Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013!!!

Wishing you and your family
Happy and Healthy
New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Snowmen in Jar

I have a bunch of jars collecting dust. So when looking at the box wondering what to do.  Snow globes!
I had the wooden snowmen.  I bought them one year after the holidays at AC Moore. I love when my stash comes into play.  Painted up the snowmen, glued them to the bottom of the jar.  Cut up very fine tissue paper.  

There you go.  Love the way it came out.  Fits perfect with my things. I have a snowman bingo coming up in January.  Will definitely be putting one of these in the basket.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Soup's On!

Finally starting to feel like winter with the temps dropping.  Perfect soup weather.  This is one of our favorite recipes.  Very easy to put together.  Comes out perfect every time. Tonight it will be this and grilled goat cheese and red pepper sandwiches.

Crock pot Potato Soup

1 can chicken broth
5 cups cubed peeled baking potato
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced carrots
3 Tbl  butter or margarine
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 cup flour
1.5 cups milk
shredded cheese

Take the first 9 ingredients and put in a slow cooker.  Mix well.  Cover and cook on high
setting for 1 hour.   Then reduce to low heat for approx 4.5 hrs or until vegetables
are tender.  Put setting on high.
Place flour in bowl and gradually add milk, stirring until well blended and no lumps. 
Pour into hot soup, stir well.  You will cook this for approx 30 mins until it thickens, with the 
lid off, stirring often.  

When serving, sprinkle with desired cheese.  

Monday, December 17, 2012

8 More Days!

 Made some sprays for the doors around the house.  Didn't cost me a thing.
Had all the materials, didn't have to buy anything.   Easy way to dress up the place. Plus,
dropping some off to friends, to share what I had. 

 This is what I decided to go with.  I put greens around the top of the frame and
added a bird pick.  Not fond of the big lights during the day. But, sure looks good
at night.

 Found these decorative stickers at Walmart. In the clearance bin!  Now, how can
you pass that up?  Maybe I should of put it on a lighter colored wall. 
Still love it. 

This I put together with all the things I have.  I knew that stock pile  of 
things would go to good use.  And all the time dh kept saying, "throw it all out". 
Glad I didn't.  Repainted the sled, added some greens and picks.  
Love it!

Can't believe the days are going so fast.
Christmas will be here before you know it.
Wishing for a White Christmas here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Market Finds!

We found some sleds at the market.  Told dh that I would like to see, a birdhouse.  That he did.  He
attached a box. Which he made from old cranberry boxes.  Made the hole and framed out the front.  It is framed out with old barn wood.  .

This one I kept plain and just hung a pair of skate frames to it. 

This one is the smallest of the 3.  I think I will be keeping this one. Keep changing up what I want on it. Really haven't decided what to display on it.  When I do, I will take a picture at the front door.  

16 more days till Christmas!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012