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Husband’s favorite cookie – Oatmeal Raisin

Since my husband is feeling pretty poor at the moment, I thought I would spoil him a little bit and make him his favorite cookie – Oatmeal Raisin. I make them bite size, well bite size and a 1/2 🙂




This recipe is using 1/2 measures of the Quakers oats “Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies” recipe.


1 stick of butter (1/4 pound), softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of quaker oats (I prefer old fashioned oats uncooked)
1/2 cup raisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In one medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat well. Add flour mix to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and raisins, mix well. Drop rounded 1/2 – 1 tablespoons of mixture onto a non-greased cookie sheet ( I actually use a silicone baking sheet I bought @ crate and barrel). Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on a cookie sheet, remove to wire rack.

This makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Let me know what your favorite cookie or the favorite cookie of someone close to you….do you have a recipe – feel free to leave a link below in the comments 🙂


My new work area

My craft area in our bonus room has come a long way. I love the changes we made to accommodate my renewed interests.

First off we made a floating sewing table in one of the alcoves. It was a great use of space. I got a cool new chair from West Elm and a desk lamp from CB2.

We moved my crafts project table (which was originally purchased from pottery barn) to be floating, so I can now work around all sides. We added a new bookcase (from West Elm) to help organize finished projects and ongoing projects; added storage baskets (felt gray one from West elm, Green tray also from West Elm, Dark weaved basket from Pottery Barn and the wood tray from Crate and Barrel).


The bookcase adds a framing element to my craft area and the new reading area. And today, our new couch (from CB2) arrived which adds a nice reading area which sits on the other side of the bookcase.


So that’s my new work area.

I also wanted to share two of my favorite walls I painted in our house. The first is my sons room which are squares that slightly wrap around the room; and the second is the guest room which is painted orange and I used white vinyl to create a tree and individual leaves decal.