Friday, September 2, 2011

A Pixel Perfect Day

 (I meant to post this Tuesday night and I wrote all of it Wednesday night, but our internet connection  stopped working temporarily and I couldn't actually post it. Our internet is working again and this is the first chance I've gotten to post it.)

Hello dear friends! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and comment. :) I don't know about you, but I had a beautiful day.
I baked cookies...
yes, we get the BIG bag :)

chocolate chip cookie dough!!!mmmmm

I watched my siblings...

I did Algebra 2 (shudder)...

I did my chores...
I have a billion and one t-shirts which I keep nice and neat in my dresser, folded and organized by color. My dear mother laughs at me.

I had a spontaneous photo shoot with some of my younger siblings, which involved a red umbrella...
I'm entering this photo in {A Photo} Challenge [theme = someone you love]:
Rose: 6 years old, adorable, funny, quirky and sweet!

{A Photo} Challenge

and the cornfield behind our house...
Benny: 4 years old, crazy, wild, fun and adorably affectionate.
Max: 8 1/2 years old, sweet and sensitive with amazing athletic abilities.

(The only thing that bugs me about all the above photos, is I wish I had put a clip in Rose's hair, she has hair in her face in practically every photo)

Then I painted my nails...
Then I decided I was in the mood for granola bars, but we didn't have any. So I jumped online and went to one of my favorite websites: , searched "quick and easy granola bars", printed the first one that looked good, and whipped them up they were delicious!
Homemade Chewy Granola Bars


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup rice crispy cereal
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter and vanilla. Stir in the oats, and rice crispy. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Press into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until set and edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. (Optional: cover and put in fridge for a couple hours). Cut into bars. 
~Mary Kate


  1. Your little sister is stunningly gorgeous! And those cookies looked devine :)