Making Scraps

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A post from Kelli–

If you haven’t heard, the weather in the Midwest has been quite a doozy this year!  Earlier this week, the National Weather Service had predicted a lovely 4 to 8 inches of the nasty white stuff, but they said that if the storm shifted, we might just end up with rain/freezing rain/sleet and other lovely winter gifts.  Apparently it shifted a bit because it rained most of the day yesterday.  At about 4 or so in the afternoon, it started snowing.  If we haven’t already had a couple feet of snow, I would have said that it was pretty snow,  but not so much right now.

Jason came home and we ate, and just as we were deciding what to watch on TV, the power flashed a few times and then went out.  Guess mother nature decided that one for us!  We just ended up going to bed early and honestly, I wasn’t that mad because I knew that I would be able to get up early and was planning on going to Mom’s for a sewing day.

When I woke up though, I looked outside, and became quite mad.  There were drifts in the driveway and I wasn’t quite sure that I would be able to get through them.  Soon after, Jason’s aunt Julie called and told me that I probably shouldn’t go anywhere because on the “good side” of the gravel, there were 3 foot drifts, which was good compared to the 5 foot drifts on the other side of the road.

So, it’s a stay at home day for me!  Trying to make light of the unfortunate circumstances, I’ve decided to have a scrap making day!

High StreetMom and I are currently working on a top secret project (we’ll tell you as soon as we can) and these are some of the scraps that I have made.  The project that I am working on now, has lots and lots of triangle leftovers that I’ll be making into a little bed for Puppycat…although I have been saying that for a few years now…Maybe it’ll happen one day!

 

Happiness Is…PUPPY CHOW!

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A post from Kelli–

Today has been a lazy day for me.  I woke up later than planned and have had absolutely no motivation to do anything.  I got up and looked around the kitchen, craving something sweet and found nothing.  And then puppy chow popped into my mind!  It was perfect!  I had all of the things I needed and got right to work.

Puppy ChowPuppy chow (or muddy buddies as some call it) is the perfect pick-me-up!  It’s quick, cheap, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.  Here’s the recipe if you would like to make some of your own:

1 cup peanut butter

1 stick of butter

1 bag of chocolate chips

Place all in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute, stir, and microwave for another minute until all of the ingredients are smooth and creamy.  Pour over a box of Chex and mix until all of the cereal is covered.  Put in a paper bag with 2 cups of powdered sugar.  Shake the bag until all of the chocolate covered cereal is covered.  I have found that it is important to mix it in a paper bag so that it all remains crunchy.  If you need a big brown paper bag, you can ask for a few extras the next time that you’re at the grocery store.  It may also be helpful to put the brown paper bag in a plastic grocery sack while shaking it in case the brown paper bag would tear.

Final step?  ENJOY!

 

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