Friday, September 22, 2006

Embellishment rack and recipe

Jen asked me about my metal embellishment rack. It's a spice rack I got at Sam's Club a while back. It twirls around really easy even with how heavy it is. It holds 24 little jars. I've had good intentions to get labels made for them and finally got to do it today. I love it even more and now it's even easier to find what I need. All I did was type and print a list of contents, punch them out with a 1 1/4 inch punch then used a 1 1/2 inch punch to mat them in black, then stuck them over the spice names on the darn cute! Thank you all for your sweet comments. I'm so glad you all like my scraproom. I'm a little bit OCD when it comes to organizing my supplies. I want it to be easy to find things AND look pretty too. It's a fun room when it's clean. If any of you come to town, you're welcome to come scrapbook with me. It would be so fun!
To answer more questions...Chris...I have no idea how many stamps I have. A LOT! We don't talk about that infront of Mark. It doesn't make him happy. :o) house isn't huge...not too little either. It's a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2600 square foot tri-level. Even with a big family it's set up in a way that you don't feel like your too squishy. Carrie...I love the quote on my wall too. They are vinyl letters that I had custom ordered to fit that wall...and yes I have Rachael Ray on everyday...and Paula Deen of course...gotta have me some butter! Gina...yes, I have my energy back. I still hurt, but feel much better. Thanks for asking. is the recipe for cowpie cookies. I did make them last night and the little pigglies that live here ate them up already. I keep trying to upload a picture of them, but blogger wont let me now. The are flat cookies that kind of have rings from spreading out that resembles a cowpie...hence the name.
Cowpie chocolate Chip Cookies
4 sticks of butter
3 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
butter for cookie sheets
Cream butter until smooth; add sugars and mix until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Sift in dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. I save the butter wrappers and use them to grease my pans. Drop 2-3 tablespoons per cookie. I use a cookie scoop so that they are all the same size. Space dough at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. I can only get 8 cookies on my sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let sit on cookie sheet for a minute before removing to cooling rack. The cookies are very flat and crisp...yet chewy too.


Chickenbells said...

Oh...I just love organization...the little jars are too cute!

Whoa...4 sticks of butter?! I'll bet those melt in your mouth.

Amanda said...

Since I sent the cookies with the guys maybe I'll make these for the girls for tonight. Thanks. Love all the orginizational items. That is right up my alley. Have a great weekend? How is that precious baby doing?

SmileyCarrie said...

LOVE those jars... I completely agree, I love it when its so organized and looks pretty! Great job!!!

Teresa said...

OHG, I love the idea of the embellishment rack. I must say I had to hit Wal-Mart to see if I could find one like it. I did find a little round one with round jars(18), it fits perfect on my desk. When I got home with it I re-organized my embellishments & stuff. Thanks for sharing your great idea.


PS. I found your blog through Missy's Blog. I want to tell you what a wonderful family you have and Baby Mark is just as cute as a bug. I hope you all get to bring him home soon.

Jen said...

Dang, I want those jars!! Love them....
I need to organize myself but I don't have enough room to organize. I need a big wall unit like yours and a room too, roflmao

Missy's Blog said...

This is one of the COOLEST organizing tips I've ever seen. Next time we are in town, I'm looking for a spice rack for my embellishments.

Pam said...

Your rack looks awesome (the embellishment kind) ;)

I vote you just mail me some cowpies (the cookie kind) ;)

Your room just makes mine look pitifull! I vote you come to NH (it's beautiful in the fall) and do mine over!

Pam said...

PS: You need to visit my blog cause you've been tagged! :)

Kristan Paolacci said...

I Love Your Crop Room - I want to move in !!!!! Is it all yours or do you to share office space with your husband ? It is absolutely amazing. You have inspired me.

Also - thanks for the recipe - I think I'll make those for family night.

homedaisy said...

i want a spice rack like that to convert! what a fabulous idea! thank you for sharing :)

maggie Holmes said...

love your spice rack idea - it looks so cute and neat!