Thursday, October 30, 2008

My little heart be still! This was my FIRST time ever making Cinnamon Rolls! When hubby got home, (crossing my fingers behind my back) I told him our neighbor brought them over! She is a professional pastry baker! I popped a bite in his mouth and guess what, he said he loved it! My goodness, was he surprised when I told him I really made them!
I will be making batches of these EASY cinnamon rolls up for the holidays!
A little secret girls, they are made with Frozen Bread Dough...
"semi-homemade"!

EASY Cinnamon Rolls
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed ( I use the brand Rhodes)
2 tablespoons melted butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
dash vanilla
PREPARATION:
Roll dough to a rectangle, about 8x6 inches. Brush with the melted butter. Combine brown sugar, chopped nuts, and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Starting at long edge, roll up, jelly roll fashion;
moisten edges and seal.
Cut roll into 20 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, into two 8 inch lightly buttered round cake pan(s). Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours, until doubled. Pour the cream over the rolls then bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Combine confectioners' sugar , milk, and vanilla, adding more sugar or milk if necessary
( I double this part!) Drizzle over rolls while slightly warm.
Makes 20 YUMMY cinnamon rolls!
XO

Monday, October 27, 2008

Apron..."Sisters"

















I bought another beautiful apron from my dear friend Bev! I love her work and I am never disappointed! She is so talented! L@@k at the darling tag with a big button she made pinned to the apron! This apron is called "Sisters" and I knew I had to have it the second I saw it, for I have 3 sisters (& 1 brother)! Just perfect to remind me of the sisterly love I share
with my sweet sisters...Linda, Nanette and Ruth Anne!
xo
Bev's Aprons!
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to You!
My very favorite costume I worn for Halloween was a WITCH costume! It was all black and my cape had beautiful GOLD GLITTER swirls all over it! I can see and feel it still in my mind! Another year I was "Mary had a Little Lamb" and pulled a wooden lamb covered with cotton balls on wheels!
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One year as my Mother was taking all 5 of us kids door to door, we noticed a hunched over witch that followed us to each door! At times she would run in front of us and put her bag out first and was quite rude! When she was behind us walking, she would POKE us with her broom!!! We were spooked to say the least! My Mother giggled a few times so we knew we were not in danger. Finally after a L O N G block of Trick or Treating THE WITCH unveiled her face...it was our favorite
Aunt Opal playing a naughty trick on us!!!
What fun MEMORIES!
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What was your favorite costume or
fun memory of Halloween?
XO

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Make Your Own Cards and Save $$

I have been collecting vintage-looking graphics for a few years now and thought I would put them to GOOD USE! Most graphics I have Googled for free ones and others shared with friends. I am saving sooooo much money making my own cards and I enjoy doing them. I put them in a folder and have them divided into sections, Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, etc. No more running out the door last minute for a card! Pictured are the supplies I use. If you cut a 8 1/2x11 inch of GOOD, heavy cardstock in half, you can made 2 cards. I also use the same quality paper to print my graphics out of. I use scrapbook paper for my background. Print out graphics the size of the card you wish to make. Distress/buff all the edges by using brown craft ink to make it look old, also use glitter & rubber stamps if you would like. Glue both layers to the face of the card.
I use a rubber stamp greeting/quote for the inside.
I also use a rubber stamp "postmark" to make it look as if it went through the mail!
I must warn you, making cards can be addicting!!! LOL!
If you have any questions just email me!
Big Hugs, Maryjane



























































GREETING:
address with expressions of kind wishes~

You are welcome to use these graphics to start making
your own cards! Also, here are a couple websites for FREE graphics!
For more Google "free vintage postcards"!
and

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Hearth-Night & Day Time...


































The hearth makes a home warm & inviting. I love it at night when the candles & fireplace are glowing and a little storm is stirring outside. With the scene set...some hot chocolate, homemade popcorn, a cozy quilt, a good movie and my sweetheart by my side makes my heart content!
Some of the simple pleasures of Fall.