Thursday, December 2, 2010

You Know What Friday Means


Heather said...

Your tree is very pretty. I am sure my mom would approve!!

That is a funny story about driving the car. I am glad the girl wasn't hurt!! I have to sign up oldest up for driver's ed soon and that makes me feel old.

Have a great weekend.

Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

Yay! Christmas tree!

Sandra said...

Oh, I love those boot ornaments!! I want a tree full of them.
Did I ever tell you that I love decorating trees in themes. I have a notebook full of ideas for all my theme trees. I could do one a year for the rest of my life and never run out of ideas.

I'll send the cookie recipe- and one for decorating that is fast and easy- when I come home from work today.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful tree! Well done Girl.

As for the driving at 14 1/2... I didn't know the girl's dad lives on the edge like that. Wish I could have seen your face on that drive.

Sure hope you and Jason have some fun this weekend.

p.s. I cried during the Hallmark movie too. Sheesh. said...

The girl has a beautiful Christmas tree. I agree, that's what Dad gets. It's one thing to have faith in your kids but, well, I'm sure he learned his lesson. You must've been so scared. Glad it's all fine now.

Dazee Dreamer said...

I cry during Hallmark commercials too. Not just the movies. I'm a big wuss

Baby Sister said...

Tree looks good. I approve. :)
One thing goes to show how different we are....I would have not used the first page because of the "The" in the bottom matter how far along I was. I know, I'm a freak.

Amy said...

"oh. the. girl's. honk." might be the funniest thing I've read today. :D

Also, that's a beautiful tree! A foolish father. And a traumatized girl. :( Happy cookies!

Amy said...


Dr. Safe's Ultra Soft Cookies:
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugars together. Add egg, vanilla, salt and soda mixing slowly. Add flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 10-12 minutes or until barely brown. (I usually do 9 minutes because it keeps them softer.)

Just ignore how bad they are for you - otherwise they don't taste as good. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE crayola goodness! The tree is stunning!!! Did Jason help with decorating? I hope yes!!!

This 24.5 year old girl is pretty embarrassed that she can't drive yet! So, the 14.5 year old you can still feel proud!! :)

Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

I stared and stared and then I zoomed into pictures and stared some more. I love the lights! and I still can't figure how you got them to look like that. Those shoes are the best things there!!!

When I visit you, it's going to be Christmas time. I'll make sure! Happy thoughts!! I'll see snow even! :) Then I won't be so jealous of Baby Sister! (tell her I said so!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday, Girl. My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is the toll house one. Sometimes, I use all butter and sometimes I use half crisco and half butter. I think they are perfect either way. Unlike my pumpkin pie. Seriously, it is hard to screw up anything with chocolate chips.

Cheeseboy said...

Wait - the pink iced animal cookies are no longer available?! And I was having such a great day.

I do like the crayola posts. So refreshing.

Sandra said...

Here we go- two recipes.
First up Twinkly Star Cutouts and Frosting

1 cup butter (make sure it is butter-no substituting!) softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cups all-purpose flour

Heat oven to 375*F. Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat till combined. Beat in egg till combined. Beat or stir in flour till combined. Divide dough in half. roll half the dough at a time on a floured surface till 1/8 inch thick. Cut with shaped cookie cutters; reroll and cut trimmings. Place cutouts on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Ice and decorate.

Powdered Sugar Glaze:
Combine 4 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in additional milk, 1 tsp at a time, till of drizzling consistency. Tint as desired with Paste food coloring.

Kicken Craisen Cookies

Heat oven to 400*F (yes 400)

1 cup butter (butter)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 1/2 quick oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
dash cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cup craisens
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla till well combined. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add craisens, chocolate chips using a wooden spoon to mix (dough will be too thick for most mixers).

Roll into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake 6 minutes or until barely browned- do not over bake.

Rach Platt said...

Are you trying to make an announcement by focusing on those cute, little, tiny boots????

Anonymous said...

your tree is gorgeous!

and i just wanted to tell you that reading your blog makes my insides all happy - you are so sweet!

Sandra said...

I love the girl so much! She is so easy to love! I've missed the girl, I haven't been by to visit her as much as I would like to, but trying to be a nurse sucks and is pretty much making me miserable.
But the girl cheers me up!
I don't always read every word of every post I comment on (I know, cheating..shhhhh!) but I never miss one word of your posts! Never! Ever!
I didn't know the girl had a twin sister. You are every girl's dream! We all want a sister, preferably a twin one! xoxoxo

Judie said...

I love the crayola goodness, and your tree!!

jayayceeblog said...

I just love love love your crayola goodness. That was a scary story and thank God you didn't hit the school bus. How sweet that your Hubby wants to bake cookies with you. Your tree is one hundred percent holiday fabulous!!!

-stephanie- said...

I started reading this post the other day and had to run off. I just got to reading the rest of it today and saw your little note to me. Broke my neck trying to twist and read it, but I did it. You put my note near the word laundry. Will my goodie gift basket be filled with your dirty laundry?

Your tree is lovely.

Elizabeth said...

Oh! Pretty Christmas tree!

xo -El

Judie said...

Noelle, I am STILL laughing, and out loud, too! What a sweet and funny post!!