Friday, December 30, 2011

Nested Potato Skins!

Oh my, these are soooo good! A great New Years appetizer!
Here is the recipe for them that Melissa made and posted on "Just A Pinch~Recipe Club".
One more shout out...HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy 2012 New Year!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoying your week before we ring in the New Year!
Each year I like to share this idea for any of those who might be seeing it for the first time, or those who like the reminder! 
This makes a sweet hostess gift too. I do not drink alcohol but I love sparkling cider!
 Here are some images you can download and use.

I would also like to take this time to thank all of you wonderful bloggers who come by to visit and say hello, and for those who follow me! It means so much to me and makes my heart pitter, patter! I have been blogging for newly 4 years now and it sure has been a joy in my life. I never knew blogging could be so much fun and that I could make life long friendships that are so dear. It is so wonderful to meet all of you! 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and looking forward to more blogging with you all!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas gift came 2 weeks early this year!
Baby Asher...our 13th grandchild and "grand" he is! 
Congrates to Heidi and Shawn!
We now have a "Baker's Dozen" 9 cookies and 4 cupcakes!
Wishing you all a very Merry CHRISTmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Very Special Christmas Tree!

Each year I set up this tree in honor of my darling Mother Gloria and Mother-in-law LaVerne, who have both passed. We miss them and especially this time of the year. They made Christmas very special.
This is actually a picture of my Grandmother Alberta when she was a model at age 16. Isn't she darling?!
My Grandmother Sadie crocheted the bell.
Hope you enjoyed seeing this special little tree!
Just for your FYI. I am having some Blogger issues. One is when you click something to view on my sidebar, it says that my blog does not exist. I am sorry for this inconvenience and hope it resolves soon!
***If you go in my search above my blog banner to the left and put the word in "cookie, or trailer it should lead you to that post to view. :)
Thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread Men Sandwich COOKIES!

Oh my goodness! You have to check out
*In Katrina's Kitchen
Her guest cookie baker of these darling cookies is
Sue who blogs at *Munchkin Munchies* 
She has the recipe for the Gingerbread Men on Katrina's blog, ready to print out!
Happy Baking!
A pretty Christmas tag to download!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another Quick Gift Idea!

I posted about these last year but always a great idea to share again! 
I made tons of these and they were a big hit! As a gift they get a pair of gloves and some popcorn.
You can find the download for the snowman
Her download is no longer available! :( But you can buy the candy wrapper HERE
I put this sticker on the back of them.
You can also tie a piece of fabric around the snowman to keep him warm! ;)
Have fun doing those little last minute gifts!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Gift Freebie Idea!

In blogland there are so many clever ideas that are shared! I came across a sweet website called Shindig Parties To Go! Oh my, she has cute ideas and a darling Etsy shop too! She is giving a FREEBIE to download for the bottoms of the Hershey Candy Kisses! 
I will be making lots of these!
Visit her Etsy shop for more ideas!
Enjoy your day getting more done for Christmas! xox

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Family Room Decorated!

Have you ever taken pictures of a Christmas past and decided to decorate your home the same way? Well, this year I did that! It made decorated hassle free!
These are picture of our family room.
I will be making 2 more stockings this year for 2 new grandsons, Ridge and Asher!
Asher was born just yesterday...our 13th grandchild! Now we have a "bakers dozen"!
What blessings!

*More pictures soon!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Treasured Friends!

I have many wonderful and special friends in blogland. Life wouldn't be the same without all of you! One very sweet young woman has touched my heart forever and has become a kindred spirit whom I love to pieces...Elyse from COTTAGE. I am sure many of you know her blog and I have talked about her many times! She has pulled at my heart~strings the day we connected 3+ years ago.
Well, this sweet little lady has called me her Fairy Blogmother since the beginning. Over the years she has sent me treasures that she has "tinkered" that I treasure. Recently 
Artful Blogging featured her in their Winter 2012 issue. I was tickled pink to learn she talked about her Fairy Blogmother in the article! 
Sweet pictures of her article.
Now for the mention of her Fairy Blogmother, me.
Here are just a few tinkered treasures she has made...
Look, my "true~blue" Fairy Blogmother wand!
She makes the cutest things! 
She also has a Etsy shop!
 Thank you Elyse for allowing me to be a little part of your life! xox

Monday, November 28, 2011

31 Day Planning Guide!

The Christmas season came fast upon my heels this year! I want to enjoy the holidays and plan on getting things done earlier this year. ROMANTIC HOMES magazine is filled with wonderful Christmas decorating ideas. These are pictures of a darling home that is featured in in the magazine! Such inspiration to get me jump started! It also includes the "Ultimate Holiday Planning Guide ~ 31 days to get ready! Perfect, since it is still November!
Love all the color! I put a Christmas tree in my kitchen too!
Now off to get my Christmas boxes out and make a little trip to our new Hobby Lobby with these colors in mind!

Enjoy the season and may I be the first to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!