I bought some fancy rub on transfers on a whim (because I liked them). I decided to try to rub one off on a plain white dollar store pillar. Tied my favorite "zebra" ribbon around it and presto an instant change!!
Ummmmmmmmm.....these are so good. I make em every year.
Take a pretzel rod, dip it in melted caramel.........let cool for a couple of minutes. Then dip in chocolate...........roll in smashed up heath candy bar bits. Optional: Drizzle melted white chocolate over them. So simple, so elegant and so so good.
It isn't easy having 6 children, especially at the holidays! Trying to make everyone's christmas list wishes come true ~ I think we have worn out Santa!!! I just wanted to post some pictures of (just a small sampling) what is on my kids wish lists this year. Oh the laptop and the perfume are my wishes!!!
I am desperately waiting for Christmas to arrive............I am really hoping that Santa will put a new laptop under my tree.........you see, my last laptop went swimming in a glass of wine and has never recovered from the alcohol poisoning :(
I miss blogging and posting pics.........I have been so busy crafting and creating little christmas goodies.............I would love to share everything ~ but that is IMPOSSIBLE when I sneak on my husbands (work) laptop while he is still shhhhhhh sleeping. Umm okay I would like to share some photos of a wonderful light show that our quaint downtown area puts on each year. It is so festive and I truely appreciate the efforts put into this each year. It is a perfect night, when the snow is falling, we are out dining and able to capture the lights twinkling all over the town!!!
With 6 kids, I am always busy. Sometimes my two youngest get left aside, so this year I have made it mandatory in my life to make sure that each of them get a birthday party. I am running out of time. Maddie will be 10 at the end of the month.......and Katie will be 8 a week later!!! I have been gathering up some ideas for inspiration and this is my favorite idea of the "moment". A candy buffet!!
This is an area in my kitchen that has given me "utter confusion" since the day I have moved in!! Here it is in the beginning.
Four years later, I added this loveseat!
Four years and 26 days (just in time to return it) I got rid of the loveseat and decided to paint the moldings and mantle shelf black, as suggested when I posted on Rate My Space.
I added two chairs and a table, hoping to capture a "french" look ~ although I liked the black paint on the fireplace surround, I still felt like something was not right............so I reposted on RMS.
It was suggested that I paint the wall between the mantle shelf and the molding black to make it appear as one big mantle, instead of a "floating shelf". So I did....
This is the final look (FOR NOW). I am sure that those chairs will be moving into my master bedroom one of these days, but I am pretty happy for now......except I would like to change out that greyish white builders tile..........
1 can low sodium cream soup (Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Celery or Cream of Chicken) 6 tablespoons butter (melt, then cool) (okay to reduce to 4 tablespoons) 8 oz. cream cheese (low fat is okay) dash of milk ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper
Crescent dinner rolls (each package makes 4 Chicken Squares)
(okay to double or triple recipe.)
Mix first six ingredients in mixer. By hand, mix in chicken (and chives or parsley, if desired).
Unroll Crescent roll package; divide into four rectangles. Roll out each rectangle into a square (use fingers to pinch together perforated diagonal line). Drop a large spoonful of chicken mixture into center of square. Fold over corners to create the “square.”
* At this point, you can put Chicken Squares on cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer into a zip lock bag. Take out of the freezer for about 1 hour (or ½ hour is okay) before baking.
When ready to bake Chicken Squares:
Spray baking sheet with cooking oil. Place Chicken Squares on cooking sheet. Add dot of butter on top of each Chicken Square and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
I have been very happily married to my "kindergarten sweetheart" for 20 years............well we actually didn't start dating until we were in our 20's...... Together we have 6 wonderful children. They are 17, 16, 15, 14, 10 and 8. Although, we have moved around often, I am hopeful that we are now settled back home in Michigan.