Monday, December 27, 2010

Day After Christmas....

and we got a blizzard. It started Sunday morning and didn't let up until around 1:00 this morning. Last night, you couldn't see in front of you. The state had declared an emergency. So most places will be closed. The roads haven't been plowed yet. Even hearing reports some have been stuck on the road since last night. Couldn't imagine. Just hope all is safe and warm.
The kids are on winter break, so is mom! We will just be chilling in the house. Picking up after the holiday and maybe some baking. Tomorrow we already have plans to go sleigh riding.
Happy Snow Day!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family,
a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jingle, Jingle

The girls and I got together to do some ornaments. Happy that my friends were there to guide me. After being there for a couple of hours. This is all I did. There was just to much to munch on and some good conversation to share.
There is just something about the color red around Christmas time. Seems to stand out more to me. With the red bows, poinsettias and those red lights. I love those red lights. Thinking of doing the red theme next year.

I still have some ornaments to hang and some to ship out. The last of my mailings with swaps and cards. I started getting my ornaments from some swappers. Need to take some pictures and post all the wonderful ornaments I received. Such talent.

I scored the heart wreath for ten cents at the thrift store. I added the flowers and the bow from my stash. Love it! Now it hangs over my fireplace and will stay there for the winter.
To everyone getting snow, stay safe and warm!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Recipe Link Up!

Chocolate Bark

1 sleeve saltine crackers

1 cup butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

sprinkles, nuts, m&m's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place crackers in one layer on parchment lined baking sheet. Or you can used greased foil. Melt butter and brown sugar in medium saucepan, cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour butter and sugar mixture over the crackers, spread evenly. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chips. When they start to melt, spread the chocolate evenly over the entire layer of crackers. Sprinkle with whatever you would like. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and break into pieces.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tis' The Season......

can't believe December is here. The stores have been packed and it just seems so many more cars on the road. Some places, you would think they were giving things away. I already started my shopping, online! Best thing about it, you don't have to leave the house. Lot's of places are giving free shipping, so how can you beat that. I just have to make sure I get the boxes when they are delivered and not the kids.

I still have boxes out and about all over. Still putting up lights and holiday decorations. Just seems to be more and more every year. Tomorrow I should be finished. I would have some pictures to post, but cant find my wire to connect to the computer. Dh changed things around and put it someplace, forgot where he did. So I must hunt for it. Been working on some ornaments also. Have a couple of swaps to fill, so excited to see what everyone is making this year. Already mailed my oversea packages so they'll be there in time. I know it takes a bit longer to receive.

Going to make some cookies now and maybe some bread. Have a new recipe for carrot cookies with cream cheese frosting. MMM! Will go great with that cup of tea. I have a cookie swap to get ready for in 2 weeks. So have a couple of different recipes to try out. Anyone have any good ones to share, please pass them along.

Have a Holly Jolly Weekend! Spread that holiday cheer!