Weenie Dogs

Today a FedEx envelope arrived. I just tossed it aside because I thought it was copies of our wills. When I finally decided to open it to file them, I was pleasantly surprised. All I saw when I opened the envelope was lots of leopard! My first thought was “Wow, I sure picked the right person to do our wills!” Then I realized it wasn’t paper, it was cloth. It was a chef’s hat!!…

No name or card, just addressed to me. Then my first thought was “Oh no! I’ve been shopping while on Ambien!” Then I realized I haven’t taken Ambien in months. Johnny was afraid I had a stalker. And I thought “Oh good, maybe the stalker will send me the leopard boots too!” Turns out it wasn’t a stalker, it was my sweet Mama! I’ll be stylin’ now while I cook. Thank you Mama! xoxo

I saw this on the Rhodes website and knew the girls would love it.

12 Frozen Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
4 Hot Dogs
White cheese and black beans for eyes and nose.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine two rolls and flatten into a rectangle large enough to place the hot dog on. Place a hot dog on the dough and roll the dough around it, leaving excess dough on one end to make the head. Pinch a small tail on the other end of the dog. Pinch the dough together behind the head to form the neck.

Cut another roll into three pieces. The first piece should be slightly larger than Ā½ of the roll. Half the remaining piece. Roll the largest piece into a 6-inch rope that is very thin in the center. Lay the rope over the pinched neck and flatten the ends to make the ears. Roll the other two pieces into 4-inch ropes that are thin in the center but have small balls on the ends. Place these under the dog to make the feet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Use cheese and black beans for eyes and nose.

Servings: 4
Calories 400
Fat 14.5g
Carbohydrates 58.0g1
Fiber 3.0g
Nutrition Grade D

Today’s Leopard Print Find: Little Giraffe Hooded Towel …

Melted Pony Bead Bowls


Our first craft of the summer…..Pony Bead Bowls. Somehow we always seem to accumulate these beads from various craft kits. I still had to go buy more though of course. I found a bag of assorted colors at Michaels in the kids craft section. You can also buy the colors individually but the assorted one was great because it added some time to their project.

They spent at least an hour sorting beads. (which means at least 5 less “Mommy, I’m bored”‘s that I had to hear for the day. The picture above is Megan’s finished project. This was Taylor’s pattern. She used orange, red and clear. She gave hers to her grandmother before I had a chance to get a picture of hers. I thought for sure one of them one make a leopard print one for me but no such luck.

Line the baking pan or oven safe dish that you wish to use with foil. Place beads in the design that you choose.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. (the smell is strong so turn on your vent-a-hood, open your windows and doors, etc…)

After it cools, remove it from the pan. Take an oven safe bowl and cover it with foil. Turn the bowl upside down and place the bead plate on top of it in the oven at 400 degrees for 2-3 minutes until it melts down. You can get different shapes depending on the size and height of the bowl you use. Now they are working on sun catchers….!

Today’s Leopard Find: bebe Women’s Macey Ankle-Strap SandalĀ …