Saturday, August 20, 2011

Luminary tealight bags

I saw these cute beautiful luminary bags in the store the other day and wanted them immediately.  I thought of all the ways I could use them at parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving and every night if I had to.  When I saw the price they weren't quite so beautiful.  As I looked at the cute little paper bags with shapes punched out of them I thought "How can they charge so much for this when I can make this at home."  Then the light bulb (or tealight) went off and I decided to give it a try.  

Schultute (School cones)

Last year my daughter Marina entered 1st grade.  Her teacher had these cones hanging from the ceiling in their classroom.  There was one for each child and they were filled with treats and school supplies.  I thought it was the sweetest thing. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
Since we are going on a road trip tomorrow I thought I'd whip up some of my kids favorite cookies.  Normally I like to bake from scratch but if I can use a few shortcuts to save time I'm all for it.  These are made with packaged cookie mix and then lots of other things thrown in to make them super yummy.