’ve never done a quilt-a-long. I’m not a fan of the dark, traditional fabrics used in the book, so I decided I’d use lighter fabrics. From what I’ve seen on Fussy Cut’s Blog, I’m not the only one going for a non-traditional quilt.
I’ m going at a slower pace than the rest of the group, but I’ll be sure and post progress reports.
So far I have 6 blocks done, so that makes me 5 weeks behind. Oh, well.
Who else wants to quilt along with me?
What’s the first book that you ever read more than once? (I’m assuming there’s at least one.) Lori Wick’s “The Princess”
What book have you read the most times? And–how many? I read the entire Jane Austen collection every year and I read all the Harry Potter books when they came out and then again before I watch the movie.
Post your answers in the comment section
On our way back to Florida, we stopped in Amish Country. I love going there to enjoy the scenery, eat some great food and load up on whoopie pies. Here’s some photos I took:
Rachel at Frugal & Simple shows you how to make a baby tie for your own little guy. I love it and will definitely whip up some!
Since the new Winnie the Pooh movie has opened, I thought it would be fun to have a tea party starring everyone’s favorite bear. The guests can bring their favorite Pooh character to the party. If you have an outdoor space, like Pooh, a garden tea party would be perfect.
Peanut butter and Honey tea sandwiches
Assorted fruits with a honey yogurt dip
Honey Scones with Strawberry jam
Serve with Panda Berry Tea
I am so excited about this post by Savvy Housekeeping. We go through a lot of hand soap in my house. My husband is a germaphobe and washes his hands constantly. As you know, good hand soap (without all the chemicals) is expensive. So I will be taking all the soap slivers and making some hand soap, stat!
Here’s the frugal way for your kids to have all the play dough they want! Visit Andrea’s website for step by step instructions (and photos) to make your own play dough.
I have seen these all over the internet, but this is the first tutorial I’ve seen. Lucy at Fly Away Home gives step by step instructions with pictures! She used cotton for the outside and unbleached muslin for the lining. I will be making a bunch of these. Get all the instructions for your own here.