Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blessed Assurance

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

What do we have to worry about? What more do we need?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

City by the Sea

There are not many pictures, for seconds after the last one was taken my camera got dropped in the water and refused to work afterwords! However, as it was the third camera of mine that had been dropped, lost, etc., the feeling was pretty numb. The rest of the weekend was fun, though. We went thrifting in the area and swimming too!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Many recipes may claim this title...but none are truly superior to this!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Crunchy on the edges, chewy in the middle, perfection.

I found this on Lindsay's blog, Content in Christ

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunshine Tag

Mrs. Mama Hen passed on the Sunshine Award to me. Thank you so much!

Here are the rules...

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.
The rules for accepting this award are:-
Put the logo on your blog or within your post. (right click on the logo and save it to your computer)
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New (old) Books!

Ivanhoe (1911) - $2
Little Women (1912) - $5
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) - $3

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Secondhand Fashion Week Day Seven

I. Lillian

Capris - Dockers, Goodwill
T-shirt - J.Jill, Goodwill
scarf - hand me down
black flats - American Eagle, yard sale (I have since cut off the strap after determining that it made my legs look fat)

II. Eady

Jeans - Old Navy, Goodwill
Top - Kim Rogers, thrift store
Flip flops - Rainbows, yard sale (for $1! Great condition! And my mom got two pairs too!)

III. Melissa Anne

I must confess in having been lax in my picture taking the past two days and henceforth do not have a picture of Melissa Anne's outfit yesterday (it was secondhand) , so I browsed through some of our pictures and found this from last Christmas.

Smocked dress - House of Hatten, yard sale
Blouse - consignment store

Friday, April 2, 2010

Secondhand Fashion Week Day Six

I. Lillian

Sweater-shirt (I think that's what they are called!?) JCrew, Goodwill (3.50)
Linen skirt - Talbot's, Goodwill (3.50)
Brown flats - Mudd, yard sale (1.00)

II. Eady (sorry for the poor quality picture - it was late)

Skirt - Handmade, consignment sale (4.00?)
Clogs - Clark's, yard sale (1.00)
Blouse - Not thrifted, from Belk

III. Melissa Anne

Playsuit - Lavender and Blue, thrift store

I don't know if this was against the rules or not, but I had to change what I was wearing yesterday (all my posts were from the day before) because it was so HOT! And now the pollen has settled...
Anyway, I don't have any yard sale finds today because it is so late - I'm sorry!

Secondhand Fashion Week Day Five

I. Lillian

T-shirt - JCrew, Goodwill (3.50)
Capris - Old Navy, yard sale (.25)

II. Melissa Anne
Land's End dress - consignment sale

III. Edamas

Sweater - Merona, clothing exchange (free)
Gitano capris - Goodwill (3.50)

I found this little book at an antique mall a few months ago. For three dollars I bought an 1876 first edition of Mildred Keith, by Martha Finley. I love the intricate embellishments.

And this hammock my mom purchased at a yard sale this weekend for two bucks - our old one was falling apart.