Thursday, December 20, 2007

The finished goods!!

Finally...I unvail to you the button trees!! After 4 blisters from the glue gun and a sticky tablecloth, I'm done! The trees are so cute, I'm calling them "Sweet Christmas" trees. It was worth the blisters. I highly recommend making one.

I also made fun ornaments, I really enjoyed this and I used elmers glue, no blisters!! They really make a nice addition to a package.
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Cold Feet...

I think this may be a mental thing for me, but I was wondering...does anyone else get sick if they're not wearing socks in the house during winter?? I swear if I think about it while I'm not wearing socks in the house, I get sick...hummmmm.. any takers on this one??

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Making me smile

As I just posted below, I explained that making not my favorite thing. I was a irritated and the next thing I knew Bob & the kids were marching thru the house (Rosie had her knees up high!) and making music! Nicolas had his drum, Rosie had a funnel (making alot of noise) and Bob was making noise with my potato ricer! It was so sweet. I was overcome with laughter.

Shortly after the parade ended Bob & Rosie played Christmas songs on the piano. She loves to play with her daddy and we love to listen.
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The Goods!

I've been busy! I'm not sure what has gotten into me, but I have been in the kitchen like crazy! Last night I made peppermint bark for the first time and I got an amazing recipe from that used rice krispies - it's sooo good! Today...all day today I made pretzels covered with homemade caramel and milk and dark chocolate. They are sooo good too!

I will admit that making caramel is no picnic, it was stressing me out! Using a candy therm. UGH! Bob & the kids made me smile, I love a man that can do something so simple to make his wife happy...more to come.
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The Button Tree

I totally fell in LOVE with the button tree that Jaime made for our craft day at church a few weeks ago. I was so in LOVE that I went to Joann's to buy everything I needed to make a few more, including a hot glue gun. I quickly found out that the glue gun I was handling was to powerful for me, I scorched the skin right off my finger and got a blister (see above) Anyways, I just love this combo!! Stay tuned for the results!
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Saturday, December 8, 2007

I was TAGGED!! I new this was coming Jaime!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I really don't like wrapping - it takes to much time. But given the season... I do wrap children's gifts and bag most adults.
2. Tree--Real or Artificial? Artificial, I'm to anal about my floors - I'd be standing there with my hand vac waiting for something to drop.
3. When do you put your Christmas tree up? First few days of December.
4. When do you take the tree down? After the New Year begins.
5. Like eggnog? oh yes,you should try's delish!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, My Grandma Harris passed away 4 years ago and my dad just gave it to me this year, it was painted by someone she knew and the date on it is 1970 - I wasn't even born yet!
7. Favorite gift received as a child? A doll house made by my Grandfather, I still have it and it's in great shape.
8. Hardest person to buy for? without a doubt parents.
9. Easiest person to buy for? my kids.
10. Worst Christmas gift? an ugly vase that I just gave away as a white elephant gift.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail. It's what I look forward to from family and friends and going to the mail box everyday!
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story, gotta love the TBS marathon!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? September - I don't like to rush.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Ummmm...who hasn't.
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? My Grandma's homemade ravioli, so good.
16. Clear or colored tree lights? only clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song? I'm a rock n roll chick, I love Jon Bon Jovi's Please come home for Christmas and Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is comin' to town & Merry Christmas baby.
18. Travel during Christmas or Stay home? I would love to stay home, but we travel every single year.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Of course, I have 2 kids!
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Star.
21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? one present (pj's) on Christmas eve-- the rest the next day...dido!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Rude, annoying people at the stores.

Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter...

If I can do it anyone can do it!! If you get a chance click on "Feed your family" over there to the right for amazing ideas!! I made this dark chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting (homemade I might add) and dark chocolate shavings for a party on Friday night. As you can see there wasn't but a tiny bit left at the end of the night. This was easy and it was a BIG hit!

P.S. Feed your family blog is run by one of my good friends brothers who is an amazing chef with great ideas
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Trying to be a blogger

For some time I have been contemplating....should I or shouldn't I. Realizing I am far more discconnected from my friends than I thought, I decided we needed to join the blogger community. It's so fun to see your families change and grow.

The events that triggered this...

1. I'm on the phone with DP while I'm checking pics that she had recently posted realizing that they are the funniest pics...I've gone back to them a few times when I needed a pick me up.

2. I saw BJ at church and overheard a conversation of "4 little girls at home" I swear WJ was just 4 months pregnant and didn't know the sex of the baby yet!

3. After 2 boys DS is having a girl!! I had to find out from her blog...see totally disconnected!