Saturday, April 14, 2012

I Went Saleing Today

If you are wondering how to pronounce that word, it's sale-ing.  My friend Heidi told me about a church rummage sale and a sale at a senior citizen center near where her grandma lives.  We went to the church sale first.  I got a couple of cute vintage girls dresses and two adorable "Freezing" books from 1958 and 1959.  The senior center sale was much larger, and we went on the last day, so everything you could fit into a brown paper bag was only $2!  Got some very cute things.  I would put pics up, but I lost my camera charger, so it is out of commission until I find it.  We also stopped at a garage sale and I bought a dresser/vanity for $34.

I think it was a pretty good deal :)

So that was my Saturday.  Even though it was raining here in Ohio, we still made the best of it.  Well, it is late  now, and my dreams are waiting.  


Friday, April 13, 2012

Roxie! (And Cookies!!!)

Hey y'all!  I should be posting more, but I have been so busy lately with school work, ugh!  Anyhow, I got a puppy.  I have wanted a Papillon since sixth grade,ever since one I saw one of my relatives with one on a trip back there.  My mom almost got me one for my sixteenth birthday, but due to some miscommunications, she got sold to someone else.  But all is not lost because now I have Roxie.  My sweet 8 month old Papillon.  She is a very timid girl, but I have only had her for 6 days, so maybe she still has to get used to some things around here.  She sleeps in my bed every night, and loves to snuggle and be held.

That's her on my bed.  Isn't she a cutie :) <3

Currently I have been obsessed with the Regency Era, and I am dying to try and make a bib-front dress and a jacket, but I haven't really found a decent pattern for one.  I may just have to do trial and error with some muslin fabric.  But I think it will be a fun project :).  I think I may go about it by finding elements I like in garment I find in thrift stores, and then de-construct them and use them as a pattern.  

Meanwhile I am also obsessed with Pumpkin Sandwich Cream Cookies!  I have made them twice this week, and think I may make more soon.  They are so good.  They're more like mini-cakes, very soft and moist.  And oh! the cream cheese is to die for!  Recipe and pictures:

Pumpkin Sandwich Cream Cookies
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I use more than that :)
Dash of nutmeg
1 cup white (granulated sugar)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup canned pumpkin 
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
4 oz butter, softened

 2 cups powdered sugar
4 oz butter, softened
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.  Cover baking sheet with buttered parchment paper, set aside. Mix up dry ingredients in medium/large mixing bowl.  Put both sugars and butter in a separate large mixing bowl, beat till smooth.  Slowly add milk, eggs and vanilla.  Add pumpkin.  Add dry ingredients and beat on medium until blended.  Don't over do the beating!  Drop onto baking sheet, texture will look funny, like cake batter almost, don't worry about it.  Bake for 10-14 minutes.  While they are in the oven, place all frosting ingredients in bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.  When the cookies are done, let cool 5 minutes.  Then place frosting on the the bottom of one cookie and affix it to the bottom of another cookie......and Viola! You have just made my favorite recipe :D.  Enjoy!

Happy Baking!!