Quote of the Week: #6


Quote of the Week #6

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Popsicle Jokes


Popsicle Jokes

I think that me and children under the age of five are the only people who find popsicle jokes hilarious.  When I say hilarious, I mean it.  I have been known to lose my breath because I am laughing so hard at these puns.  Popsicle’s one liners often make their way into my repertoire of jokes.  The most recent addition is the one pictured above.

Q: What is a pig’s favorite karate move?

A: A pork chop

Here is another classic that I often tell to anyone who will listen.

Q: What is a bunny’s favorite type music?

A: Hip-hop

The Art Collection Begins


I have officially started my art collection!

Le Donneur by Kath Jones

Collecting other artists’ works is a hobby I have dreamed about for years.  My mom knows of my interest and took it upon herself to start my collection.  As a holiday gift she purchased Le Donneur (The Giver) a mosaic by Kath Jones.  I fell in love with this piece months ago at Ciel Gallery, a studio and gallery space where my mom and I take mosaic classes.

Mantra Menu


The end of January is quickly approaching and I have to admit that even though we are only into a few weeks of 2012,  I am struggling at times to stay motivated with my New Year’s resolutions.  I strongly believe that positive thinking leads to good things; therefore, I created what I am calling my Mantra Menu.  Hopefully, this inspirational list will help me stay motivated through the year.  I have hung this list on my bedroom mirror, so I can read it every morning before I leave for the day.

Mantra Menu in Room

Mantra Menu Print Page

How do you stay positive and motivated?

Classic Cookies


Chocolate chip cookies are always my go to dessert.  Though I am sugared out from the holidays, I couldn’t stop myself from making a batch.  My tip when making cookies: SALTED BUTTER.  Do not fear salted butter, embrace it.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup SALTED butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each one well into the mixture.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. For each cookie, drop a tablespoon of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake cookies for 9 to 11 minutes.

Recipe from Very Best Baking

What are your secrets to making the best chocolate chip cookie?