Peanut Butter Dog Bisquits

After spending $10 on 3 little cookies at the Dog Bakery…it dawned on me, I have a bone and a dog cookie cutter and could easily make these myself.  Maybe not quite as pretty as the dog bakery ones (they look so good, no lie…my daughter actually got one, ate it and loved it)!  No worries, I did check first and they told me it was perfectly safe! 🙂

My daughter loved helping me make these fun dog biscuits and the dogs LOVED them!  Think at the money I will save…they both think they get a treat each time they go potty!  Needless to say…we go though a lot of treats! 

Peanut Butter Dog Bisquits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can use another type of flour if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth (I used smooth)
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water

 Additional flour for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Mix dry ingredients together
  3. Mix in the peanut butter and hot water. You may need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Knead the dough well.
  5. Roll out the dough into 1/4″ thickness and cut into shapes with dog cookie cutters.
  6. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and let them cool overnight.

*If you and your dog can’t wait that long (like mine), cool them completely on a wire rack before serving.

Instead of cutting out more shapes with the left over peanut butter and oatmeal dough, I rolled it into balls. Then I made a cross hatch fork mark on the dog cookies. This is the same way you would do for human peanut butter cookies.

(Yes, they are both growling at each other in this picture…fighting over the bisquits)! 

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After: The cookies get very hard, just the way dogs like them!

Note – This recipe doesn’t call for it, but I put an egg wash (one egg whisked with a fork and then brushed on with a pastry brush) on the treats before I baked them. It gives them a nice sheen once they’re baked. Here’s how they look before baking.

Peanut Butter Dog Bisquits 2

 

Peanut Butter Dog Bisquits 3

I hope your doggies enjoy these treats as much as mine did…I had to cut them off after 3 a piece!  

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Diaper Babies

Diaper Babies

I put this cute basket together for a baby shower I recently attended for my neighbor & friend!  The diaper babies were such a huge hit I decided to post a quick “How To” post…they are so simple.  I literally made them (with my 4 year old daughters help) 1 hour before the shower!  I wish I would of taken step by step pictures on how I made mine but like I said…was in a hurry! They really are super easy!

What you will need:

  • Diapers (I used Pampers size 1)
  • Baby wash cloths
  • Newborn socks
  • Rubber band
  • A fine point marker or sharpie or googly eyes
  • Foam Stickers (Optional)
  • Ribbon (Optional)

How To:

  1. Roll up your diaper up tightly and place the rubber band in the middle (to help keep it tight).
  2. Fold the diaper into a triangle, pull the tip of the triangle up, and wrap the ends around the baby and tuck them in (swaddle).
  3. Roll up the sock to create the hat.
  4. Once the baby is cozy, draw eyes with the marker or pen. You could also glue on little google eyes. They have super cute googly eyes with eyelashes if the mommy-to-be is having a girl! 
  5. Place a foam sticker on the front of the washcloth/baby blanket, optional.
  6. I tied a piece of blue ribbon into a bow at the top of each of the baby hats, completely optional…they look super cute without the bow as well!

The daddy-to-be is a college soccer coach so when I saw the soccer foam stickers I just had to put them on (a few) of the diaper babies blankets for a little extra touch. I had been on vacation and found an adorable soccer outfit and hat (see it in the corner of the basket in the back) and thought the foam soccer stickers would tie it all together!  I filled the bottom of the basket up with the extra diapers, washcloths & socks. I also put in some baby bubble bath, a sports themed bib (draped over the front of the basket) and a stuffed monkey. At the last minute I grabbed a couple bottles of wine (for the parents to celebrate after the little one has arrived)!

Any questions…just send me a message!

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DIY Chalkboard

I decided this school year I needed to get more organized…I had a small magnetic white board on my fridge that I would write our weekly schedule on every Sunday night but with 3 super active kids and 2 on the go parents…we needed something much bigger!  I did some research and had my husband talked into helping me build a framed chalkboard.  He took off to the hardware store to get the trim to build the frame, paint (for me to paint it) and a piece of wood so I could paint it with Chalk Board Paint.  However, when he was at the store he found a rather large chalk board that would be the perfect size for him to build a frame around.  So, that cut our project time down but 1/2!  Here is the step by step process of our DYI project…it was super easy for both of us and it was the first time I ever distressed…now I’m an addict!!

Here is the chalk board my hubby found at the hardware store.  He was going to cut it down to make it a little smaller but I decided I wanted it as big as possible to fit in the spot we picked out for it…so glad I had him leave it alone!

Chalk Board Here is it all framed up, my hubby used trim boards to make the frame.  He used wood glue & brad nails to fasten the edges together.

Chalk Board 2

First coat of paint…this is the color of the wall that it will actually go on.  I ended up doing 3 coats of this paint.

Chalk Board 3

Now for the cream coat, this matches the the wall beside the one the chalk board will go on.  I did 2 coats of this color.

Chalk Board 4

Now time to distress.  I took a fine grade sand paper and just started sanding so the under color would show through…do this as much or as little as you would like. This was my first time distressing and must say…I loved it!  I can’t wait to take on my next distressing project!!

Chalk Board 5

Here it is when I was done distressing!  I love it!!!

Chalk Board 6

After the frame was ready my hubby used liquid nails to adhere it to the chalk board…we did this together to make sure we got it on straight.  He then clamped it down overnight to make sure it was nice and secure before we hung it on the wall!

Chalk Board 7

 And the “Keller Command Center” was born!  I LOVE IT!  I went to the local craft store and bought Chalk Markers with my 40% off coupon…love adding on different colors to make it pop!  I even have enough room in the corner to write down my grocery list for the week!

Chalk Board 8

Super cute, super easy and super cheap DIY project!  Can’t wait until my next project!!!

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