Tuesday, October 30, 2012


      A sweet summer day seems like a memory as we in the Great Lakes get just the tiniest feel for what the east coast must have gone through last night and today with Hurricane Sandy. It is incredibly windy outside and so overcast. A dreary day that I thought I'd brighten up with a cheery layout!
     This sweet little sunshine is my niece and goddaughter. The sketch is based on a Midweek Mojo from Scrapbook Steals quite a while back. I used the ever cheery Echo Park along with some girly doilies to complete my layout. 

     It is hard to believe that next month will start the Thanksgiving and Christmas preparation. I've already listened to a few instrumental holiday songs. The Christmas music officially starts in our house on Nov. 1st. I have way too many cd's to start any later. And, now that I've discovered Pandora, the possibilities are endless.
     Pinterest has been fun to peruse lately as well while I look for any fun little projects to do. Though, in honestly, I am more of a pinner and not as much of a do-er! Unless, it is scrapbook related of course!
     Since baking is another passion of mine, I thought I'd share a recipe today as well. I found this blog which had a recipe for some no bake cookies. What made me really want to make them was the name of the cookie...Holycraptheseareamazing cookies!<----click to see photos and the original recipe that I pasted below. My family really enjoyed them and I am considering adding them into the Christmas Cookie Queue. (The most difficult thing was telling my kiddos the "official" name of the cookie and then having them ask to eat one. Since the "c word" is a no-no in our house, we had to make some house rules on what we could call these little bites of happiness.) At any rate, I hope that you have the chance to enjoy them as well. Thanks for stopping by today!

Scrap Happy~Melissa

Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies 
 (as pasted from blog mentioned above)

(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (I like creamy.)
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 3 oz good quality chocolate of your choice

  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of peanut butter. Mix well.
  2. Add corn flakes to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over corn flakes and mix well, taking care to coat all of the corn flakes.
  3. With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop out and form into 1-2 inch balls, depending on your preference, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Put the chocolate in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  5. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
  6. When cooled, eat these cookies with reckless abandon. Be careful, though. We wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt!

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