Sep 30, 2009

Sugar Cookie Goodness

With coffee, with tea, with milk, with cocoa, or just because...I love sugar cookies! They are such an elegant and old fashioned cookie. Nothing fancy about them as far as ingredients or looks goes but take one bite and the melt in your mouth goodness will have you grabbing for a second...and a third...and quite possibly a fourth.

Now enough drooling over mine...go make some for yourself!

Per my favorite cookbook 'The Complete Book of Baking' by Pillsbury

No-Roll Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
4½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt

In large bowl, cream both sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add oil, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Stir in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt until well blended. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.* Heat oven to 375ºF. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until set, but not brown.
Makes 7 to 8 dozen cookies.
*Or if you're impatient like me stick your first batch in the oven and then refrigerate the rest of the dough while you're enjoying the first dozen! ;0)

Sep 22, 2009

Happy First Day of Fall

Well it has officially begun! The fire is going in the fireplace, I'm wearing my coziest sweater and slippers, a warm cup of coffee is waiting to be finished and the late morning sun is shining through the slight mist in the air. Fall has arrived!
I'm thinking of pumpkins, nostalgic old movies, hot cocoa, baking goodies, crafting, curling up with a good book, knee high boots, cozy sweaters and brightly colored scarves. After a long and trying summer I can't help but be excited for a change of season and all that it holds. I hope you are too!
Happy Fall to y'all!

Photo Courtesy of the Graphics Fairy

Sep 21, 2009

Million Dollar Monday

After using up a full tank of gas cruising the countryside...

Rustic Green Gas Can
$18 at

in my classic convertible and cozy little wrap...Faux Leopard Collar
$165 at

I arrived home to a crackling fire in the fireplace...Antique Wood Mantel
$700 at

grabbed a cozy blanket for my lap... Vintage Plaid Blanket
$25 at

and sat down to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.

Porcelain Chocolate Set
$45 at

So while we are day dreaming...what would you buy if you had a Million Dollars?

Sep 8, 2009

The Funky Junk Sisters Are at it Again!

Mark your calendar, cuz I know I am, for October 23 & 24 this fall as the Funky Junk Sisters are at it again and have a fabulous fall show in the works. This past June I participated in their first ever Funky Junk Sister Antique Show and I had a blast! There is much talk already about the fall show being even more if that were possible.

To find out more about the fall show click on the above ad.
Or check out what other people had to say about the show in June:

Sep 5, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Vintage BOGO 50% Sale

EVERYONE LOVES A included! And Labor Day Weekend is as good a time as any to start shopping for some good deals for the holidays! This weekend from Saturday thru Monday I will be offering buy one, get one 50% off of equal or lesser value on everything in my shop!!! My shop is full up with all kinds of vintage and antique goodies just waiting to be snagged up. So what are you waiting for...get shopping!

Sep 2, 2009

The Signs of Fall

Dare I say it's beginning to feel a bit like fall? Here in the Northwest we've enjoyed a beautiful summer with even a few days of record breaking high temps but the last few days I've been setting aside the flip flops and pulling out the fuzzy socks. I know fall does not officially start until September 22nd so I haven't given up on summer completley but there is a slight nip in the air announcing that fall is fast approaching.

The weather is not the only thing that is turning my mind towards fall.

A few other signs it's on it's way is the desire to:

Bake Goodies
This recipe looks good and is shared by a very talented young lady!
Browse around her blog while you're won't be disappointed.

Watch Black & White Movies

The Shop Around the Corner
Grab a cup of cocoa or a bowl of popcorn and click above to watch this 1940's romantic comedy in it's full version!

Light Candles

Photo Courtesy of Country Living

Rearrange Everything!
I'll share more about this in a future post.

So what things are making you think fall???