Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chewy Coconut Cookies...one of my moms favorite!

I was headed for a visit with my mom and wanted to take her a treat. These cookies are one of her favorites! She usually got out voted on cookie baking flavors when we were growing up because we weren't much on coconut:) so.... If saying I love you with a cookie is possible...then I love you mom:)
This is one of my "weathered" recipes hand written by mom.  She made me a family recipe book when I went off to college which is now falling apart, but is still the first recipe book I grab when baking something "naughty" aka yummy:)

These cookies are so moist and delicious!

Chewy Coconut cookies


Kimberly's recipe tweaks:
3/4 cup brown sugar (instead of 1/2)
1/4 cup white sugar (instead of 1/2
1 cup chopped nuts (instead of 1/2)
...next time I am going to toast the coconut!


p,s,
These coconut cookies would be fun to color for easter!

You may enjoy another Easter treat...Peanut Butter Nests


http://nelliescottageretreat.blogspot.com/2011/04/peanut-butter-nests.html

Thursday, March 6, 2014

In the leafy tree tops!



One of my tenants left this frame behind and I fell in love! My hubby added a thin backer board to the frame and then I painted it this fabulous barn red. Various blue papers were torn into 4 pieces then Mod-Podged to the frame backing. The branches were cut from the Songbird Cricut cartridge. I arranged and re-arranged the branches before the Mod-Podge was applied. 





I was able to both emboss and cut my birds in one motion with the Fiskars Fuse. I then applied applied Mod Podge to each individual bird. After they were dry, 3M was added to the back of each bird for some dimension. Again, I arranged and re-arranged the birds before gluing them down permanently.






Best part of this project? Hanging my art project on the wall in my new room!





p,s. You will love this vintage bird project for the new room!
http://nelliescottageretreat.blogspot.com/2014/02/birds-on-string.html