Tuesday, February 11, 2014

things I dig...

Valentine's Day: I have never ever made a huge deal about Valentine's Day, but with kids, holidays are so much more fun. Today, we broke out the watercolors and made paintings to cut into our hearts to give as Valentine's, and some heart sugar cookie's with raspberry frosting is in our near future. I am also giddy about planning a small surprise for my best friend, because I totally dig his chili.

new clearance sweatshirt from Target: (the black one, not the camo) After seeing it, waiting for it to go on sale, and then finding it on clearance last week, I have worn it almost everyday since…

new do: I love it!!! after a winter full of side braids and knotted hair from all my cold-weather gear, it feels so great to have a simple yet fun cut. Also, it is still long enough to fit into a pony, and stubby ponies are awesome…or am I the only one who thinks that?

clothespin print displays: Target's dollar bin right now has these giant arrow clothespins, 2 for a buck. I simply attach a command wall strip and Voila, cute wall art display.

oatmeal butterscotch chip cookies: it's still freezing, so over the weekend I whipped up a batch of cookies mostly because I wanted to turn on the oven. and these totally hit the spot.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies
adapted from my mom's chocolate chip cookie recipe
makes about 24 cookies

2 sticks softened butter (1 cup)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
(I used quick oats for this recipe, because that is all i had)
6 oz. butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 375* and grease a cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugars.
Next blend in eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix oats, flour, cinnamon, 
baking soda, baking powder and salt.
slowly add to wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly before adding more.
Stir in butterscotch chips.
drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes.

Enjoy with a cold glass of milk or some hot cocoa!

Also, these cookies are best warm, 
so you should probably eat at least 4 right away!

 What are the things you dig? What are your favorite cookies?


  1. Everything about this post is amazing! I love your new hair! Yay! You look so great! I totally want to try those cookies and I think I have similar mason jars as you!