Occasionally, I do make time for me

Time.

A long day.

For me, it's typically a filled day doing many things for my family.  Sometime, I forget to make time for me.  Except today, I spent time making a card for a friend.  

Before I sat down, I did vacuum the upstairs, make the bed, try to clean off my desk which is a little bit of a wreck.

I used some SU ink, paper, and embellishments and some Lawn Fawn cuts for the hillside.  I love, love, love Lawn Fawn.

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Happy Stamping,
Betsy

Eek, it's almost time for Tick or Treat fun!

Here's more treats I made with a Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!  

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The paper straws are super cute.  I no longer sell SU but I know some great consultants who do, if your interested in subscribing, let me know.

Betsy


Halloween Happiness

I'm in full swing Halloween mode over here!

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These burlap bags are only the beginning of my candy basket.  I am limiting the number of candy treats so if you happen to have a child, in costume, and your knocking at my door your child may get one of these.  Super cute!


Unicorn Birthday

So, recently I celebrated a birthday and Simon Says Stamps sent me a coupon code for a free birthday stamp set.  y'all, it's so cute.  I'm going to make some cute cards with this.  Until then,Myers what the sat amp set looks like. 

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Cute, right?  So that's what I'm up to today.

Happy stamping,
Betsy

Sea Salt

Pretty much anything made and sprinkled with sea salt has my name on it.  I just can't help myself.  These cookies were made by a mom of one of my daughter's friend and I just about died when she gave me the recipe.  

I made a ton for the bake sale this weekend's band competition,  (my son is in marching band).

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Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies 

All purpose flour - 4 cups (17 oz / 482g) use White Lily flour if possible 

Baking powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons

Baking soda - 1 1/4 teaspoons

Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons 

Butter, unsalted, room temperature - 1 1/4 Cups (10 oz/284g) 

Light brown Sugar - 1 1/4 Cups (10 oz/284g)

White Sugar – 1 Cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 Oz/227g) 

Eggs, large, room temperature - 2 

Vanilla - 2 teaspoons 

Chocolate chips - 3 1/3 cups (20 oz/567g) 

Coarse Salt

 

Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and give it a good whisking to evenly distribute the leavening, set aside. 

Using an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and both sugars together until they are light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. 

Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each until it disappears into the mixture. 

Add the Vanilla and mix until combined. 

Turn the mixer to low and add the flour, mixing only until no dry pockets of flour remain.

Add the chocolate chips and mix only until they are evenly distributed. 

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing it against the dough. 

Refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. 

 

To bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out two-ounce dough balls, like to do this with an ice cream scoop; they should be about the size of a golf ball. Put them on the parchment lined cookie sheet, leave two to three inches between the cookies, for spread room. Now sprinkle the top lightly with coarse salt.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, the cookies should be golden brown, but still appear soft in the middle. Let the cookies cool in the pan for 5 minutes to firm up, then move them to a cooling rack. These cookies are best served warm, so just bake the amount you need and leave the rest of the dough in the fridge. It will be fine in there for 4 or 5 days.


Happy Stamping,

Betsy