I have been away from blogging for far too long. I was away on business last week and didn't bring my laptop. When I returned home, my daughter Alex was battling a cold -- nothing severe. It was just one of those colds that transformed her into a clinging Koala Bear. She just wanted to snuggle and blow her nose. Then my husband brought home a brand new computer so I've been waiting for a chance to rest my fingers on our brand new keyboard. Ahhhh, it feels good.
So yesterday morning with sick child, no computer and weary from traveling I decided to make coffee using our ultra modern Chemex coffee maker. This beaker looking contraption brews incredibly rich tasting coffee that to me, taste better than any standard electrical drip coffee maker on the market. The only negative is that it takes more time to brew because you have to gradually pour hot water into the top and then let the water slowly drip down into the basin -- but once that's done the end result makes it all worthwhile.
Oh and did you see my new banner up top? Those are the cookies that I made for Sammy's half birthday party. I made a whopping 28 of them in varying colors and I think Sammy's classmates enjoyed them as there were nothing but crumbs left at the end of the day.
And, becuase I made more than enough, there were three leftover to enjoy later. Gotta love making those big batches.
We certainly looked proud, me with my camera and Jon taking video footage of the occasion. Alex standing there torn between whether she should eat her cookie right then and there or save it for later.
Have I told you about my love for all things school related. I loved this bucket of pencils. I just wanted to sit right down in a small chair and start on a project.
Helping Hands. Too cute. Now I want a Helping Hands covered cupboard in my home too.