Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Caramel Corn Recipe

Here's the recipe we used for our caramel corn. We got it from Cooks.com. We followed it loosely, changing a bit at the end. I wrote down what we did. It turned out very well.

Microwave Caramel Corn

16 c. popped popcorn (we did two batches in our air popper and didn't measure)
1/2 c. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Microwave butter, salt, brown sugar and syrup in uncovered bowl for 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave another 3 minutes. Stir in baking soda.

Use one large brown grocery bag. Spray with Pam. Add popcorn and caramel mix. Microwave for approximately 2 1/2 minutes, stopping to shake bag every 30 seconds. After removing from microwave, spread on two cookie sheets to cool.

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Enjoy! I am working on painting and decorating our bedroom this week. If all goes well, pictures will be coming shortly.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Caramel Corn and a Cutie Pie

We love autumn around here! M has a bunch of new long-sleeved onesies that are red, brown, and orange. On the first official day of fall, I got her all dressed in her "back to school" outfit and took pictures. I know, right? Just wait until she is actually old enough to go to school.

I can't get over her face! Every day she is such a cutie.
She has also started to clap when she is really happy. It is so cute to see her doing it on purpose.
Grandma and Grandpa B gave her this sweet lantern for Halloween. She loves to hold it and stare at the light so much that it is already out of batteries.
We also made caramel popcorn for FHE this week. I was going to put this up earlier and tell everybody to stop by for a snack. . . but we already ate it all. You can still stop by though. We will make a fresh batch, just for you.

I realized the other day that this really is my favorite season. I went to Walmart to get some curtains for our bedroom(next week's decor project), and somehow I ended up getting a bunch of Halloween stuff. I got a big candy bowl, not because we don't already have a big bowl, but that we don't already have a purple Halloween candy bowl. I also got orange cups, ghost napkins and plates, and autumn leaves cupcake liners. Am I having a Halloween party? Not that I know of. But it was almost as much fun buying it as actually having a party. Weird. My love of the season makes me do some crazy stuff. Maybe we will end up having that party. If so, you're invited. Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blog Revisted

I've always wanted a clever and uncookie-cutter-ish name for our blog. I have never been able to come up with one. Until now. It may not seem like it's anything special, but I finally feel like maybe I can live with this name without changing it again. Maybe.

Also, Blogger is fighting me tooth and nail with the layout and fine details, so this may be a work in progress for as long as it takes me to figure out how to get the transparency on the header to work and the background to be the right size (even though it is exactly the same size as the last one). So, please, pardon my virtual dust.

Edit: I finally got it to work! Hope you like our new look for autumn.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

M's Room

I finally took pictures of M's room (with just a few of M scattered throughout. . . okay, a lot of M). I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It turned out as well or better than I hoped. Here is the photo I used for inspiration (you may remember from my October 18, 2008 post):
And here is M's room before:

Now onto the main event! Welcome to M's room.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Ok, I promise I will get pictures of M's room up soon. . . but for now I have some other pictures of recent happenings and get-togethers. First, Chris and I had our second anniversary. We went to the Mandarin Garden in Logan where we had our first date. I made us a decorative sign out of scrapbook paper and ribbon.
Next, my dad's birthday. We went to Rooster's in Ogden and had some cupcakes outside afterward.

Next, Chris had his 27th birthday yesterday. We went to the Timbermine Steakhouse and had some presents, cake, and ice cream at home.

I made a happy birthday banner out of scrapbook paper, ribbon, and printed letters. It turned out great!
I also made the cake. It is supposed to be a robot, but it kind of looks like a monster. Anyway, it's saying "27"(imagine it in a robotic voice).We have had so much stuff going on lately! Besides all this stuff, Chris got called as a ward missionary, so he can still wrangle M during church. In a couple of weeks, we have Peach Days. I just have to keep telling myself that it will happen no matter what, so I can't get too worked up about it. In October, we have the ward Primary Program, so I am trying to get these kids to learn the songs as well as they can in the next couple of months. They are doing okay, though. I think it will be great. We are still working on getting the yard in. We have dug about half of our trench lines, maybe a little more. Soon we will be able to get the sprinklers in, put down top soil, and plant our seed. We will be so glad to have that done!

Lastly, I made some Rhode's Rolls for Sunday dinner, and I was super disappointed with how flat they were. In fact, so disappointed that I had to take a picture.