Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
At 5 months Peanut:
~ weighs about 17 lbs
~ is 28 inches long
~Can roll over both ways! (Although he usually forgets how to roll back once he gets on his tummy)
~ Has started to figure out how to get to sleep on his own with just a bit of fussing! And is now sleeping through most of the night! Woo hoo!
~ Grabs just about everything in his reach
~ Loves to talk with something in his mouth
~ Has his first tooth! It's not all the way out yet, but it's about 1/3 of the way there!
~ Loved the wrapping paper at Christmas: smashing and ripping and eating it, oh my!
~ Loves to squeal. Very loudly. It's really quite versatile for every emotion: boredom, delight, hunger, frustration...
~Went to his first hockey game and loved it!
~Is seriously the most adorable baby in the whole wide world...not that I'm biased or anything...ahem.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
| What a gentleman!|
Photo by Images by Frost
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Today I have a special treat for you guys: a delicious guest post from one of my awesome sponsors, Lish! She blogs over at Imprintalish, which is one of my very favourite blogs to read. Gorgeous photography and awesome crafty ideas. She's got some great holiday ideas, so head on over and show her some love! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Lish. Skor bars are my absolute favourite. I can't imagine that these are going to last long in my house...
Hello all you Up Mommy Creek readers!! I'm so happy to be here today hanging out with my fellow Canadian, Amy, and all of you!!! My name is Lish and I blog over at Imprintalish. I blog about everything from my two handsome little guys to crafts to pretty finds on the web, recipes and tales of balancing life, my etsy shop and being a SAHM.
Today I am going to be sharing a recipe with you that I put into my Christmas goodies line up a couple years ago. It's pretty simple and will be sure to help you pack on the pounds..LOL...I think I have ate a whole batch already, and if you add up those little calories (look at the bottom of the recipe down below), I think that equals out to two days worth of calories!! If you can keep your hands off them though, they are the perfect treat to share with neighbours, friends, coworkers and family!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Skor toffee pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, corn starch, baking powder and salt;stir half into butter mixture. Stir in toffee bits and remaining flour mixture. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool on pan for about 5 minutes and dust with more icing sugar, if desired. Store in airtight container for up to two weeks. These also freeze well! 1 cookie= 80 calories-bet you didn't want to know that!
So once you've finished baking and let them cool, it's time to wrap them up!
What I used:
Jar with air tight lid
Kraft Paper Doily
String of faux pearls
1. Loosely trace the lid onto some Kraft paper, I left about two inches of space around it. Next, center the doily on top of the lid with the Kraft paper on top of that. Secure in place with an elastic band.
2. To decorate the top of the jar, I cut a long skinny strip of Kraft paper and started twisting and rolling it to make it resemble a ribbon, almost like a piece of raffia. Then I started rolling it around into a shape of a flower.
3. Secure the flowers to the top of the lid with some glue.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
|Here's a close up to show the sparkly-ness|