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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Addams'

Hi there, ya'll! I hope this rainy, dreary Wednesday finds each and every one of ya'll curled up dry and warm doing something that you truly enjoy! Today, I am gonna share with ya'll a new recipe that I literally just pulled out of the oven.  These are your typical Double Chocolate Chip Cookies that I am renaming Wednesday Addams' in honor of a character as deliciously dark as these cookies.  Be sure to have some milk on hand.. You're definately gonna need it!

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a big ol bowl, cream a stick of butter with 1/4 cup of sugar and a 1/2 cup of brown sugar until fluffy and light.  In your microwave, melt 2.5 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate.  Then slowly beat in 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and the melted baking chocolate.
2. Mix 1.5 cups of flour with a teaspoon of baking powder then add it, little by little, to the sugar/chocolate mixture.  Then dump in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.
3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes (I baked mine for 11 min).  Let cool a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a rack. 
4. ENJOY with a glass of milk!

I hope ya'll get a chance to whip up these delicious cookies! Ya'll have a great rest of the week! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dining Room

Today, my fabulous friend, Faith, and I did a little shopping.  While we were out and about in Birmingham, I came across a ton of things that I want to use in the dining room of our new house.  I think its important to stress that with a little creativity and time, you can find things that are inexpensive but come together to create a comfy, beautiful home. Here are some things that I love and am hoping to use in my new house, specifically, the dining room.

This lovely dining table and chairs, which I'm head over heels for, are from World Market:

And today I picked up this serving platter and bowl at HomeGoods for $20 total:

Here are the plates that I found from the Better Homes and Gardens Collection at Walmart.  The price of $35 dollars will get you 4 place settings that consist of dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, and mug. What a great deal!
This is the color that I am planning on painting the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hallway! I love the soothing color and I'm planning on using brown, taupe, and a little doses of brighter colors to accent with!

And lastly, here are some curtains, also from World Market, that I think would go perfectly with my color scheme!

I am hoping to create a calm and cozy dining room to entertain guest and eat yummy dinners at night with my husband to be! I am having an absolute blast brainstorming ideas and searching for inspiration at my favorite stores! I will keep ya'll posted as I have the opportunity to pick up pieces and see what happens! Remeber, all it takes are little touches like new dinner plates or dinner napkins to creat a new look on your dining room table and creative style doesn't have to be pricey! Ya'll have a great weekend!