Thursday, December 23, 2010
To make up for it, I received an email with a recipe for peppermint marshmallows that I just had to try (thank you Betty Crocker). They turned out very yummy, so I thought I would share.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
So I am a little slow posting and my project isn’t done….I do have a good excuse though. I have a very sick little girl and I have been holding her and watching cartoons for two days. Her dad is home now so I have done the switch off and figured I would post what I have so far while I get the chance. I haven’t had much creativity this month or projects in mind so this project is off of another site that I love. A few months back I wanted a new hobby that wasn’t expensive since I can’t really afford to make quilt after quilt even though I wish I could! I love the look of stitchery so figured I would give it a try and I am hooked! I love that it is quick, easy and I can do it anywhere! I found a site that has downloadable patterns and they are super cute. It is www.youcanmakethis.com I have a long list of ones I want to get done but since Christmas is around the corner I started with a Christmas one. This will eventually be turned into a throw pillow to toss on my couch for Christmas. No tutorial, just pictures! Enjoy and I’ll go finish watching Cat In The Hat or Bob the Builder with a snuggly princess.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
My hubby built me the nicest entry cabinet this past year so I have one more piece of furniture to decorate for Christmas. It has a shelf just off the floor. After making wooden pumpkins for fall I thought I should just continue this look and do trees for Christmas.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
A couple of years ago I found a lot of great ribbon for really cheap after Christmas. It's always nice to have some on hand for wrapping. A few days ago as I was working on another project, I came across the ribbon again and had a light bulb go off in my head. Why not weave them together to create a table runner. So here it is, my Christmas ribbon table runner. I love how it turned out.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We had a great Thanksgiving and hope all of you did to. There are so many things to be thankful for this year. We were only missing one family this year. This is one of the first years we didn’t have more than just our family. But we had a great day. We thought we would share our dinner with you. Everyone has food assignment that we choose about a month ahead.
Some items we make ahead and some get made that morning at the home we have it at.
Appetizers are ready!
Cheese Ball and crackers, Spinach Dip and Sour Dough Bread, Veggie Tray and Ranch Dip, Mini Rolls with Assorted Spreads (Lemon Dill Butter, Cream Cheese Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper Humus).
Everyone was chilling’ and watching movies or playing games or munching on appetizers while the main course finished cooking.
The table is set and the food is ready. We were in Carrie’s new condo and used the counter as our buffet table. As with lots going on that morning the extra chairs were forgot so we sat some at the table and some sat on the sofa in the living room. The little girls loved having their own table.
This year the menu was: Brined Turkey, Cornbread and Regular Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Jellied Cranberries, Frog Eye Salad, Brussel Sprouts, Homemade Rolls.
We finish up with an assortment of homemade pies, which has been a family tradition for generations. This year we had enough pie for each person to have half a pie each. We had 2 Pumpkin, Cherry, Pecan, Coconut Cream with a caramel nut bottom, Dutch Apple, Key Lime, and Lemon Meringue. There is no such thing as too much pie.
We hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, but I will be honest I can’t wait till Christmas.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
They took a little bit of time (mostly waiting for each layer to dry), but they are fantastic and make my formal Thanksgiving table look perfect! I am so excited to share this tutorial...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
1 pound Hamburger (when I am in a REALLY big hurry, I forget the hamburger and it is still just as yummy)
1 Onion, chopped
1 can Corn, drained
1 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed if desired
1 can Small Red Beans, drained and rinsed if desired
1 package Taco Seasoning (I buy mine in bulk at Sam's Club and use about 1/4 a cup)
1 quart Tomatoes (we bottle our own but canned also works great)
Chili Powder to taste (I usually put about 2 tbsp in)
Cook hamburger and onions. Add remaining ingredients. Let simmer for 30 minutes to let flavors mix. Serve with sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips. Enjoy!