I already updated my “about me” page, but I thought this was worthy of an actual full blown post! I am super excited to announce that I am now an Origami Owl Independent Designer. The process felt a bit like waiting for Christmas morning. I signed up to be a designer several months ago…finally the day came! I received my lovely package last Monday!
I have been getting the same question a lot lately…”are you on Christmas break?”
I am a real newbie to homeschooling so I just figured I would do what I thought would work best for us. Even when the kids were attending school, I always had workbooks for them to work on during holiday breaks. The most intense time was summer. We would complete the packets that the school would send home and then I supplemented with other textbooks.
I am taking a lighter approach to the day but we are still hard at work, none the less!
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 ¼ tablespoons of anise extract
3 ½ cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
optional~powdered sugar for dusting
It didn’t take long for Carla to locate a thumbprint cookie recipe that was a success. In my Christmas Cookie post I mentioned the little mishap with our first attempt…and it appears that it can now be put behind us…thank you Carla! The recipe was originally found at Martha Stewart…Aunt Maggie’s Jam Thumbprint Cookies. I think the ratio of butter to flour was originally off, I like that this recipe is simple and the dough doesn’t seem to be fussy.
I try to keep all sweets out of the house. This of course forces me out of the house!
Here is another simple and fun tutorial…great for kids and only takes about 30 minutes. I suggest saving up those old toilet paper rolls and making these in an assemble line. I think they would be adorable decorating a tree. You can also use them as gift receipt holders, money holders, or as a box for small items.
Here is the how to…
First you will need to gather your supplies.
1. paper roll
2. paper-six different colors is best
3. hole punch in 3 sizes
5. double sided tape or glue
6. scissors & a paper-cutter or a straight edge