Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brought to you by the Letter R

Oh how I love this!! I got this idea a few months ago from, yea you guessed it, Pinterest (you'll notice a trend with that) and knew I had to make it for my daughter, Rachel. I actually bought a frame for this project back in November but ended up using it for a picture (imagine that!) and I kind of forgot about this idea altogether with the chaos of Christmas.

I was at Michael's today and happened to be walking down the button aisle and a little bag of green and pink buttons caught my eye. The two colours looked so pretty in that little bag and then I remembered my button project I had been meaning to do. My supposed quick trip to Michael's ended up lasting an hour and a half as Rachel and I went up and down the picture frame aisles trying to find the perfect one (if you knew me, you'd understand). Good thing Michael's has toys that kept her occupied as she sat and played so politely in her stroller waiting for me to decide.

I love how it all came together and I must say, I'm quite pleased with the final result!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

7 Layer Bars

Thanks for stopping by! This is an exciting day - I've finally decided to start my first ever blog! Now I can more easily post and share for all to see and of course, on to Pinterest, all the delicious eats and treats and fun crafts that my two year old daughter and I have fun making. 

Of course I have to make my first post interesting....but more importantly, yummy! So I'm going to start off with 7-layer bars. This dessert SERIOUSLY is to die for. If you're watching your calories, you may want to stop reading right now or run away fast because once you see how all the ingredients come together, you will HAVE to make this. 

My Mom used to make this for us once in a blue moon when I was growing up from a recipe book that my elementary school put together way back in the day and I have never forgotten the recipe nor have I forgotten just how delectable it tastes. 

One of my best friend's was having a pot luck for her birthday the other night and I knew she would  appreciate just how amazing these taste, so of course I had to make a batch to bring with us. I can honestly say they were quite the hit with everyone and I think she was more upset I had never shared this recipe with her prior to that night! 

7 Layer Bars

1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup graham crumbs
1 cup (or to your liking) butterscotch chips
1 cup (or to your liking) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped walnuts


Melt butter or margarine and spread to cover bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. In order above, layer each ingredient one at a time and spread evenly on top of each other (do not mix or stir). Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 F. Let them cool and cut in squares. Enjoy!

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