Cheerio Cookies « Cookie Madness

This is one of the best cookie recipes I have ever tried! I used multi-grain cheerios instead of regular and they were great... Doubled the recipe and it made almost 6 dozen cookies! Yummy!
Cheerio Cookies « Cookie Madness



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Owl Birthday Card

I had so much fun doing this card! I used my Cricut of course and some SU papers & ribbon I had on hand. If you would like any more details just let me know. :) Thanks for stopping by!


"Fancy" notebook -Cricut project

So, here is a notebook I made today. I also made one with a big black cat with big googly eyes. ;) I took this picture with my phone so it's really not great quality-sorry I was just being lazy and didn't want to get distracted when I went to get the camera --somehow it never fails that someone needs me or I see something that needs to be done and I forget!lol I will get on the ball and have my camera handy... I used "Forever Young" for the lady and "Paisley" for the dog. The paper came from Michaels, it had various animal prints and solid color cardstock to match -I love it! Thanks for looking!

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Have a Happy Happy Wednesday!


Personalized and Free! Free! Free!

Happy Monday!!!

This is a sample of the cute mousepad I just made at ArtsCow, one of my new favorite websites! You can make your own for FREE mouse pad too, get started here. Too fun!

Also, my new Cricut Expressions just arrived! I need to take my daughter to town (she's teaching swim lessons, her and another instructor are teaching triplets today-how fun!) and then I'm coming home and digging in!!! I would do it now but then I know I will never leave and now, what would that teach my daughter about responsibilities?LOL I'll let you know how it goes later! :)

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Counting down to so much this week...

First, my Cricut Expressions and everything that comes with it should be here in a few days, I'm anxiously waiting! I have even gotten two cartridges in addition to the ones coming with it. I found deals on Robotz & the Paisley cartridges. I also have a Sesame Street & Sesame Street Font cartridge on it's way, which will please my Sesame Street fan in the house(Lindsey)...

We are also going on a little vacation, just me and the girls with Grandma & cousin! We are going to San Diego to Sea World(our first time), then to Disneyland, my most favorite place to visit! We are using our tickets that we received for participating in the "Give A Day Get A Day" promotion. We volunteered on three different days so that the whole family could get their tickets, but Cris will not be going with us after all. I so need a vacation and I know we are going to have a blast, I can't even tell you how excited I am!

In the meantime during our count down I am going to try to get a few autograph/memory books made for the kids -wish my Cricut E was here already! I also need to make some play dough and get a "entertainment bag" made up for our in between times from the parks. I always say I'm not going to tell the kids about our trips to Disneyland because each day ends with less sleep because of the anticipation -by the time we get there they are exhausted!lol Hoping since we have been a few times that they will be able to sleep this time because I am terrible at keeping secrets and couldn't wait to tell!!!LOL

Have a great week friends, be happy and craft away! If I get those books made I will share, that is a big IF though... :D


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Twinkle, twinkle, little star...

How I wished and wished upon the stars to get a new cutting machine, any cutting machine.... Well, HSN was having a fabulous deal this weekend with free shipping and flexible payments so I did it and it comes with three cartridges and other goodies!!! I ordered a new Cricut Expressions and I will be stalking the UPS driver daily until it arrives! The next tricky part will be to break it to my husband but the way things have been around here maybe I'll just see if he notices it before I mention it! :D I have been pretty bitter ever since I sold my other E about a year ago along with ALL of my cartridges and cutting mats. I do need to build those things back up but hey I can be happy until then and my new machine will be here to stay until it dies!

In the meantime I am going to continue to be searching blogs and looking for new things to try when my new bug gets here. I am just so excited, I can't even tell you! So please come back and see me and I'm sure if i will be visiting you too... I can feel it, this is the start of good things to come, my world is going to feel somewhat normal again... ahhhhh (breath of fresh air)...



Bowl-a-thon completed!

We had a great day! We were only the second group to bowl and with our group and the group before us the Boys & Girls Bowl for Kids Sake had already brought in $7,000.00! That is great! There were four more groups to bowl after us so I can't wait to see what the final numbers are. It was a great experience and we will do it again next year. Carley is already planning on putting together her own bowling team with her friends! I love when kids can volunteer and do something good AND they get to have some extra fun along with the satisfaction of doing something good for someone else. :) Thanks to all who helped our team!

Also, I wanted to mention if you haven't signed up for the Disney "Give A Day, Get a Day" then do it! We volunteered and collected food for the food bank and receieved our Disney ticket vouchers about a week later. We're going to Disney Land hopefullly in June and our park tickets are free! That is also how we got involved in the Bowl for Kids Sake Bowl-A-thon... Me and the girls didn't get Disney tickets for doing the bowl-a-thon but half of our team will! Isn't that awesome? It was painless to sign up too, just go to www.disneyparks.com and start there, they will take you through the process step by step and I've noticed they keep adding new volunteer opportunities everyday... I love it!


Bowl-A-Thon for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Happy Saturday! My family is participating in the Big Brother Big Sisters bowl-a-thon taking place on March 7, 2010. If you would like to help me by sponsoring me in the bowl-a-thon I would really apreciate it --any amount will help! :) You can make a check payable to BBBS (Big Brothers Big Sisters) and mail it to me before March 5, 2010 or you can also sponsor me via PayPal fromthe BBBS website ( www.slobigs.org ) click on the "bowl for kids sake" link to the left of the page and under sponsor bowler please put my name: Lisa Cockrum . BTW donations are tax deductable. :) Thank you so much for your support!

Lisa Cockrum
PO Box 185
Shandon, CA 93461