Sunday, November 27, 2011

Busting out Chrismtas!

Hello all, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I am now officially sick of the leftovers! I'm thinking a huge platter of enchiladas for today, anyway, now that we have recovered from our Black Friday excursion, time to get down to business, bringing out all the decor, wrapping the gifts, and making fun Christmas foods for the kids (yeah, for the kids) :)! Here are a few of  my decorations so far.

 If you remember my HARVEST blocks, these are the same blocks, just the back side. I love that I can use these for months in a row. After the holidays, BLESSED will take center mantle :)
 Glitter ornaments that are super easy to make. Just a plastic ornament, spray adhesive, and glitter! I love all things sparkly!

More plastic ornaments, rub on decals, and ribbon. Cute and easy!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Carrington`s 3rd Birthday!

 I can not believe that my baby, is turning 3! She is literally the baby of four and my oldest will be 18 soon, but I can still remember bringing her home like it was yesterday :( . Anywho...we had a little family party, a Minnie Mouse party at that, she certainly enjoyed it.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kids Craft

I hosted a play date for my moms group, and now that we are in full swing of holiday season, I thought turkeys would be a fun and easy craft for the little ones. I purchased styrofoam balls from Hobby Lobby, feathers, google eyes, large craft sticks, and used brown spray paint.  First I took each of the styrofoam balls and flattened one side, by pressing on the table to make a flat surface so our little turkeys would stand. Next, spray paint brown, I then cut the craft sticks in half, and stuck in the ball (this is the turkeys head). Glued eyes onto stick and stuck feathers in. You now have a cut little turkey, this would be a fun and not messy craft for kids to do while the Thanksgiving dinner is being prepared :)


Friday, November 4, 2011

Stick to your tummy soup!

We are having our first litte taste of the cooler weather that is to come here in OK. So, in honor of cold weather, I thought yummy, cheesy, potato soup would be good for the soul :). It`s pretty darn simple and just sticks to ya` belly.
8 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 can chedder cheese soup
1 stalk of celery chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ham( diced) or bacon
1 can chicken broth
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup water
2 Tbsp. flour
salt and pepper
shredded cheddar for topping
Place potatoes in large pot with water, bring to a boil. Once boiling, add chicken stock, boil about 7-8 min. then reduce heat and over for 10 min. or until just fork tender. Add all other ingredients except for the flour and reserve 2 Tbsp. of milk, and let simmer on low for about 30 min. Now add reserved milk and flour together before you add to large pot. I chose to serve in bread bowls ( from my bakery) sprinkled with extra cheddar on top...yummo :)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Furniture redo

So, a few weeks ago I decided to take the old entertainment center out of the game room and re purpose it. I do not have a before pic but, you know the one, oak with a glass door and two shelves for components. yeah so, I removed the door, and painted the rest of the unit white, to match Hahhah`s room. It now sits in my daughters room and looks great( pics to come). And this is what happened to the door...first I white washed it, gave it a bit of sanding, and then added a picture hanger to the changing things in my home for free!


Halloween Fun

Hope everyone had a ghoulishly great Halloween! We had excellent weather here, low 70`s for trick or treating, very nice. Im pretty sure that we all woke up this morning with a candy hangover...too many Reeses in this house is not good for my backside either :)   I think I am going to ty and come up with a recipe for all this chocolate, I know I have heard of a candybar cheesecake...that just may be my answer.