In E’s class today I was telling one of the teachers that my catch phrase right now is “add it to my list”. Seriously? Has been nuts around here, and I’m taking a breath + break to blog.
The girls bathroom is getting re-done (just the tile in the shower/bath) and apparently that takes weeks. (eye roll) So the guys have been blasting mostly “Classic Rock”. Sometimes I crack up, sometimes I blast my own ipod because I’m trying to block it out, and sometimes they’ve been playing the “all 90’s” music station.
Yesterday morning it was early 90’s music-a-thon… so awesome for a Monday morning. Totally took me back to Jr. High and I tweeted about it even… and apparently you really never know who reads your tweets:
Baby got back! So awesome – I had to take a picture + tell everyone. I love twitter.
I’ve also been in deadline MANIA with Big Picture – my next (coming September 2011) BPC class is going to be so cool… can’t wait to reveal more. For today, here’s a layout peek:
This summer I’ll be teaching in person (at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA on 6/25 and then at Stamper’s Corner in Elk Grove on 7/30) just a little bit.
I’ll also be spending a lot of time here in the bat cave plotting and having creative fun. (and sharing)
I got the new Margie Romney-Aslett brand papers in the mail. Oh yes… ok wow. Can’t WAIT to reveal what that’s all about. There may be no more Girls’ Paperie… but there is a fun future for Margie I can just tell.
Speaking of Girls’ Paperie-
I have a few extra kits from my summer layout workshop and they’re up in my etsy shop. Also? The leftover tea party workshop kits are now on sale (gotta make room!) and I’ll be getting the Altered Book kits up soon – I just want to finish one more video before I list them.
Have you made magic bars? Basically, brownie base + sweetened condensed milk + schtuff on top. Goes like this:
- Mix up a batch of brownies (store-bought mix) and put into a greased pan. I used a 11 x 8 (or 13×9) pan (VS 8×8 that I usually use for brownies) because you wanted them to be much thinner. Once poured into pan bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Take the brownie out, and top with a bag of chocolate chips, sprinkle with walnuts, shredded coconut, and finally drizzle (all or just most of) a can of sweetened condensed milk over the top. The main thing is to just drizzle it all over and try not to get big pools of it in any one spot.
- Put back into oven (350) for another 25 minutes or so- until golden and beautiful.
- Take out of the oven and let it cool TOTALLY.
For my class this weekend I made 2 versions of brownies. One with chopped peanut butter cups topping them, the others ‘magic bars’ as explained above. Only I used chopped up almond roca + almonds (not walnut) and it was OHMYGODIWANTOEATITALL good. That was the universal opinion too. SO GOOD.
*the treats from this weekend’s class @ scrapbook territory *
For now though? I’m celebrating turning in the first 1/2 of content for my next BPC class, having mailed off my summer class samples to the local stores, and having my next (yes, as in 2 classes from now) proposal accepted from Big Picture…
how will I celebrate? By working on my to-do list, of course. End of year goodies for teachers, cleaning the studio (it got scary up in here!), re-painting the bathroom, writing some articles for Scrapbook Update, folding an obscene mountain of laundry, working on summer-izing the back yard, and enjoying some serious family time this weekend are all high on the list…
Ah yes, welcome to my crazy life. I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Between teaching all day Saturday, end of the year stuff with Kindergarten, and a BIG deadline (fall BPC class)…
My brain is full. So much so? I forgot to blog!! But I’m back now. Oh yes. I’ll post pics of how scary the studio has become in the wake of my deadline mania…