Simple Joys

Well, today I went to the dentist. Oh how nice! It had been over a year since I had my teeth cleaned. By professionals. How special! The doctor said that they have to pull one of my baby teeth. And that I need braces. Well, the cleaning was nice. The notification of needing a tooth pulled and     Braces    is kind of, well, not pleasing. 
:)

That's all for now. Limeade recipe is coming soon!

Candy Clay and Cookies!

To be honest, I made these cookies about a week ago. I just haven't posted about it yet. ha ha

Anyway, I am about to show you something absolutely AMAZING! Candy clay is like, well, clay, but in candy form. Well that was descriptive :)

Here's the recipe!


Ingredients:

Makes:

1 pound.

Instructions:

Step 1

Melt the candy melts following package directions.

Step 2

Add corn syrup and stir to blend. It will look weird and separated at first, but that is totally normal. Just keep on stirrin'.

Step 3

Put mixture on the waxed paper and let set at room temperature to dry.

Step 4

Wrap well and store at room temperature until needed.
Candy clay handles best if hardened overnight.

Step 5

To Use
Candy clay will be very hard at the start; knead a small portion at a time until workable. If candy clay gets too soft, set aside at room temperature or refrigerate briefly. When rolling out candy clay, sprinkle work surface with cornstarch to prevent sticking.


To Store
Prepared candy clay will last for several weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.

I made some cookies with some candy clay on it for one of my YW leaders. They had had surgery the week before and so we visited her to try and get her in happy spirits. Here are some pictures!




I hope you like this recipe! It is so much fun to make shapes with the clay. :)

Boating. Best. Pastime. Ever.

The past week I've been boating twice. I realized that I have been missing a big chunk of normal summer lovin'! You know how you start slow and get cocky? Well, that pretty much explains me. :) Anyway, we were cruisin' and eventually flew off! Me 'n' Megan were about 10 up above the tube. Upside down. I landed head-first on the tube, and Megan landed flat on her back. Yep, no real injuries, but a little shaken up! It was exhilarating, but I guess they were really scared that we were actually going to get hurt if they went that crazy again...Too bad.


























It's kind of crazy knowing that summer's coming to an end. Looking back on the two months that I've had off it seems that I haven't done much, but I have! Marching band, for one, doesn't take up much time, but it feels like I have such a commitment to it. I've gone to the pool, the lake, and spent time with friends.
What more do you need?