Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
bob didn't make my top ten this time. he got into too much trouble. he siad, he'll try to do better next time. however, he does believe that because of him, my top ten are possible...of course he does.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
3. Pour in the wax, stopping 1/2 inch below the cup’s rim. Allow wax to set, about 1 hour. The candle will harden with a well in the center. To even it out, use another skewer to prick a circle of holes about 1/16 inch deep around the wick. Pour in melted wax until surface is 1/4 inch below rim. Cut wick.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
from those of you who've been to my home in the last year, or so...
my in-laws have an old garage that we were storing some furniture in. the garage will be coming down soon to make room for the new house they are building. what does that have to do with the pictures, you ask? i'll tell you...
i decided to bring the old furniture back here and take the big leather couch to my in-laws (until we move) for several reasons. one, there are a lot of children at my in-laws and i didn't think the older furniture would hold up as well, two, i didn't have room for my christmas tree with the way the furniture was layed out and most importantly, i like the way the living room looks and feels with the layout as it is now. i have been given MUCH grief by bub and bob the builder for my decision. they, and many others, love the BIG brown leather couch. it is comfortable and seats a lot of people (kids really). so, my question to you is...do you like picture no. 1 or picture no. 2??? and does comfort & practicality rule over design and space? be honest, don't worry, i've heard it all. you couldn't offend me any more then the men in my life already have. thanks for listening.
is something i had never heard of until i met karen. it was actually her son who mentioned that she would make this every year for them. (i love when kids appreciate the small things we do for them) anyway, i asked her about it and she offered to have us for dinner and show me how she makes it. i love it! i really love how beautiful the pumpkin is once it's been cooked. it's like a glazed amber color. the dinner was great and even the little princess had thirds. click here for the recipe and i'm sure it will be a hit. i know we'll make it a tradition here. thanks karen for sharing your talent with me and your time. friends like you are a blessing!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
if you're like me, i have tons of halloween and christmas decorations, but that time in between leaves my home feeling a bit empty and searching for inspiration. i thought i'd share with you some outdoor decorations that inspire me, courtesy of my cousin jeni. my absolute favorite is the scarecrow who, every year, welcomes my most favorite time of year. my kids and i love driving by and seeing it. one year i'm going to make one of those guys.
here's some pictures of my thanksgiving (fall) decorations. i tend to decorate with foliage, pumkins and gourds. they make a larger statement and it doesn't cost as much as individual decorations. i do buy faux gourds and pumpkins, that way i can use them every year. of course, decorating wouldn't be complete without a quilt or two. if your willing to share, i'd love to see your photos. happy decorating!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
the little princess was having a "girls day" with sissy and "macole". it was a perfect time to get some scrapbooking done.
the little princess wanted to make a fairy out of her ballet photos, so...bob to the rescue. he got his trusty razor blade and his glasses and
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
they served double duty as an eye-catching display and take home treat.
speaking of serving double duty, a friend of hers brought this cute, tasty treat. it's a lemon cheesecake dip served with vanilla wafers and it was delicious.
of course a party wouldn't be complete unless you added friends
and a hade made gift.
that's easy to make. in an earlier post i gave the ingredients to this tasty trail mix. sissy reminded me that i left out 2 key ingredients. so without further adoo, here's the recipe. mix together the following. m&m's, peanuts, candy corn and the all important, goldfish and mini oreo's. really, it's yummy. if your interested in making a gift out of this yummy treat, (thanks to my sister) i found the jars at pier one. enjoy the giving as well as the treat.