Thursday, February 14, 2013

Roaster ovens ROCK!

Our oven has been on the brink of dying for awhile now. The stovetop still works but it has finally bit the dust. RIP Oven. My mom offered her Roaster oven for me to borrow. Since we are moving, we don't want to go out and buy a new one because our new house might have a perfectly good one for us. We just don't want to take that chance. I complained to a friend about my oven and she said she could go days without turning hers on. I thought about it and I realized I turn mine on everyday, and sometimes for every meal. For example: Breakfast german pancakes, lunch to heat up a frozen pizza and dinner baking chicken. So, it's kind of devastating to my life. Being a homemaker IS my job and it's almost like my 10-key broke down if I were a banker. It's a major tool for me to run my job.

So, I researched Roaster ovens a little and found out that you CAN bake in them! I whipped up a batch of sugar cookies and proceeded to try it out. You just heat up the roaster to the temp on the recipe, place the cookie sheet (a smaller one, so more batches...ugh) on the rack and place the lid on the roaster and bake according to the time on the recipe. It worked!!! So easy too! besides having to do more batches because it's smaller than an oven, it was just the same! So cool.

Here they are baking.....(well, with the lid off. The lid has to be on to work...)

Finished product!

Happy {heart} day!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Time Out for Women with my sisters!


this weekend was so much fun! I went to Time out For Women with all of my sisters! Monica flew in from North Carolina and so the 5 of us stayed at Meg & Rach's apartment which was right down the street from the conference center where TOFW was held. It was a weekend full of inspirational speakers and music.

I pulled into my parent's house to get Monica, and my dad had made these 2 gigantic snowmen with the huge piles of snow they have received (this is what he does in retirement....ah, what a life!) He even dug a snow tunnel for monica to crawl through so her kids could see all the snow (remember they live in 70 degree weather right now!)

Here's the companion snowman on the other side of the driveway.

so adorable!

And thus begins our weekend. We had pedicures and lunch, and then rushed to drop off our stuff at the apartment and then headed to the conference. How uplifiting! how glorious of a weekend to experience these speakers & music and all with my sisters! I love them so much! It was just the weekend I needed!



Friday, February 1, 2013

The month of L–O–V–E

A simple heart or XOXO sure says a lot, doesn’t it?  Here are some shelf-sitter blocks I made this year.  Happy {heart} day!happy v day with brown hearthappy v day with heartheart on block with ribbonLOVE with heartxoxo squeezs and smooches