Okay, so I was just saying Zach and I are winners! We talk to bloggers and we win giveaways. But this one is extra cool because we won a bow tie that can be worn by guys or gals. If you have not checked out the "I believe in unicorns" blog, you need to. Ashley and her hubby are so fashion savvy, and it's fun to see them living life to the fullest.
Talk about good luck. These double rainbows lasted for quite a while last Sunday. I should have known we were going to win with a sign like that.
I got out of class one day to find my bike tangled up with another and wedged between the bike rail bars. I was trying to untangle the two bikes and free mine from the pole when I noticed a goofy looking kid sitting on benches near by. As I tugged and pulled and scratched some paint off someone's bike the goofy kid came over and helped hold one bike so I could pull the other on off it. I thanked him for his help. He then said "My friends totally would have used that as a way to ask you on a date".
I gave a courtesy laugh and said "I am married, so that really wouldn't work our for your friends".
"That wouldn't stop me," he boldly said.
"Oh, yes it would," I replied hopping on my bike.
A few seconds later he back tracked sounding embarrassed "Your right. That would stop me. Sorry I said that. It really would stop me."
"I know it would" I said riding away.
I pretty much laughed all the way home. The poor kid was so humiliated. If his mother had been there he would have been in deep trouble for sure and he knew it.
So for a quick up date:
Zach and I talk to famous bloggers like all the time so were pretty much famous now. Zach won a blog give away and today I became a model. You can look for my skills online at the BYU-Idaho book store in a few weeks.
Photo's from the Daybook party. The girl I am holding is amazing! Katherine is the Thrifted things blogger she is one of those cool people that let me in the famous circle. You need to go check her and her blog out.
We are awesome but you guys are even more awesome for reading and commenting. We think you guys are so great that we would love to know who you are! So, if you don't follow our blog yet, get on it! Follow us so we can know who you are. Maybe one day if I get 100 followers I will do a sweet give away. I know, bribes. Follow!
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus more for flattening cookies
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Into a medium-size bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg; beat to combine. With mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture; continue beating until dough is well combined.
Using a 1 1/4-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Dip bottom of a glass in sugar; press to flatten cookies to about 1/8 inch thick. (You may need to carefully remove dough from glass with a thin metal spatula.)
Transfer to oven, and bake until cookies are firm, about 10 to 12 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through. Transfer baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely.
Place cream filling in a pastry bag fitted with a coupler, and pipe about 1 tablespoon filling onto the flat side of half the cookies. Place remaining cookies on top, and gently press on each to squeeze filling to edges.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and shortening until well combined. With mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioners' sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla, and beat to combine. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday outfit summary.
I took one of Zach's mission shirts and made it a little more feminine. Well as much so as a tee shirt can be.