Archive for July 20th, 2009
Not much from me in personal post, I know. I’ve been trying to beat the heat so that means I’ve been spending less time on my computer. Any tips for keeping cool when you live in a third floor apartment with no A/C? Oh, and it’s been in the 90′s here in Oregon. So much for the myth of all rain and no sunshine, that’s for sure. I can certainly do without the heat. Thankfully my husband is going to try to make our to big for the window A/C unit sometime this week.
I’m on my last few chapter of The Sword and The Flute by Mike Hamel. I’m touring this book with FIRST Wild Card Tours. If I don’t have my review up with the tour first thing, I’ll add it later in the day. I’ve really been enjoying reading this fun tale of time travel, and if you ask me… I think this series would make a fantastic television series for kids!
My readers may have noticed my new blog layout. I decided it was time for a change. I think this layout is more refreshing yet chic. It has been awhile since I’ve designed something solely for myself and it needed to be done. Not only did a create the layout but I also made myself a new business card of which I’ll be able to give out soon thank to my sponsor Uprinting.com ( gotta love the reward of 500 free business cards!).
I’m pleased to announce the winners of the Julie & Julia -by July Powell Giveaway ! I have not read this book yet but will be soon! I hope you all enjoy this read and feel free to come back and let me know your thoughts!
Winners Comments: #31, #17, #1, #7, & #23
Christy H. says: A favorite cookie recipe at our house:
Chocolate Chip Crunchies
Preheat oven to 375
1 c. butter (2 sticks, melted)
1 c. white sugar
1c. brown sugar
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
2 beaten eggs
2 ½ c. flour
2 c. crushed corn flakes (just crush them with your hands)
1-2 c. chocolate chips
Melt butter, add the sugars and stir. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Then add flour and stir it in. Add crushed corn flakes and chocolate chips and mix it all thoroughly.
Form dough into balls with your fingers and place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet. Press them down with a floured or greased fork in a crisscross pattern (the same method as peanut butter cookies.)
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack until they’re completely cool. (The rack is important – it makes them crisp.)
Renee says: I love the Garfield books by Jim Davis! Okay, so they are not exactly classical literature, so sue me.
Dorothy l says:
One of my funniest is really something my husband did We had just moved in to our new home and my husband turned on the oven to preheat it but did not look inside the oven and all the paperwork from the oven was still in there and he nearly got the new house on fire con5459(at)gmail(dot)com
Betty says: I entered God Will Do the Rest book giveaway.
Danielle says: I entered the Lip Stuff giveaway! firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth says: I am a subscriber. pbclark(at)netins(dot)net
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