Tuesday, February 22, 2011

~what to do, what to do~ {and a winner}

It's noon here and it has been snowing all day.

The kids are home on spring break.

So far I have made 3 vintage tote bags {more on that to come}

ran 4 loads of laundry,

completely gutted and cleaned out my master closet,

started to stencil my dining room walls {more on that to come as well!}

made breakfast and lunch for my two little munchkins,

tackled a couple design consultations,

vacuumed, and did a load of dishes.


What's up next?
Well, we are making these.

They look heavenly, and the kids love to help me bake.

A chocolate chip cookie, with the best addition ever – a swirl of Nutella.The ultimate cookie.
ingredients:2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter (1 stick)1 cup sugar1/2 cup brown sugar2 eggs1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup Nutella1-1/2 cups chocolate chips.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prep baking sheets with silpats.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, the sugar and the brown sugar. Add the eggs and the vanilla until combined.
Gradually add the flour until the mixture is combined.
Then mix in the chocolate chips and the Nutella – I don’t like to fully combine it, ’cause traces of Nutella is always is a good thing.

Drop by Tablespoons onto the prepped baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.

I also have a winner to announce for the beautiful cage doll!

If you are the writer of the blog

The Adventures of Stig and Lolo

please email me, you are the winner!

Please come back tomorrow for my BIGGEST giveaway yet!



somewhere on the avenue said...

Those cookies look like heaven on a plate! xx

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I would have started with the cookies and stopped there!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I have a major chocolate sweet tooth! Look so good, thanks for the recipe!

The Farmers Nest said...

How funny....we are making those cookies tonight as well. Tote bag...humm, can't wait to hear more on this subject.

Simply LKJ said...

The cookies look yummy! Wow, you've gotten a lot accomplished in half a day!!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Oh my goodness....cookies AND a cage doll?! Now i am going to have to make those cookies as a celebration (well as soon as my oven gets installed :)
I am soooo excited!!
(*insert Pointer Sisters dance here*)

You made my day sweetie - heck, you made my month! :)

Thank you!! XOX

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, these cookies make me want to eat like a bear in hibernation!

Unknown said...

You have had a busy day, Melaine! I hope you guys enjoy spring break, ours in not till mid March but we are really looking forward to it. Some extra family activities and some extra time to hopefully knock a few items off the to do list.

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please...source those gorgeous Ikat pillows from your previous post. I know many people would like to know where they came from. Please...I'm begging. Thanks!

Melaine Thompson said...

I got the Ikat pillows at Tuesday morning! xoxo

Between You and Me said...

girl. you had what i call a productive day. for real.
you should read my post today on feeling non-productive. :(

those cookies will be made at my house this very week.

Allison said...

Congratulations to the winner! She's a lucky lady! The cookies look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. You've had a busy day!

BearShe Cottage said...

You were a busy bee today. But it sounds like you had fun. I need some of that motivation.

Unknown said...

Where do you get your energy?!?! I love it!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Oh my! Those cookies look sooo good! You got alot accomplished today! I need some of your energy..LOL
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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I'm tired just thinking about everything you accomplished today. The cookies look wonderful & wouldn't last long around my house.

L Dizzie said...

Just wondering how many cups of coffee you had this morning! haha.

Love your blog. Thanks for inspiring!

Little Leslie said...

When you are done with the cookies, could you come over and wash my windows? I don't think you do enough during the day. And bring the cookies too.

gretchen said...

I have to wonder what you had for breakfast to keep you running all day. Double double energy and more!

sherryberry079 said...

I am going to make the cookies today!! love netella!!! are you going to show us your vintage bags you are making? cant wait to see them.Thank you Sherry

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