(print this one out by clicking on the image and then go get some of your own. hurry. go now.)
heat your oven then melt the butter right in the pan you're going to use
add the graham crumbs and spread them evenly on the bottom after you mix it together
this recipe is really so easy and fail proof ... so all the steps can be done by your kids if it's a day you want to get them into the kitchen to bake with you
just pop open the can of condensed milk and let them pour it evenly over the crumb layer
add all the good stuff ... i usually do coconut first then the chips
my girls ate more chocolate chips than they put in the dish
grab a fork and have them press down a little just to smoosh it all together
this was the original recipe i clipped off the back of the milk can fifteen years ago when i first got married
wow. fifteen years.
we're like, old people
i forgot to take, ya know those staged food blogger pics, that everyone takes and their cookies look like betty crocker herself was at their house and made the cookies with them, and then they took a picture kinda pictures? well this isn't that kinda recipe.
so here's a picture of the bars in their truest form.
messy gooey and broken up on a pedestal dish in my kitchen
... speaking of Charlotte, we loved it there. i want to live there.
for real. i wish we could.
i bought #allthethings at world market
and ate lots of pretty candy
rainbowtized pompoms make the beach even prettier
even more progress
i'm working on duplicating the pattern so i can have it listed in my shop if you're interested in stitching your own state map with pretty embroidery floss from joanns (and believe me that's the only place i could find the floss ... i looked everyyyyyywhere) hope to have the pattern figured out by next week maybe
the ride home was long but we made it ... and i ate more candy
when i painted my both of my girls' rooms, i wanted to have scripture incorporated onto their walls in some way ... since it's where they sleep, rest and spend a lot of time ... having God's Word right there in front of them seemed to be a great way to remind and embed His Promises into their tender minds & hearts ...
since i like to doodle & journal, i figured that was the way to go
with sharpie paint pens and a little bit of acryllic paint
garden/plant baskets from Joanns are hanging on her wall
to corrall all those little stuffed animals that will drive a mom to the brink of insanity
they were black when i bought them so a quick coat of spray paint did the trick
remember Lumpy? from the Heffalump movie??
well when my daughter was little, Lumpy was her best friend.
the little stuffed animal (she still has) went every where with her
every. where. like he's almost threadbare. but she still loves him :)
so i used a light projector and traced a picture (from google images) onto the wall
and then filled him in with acrylics. it was fun, but i'm sad that the time went by so fast and soon she'll be ready to paint over him. so sad.
wow. had to dig through the archives for that one :)
this is her now ...
she still loves lumpy enough to wear lumpy earrings ... i die.
she actually loves hangin out in her room
it's like here little fortress
and she's a bookworm ... she loves books
and her baby book for some reason. she reads it over & over again
and then comes to tell me things like
"hey mama when i was in your tummy you wanted to eat hot dogs & cocoa pebbles!"