First, a recipe...
What shall we do with this batch of Loopy's famous chocolate chip cookies? They always bake up perfectly. Do you want the recipe?
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 generous tablespoon of the secret ingredient
(add when Loopy isn't looking)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Roll into 1" balls and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Today after they cooled, we sandwiched them with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles.
Veto grudgingly went with me to one of my favourite haunts in town... Liquidation World. He hates that place. He thinks it smells. I think it smells like a bargain. Today it smelled like one cent faux flower stems... just in time to stuff my flower boxes for fall.
Friends, I stuffed these flower boxes for 96 cents. Even Veto approved of Liquidation World today.
The purple flowers at the back... they look a little dead and dried... I think that's why they were only a penny. But for a fall flower box, it's good to look a little dried out, don't you agree? This was the look I was going for. Did I get there? I think so. For a dollar.
Inside the porch, I straightened things out. The contractor comes next week to blow a hole in the kitchen to put in the new French doors... I can move the new fridge and stove inside the house and out of the porch! In the meantime, I just want to say that I put stones in my boot trays long before Martha sent that email out...
More bargains... that little obelisk I got for 75% off at my florist a while back. The potted mums I bought a couple of years ago after Thanksgiving for two dollars each at Wal Mart. That little sign is from the dollar store... another place Veto hates. Where do you go for a good bargain, my friend?