Thursday, August 2, 2012

august 1st-2012.


summer is almost over..
it saddens me a little.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

july 31st-2012.


tried to teach a dance
to the squad,
and was exhausted by it.

july 30th-2012.


grades were posted,
and i am once again on the
president's list..
we all seem a little more tired
than usual.

july 29th-2012.

"last thing i bought"

christmas came early for len,
in the form of commissioned art work
from this guy.
(and i win the
award for it.)

july 28th-2012.


an essay final,
and now school is finished for the next
three weeks.

july 27th-2012.

"on the road"

i taught yoga
to the cheerleading squad,
and then we celebrated a successful week
with cookies.

(as a bonus, i am teaching you to make them here!)

homemade funfetti cookies
(inspired by this post)

preheat oven to 375 degrees (F)

1 cup softened, salted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup blue and white jimmie sprinkles
1/4 cup blue and red star sprinkles
2 tablespoons red and white nonpareil sprinkles

cream the butter and sugar in your mixer for two minutes, until fluffy. add the vanilla and egg. 
mix until well combined.

in a separate bowl, sift in the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. 
slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and continue on low speed until it’s all added and combined. 

mix in the sprinkles, but don’t over-mix or the sprinkles will start to bleed into the dough.

using an ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. 

bake for about ten minutes, or until slightly golden.

cool on a wire rack.
store in an airtight container up to four days.

makes approximately three dozen cookies.