Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fun with Felt!

I had such a wonderful afternoon! So relaxing and productive.Couldn't wait to share what I have been working on!


Giving these little felt ornaments to the wonderful ladies that I work with! Oh I can't wait to hand them out! :D

Have a great evening!!

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This is what I saw outside my window on Friday!
I am so excited! Its a bit of a miracle since it was nearly 75 degrees on Monday!
Time to once again start wearing these!  My mother made them for me last Christmas! Isn't the pattern beautiful! I would love them in red, gray, and blue!
Here is the amazing homemade dessert that we had last night! Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies. Chocolate chip cookies are good! So are brownies! Put them together, magical!
Wait, what is that box in the background?
All right, they are not exactly homemade! They are from a box, but you couldn't tell! Delicious! Delicious! 
Went to Michael's this morning. I had the 20% off coupon from the newspaper.Picked up some more felt, some card stock, clear glass, ornaments, a stamp, and a stamp pen! They had a ton of Cricut cartridges, but I was good and didn't get one
Michael is working today, so I have the whole afternoon to myself! A little crafting and some Christmas movies! I just finished watching "The Christmas Shoes".  It had me bawling. I'm such a sap! I love a good story!

Have a good afternoon everybody!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorations

Veggie Lasagna
Michael and I spent the day vegging out! It was fabulous! We continued our tradition of having lasagna for Thanksgiving. Instead of making the whole turkey deal for just the two of us, lasagna became the tasty alternative. Plus, at that time it was one of the only meals I knew how to make. Ha! Ha! Ha! Look at all that cheesy goodness! 

 They just opened up a new grocery store near my house.  It is huge! It is beautiful! Can you find anything there? No! I looked everywhere for the Ricotta cheese. I asked at the service desk. I called the store. I asked at the cheese bar, but nobody knew. I ended up going to the old grocery store to find it. Sometimes big and new is not always the best!
This year I have been noticing how popular felt is. I never knew how easy it is to make things out of! I found the circle garland in Family Circle Magazine. You can see it here!
To make the dove, I just Googled "dove template."  Traced the template onto some freezer paper. I ironed the freezer paper onto the felt and then cut out two doves and attached them together with fabric glue! Simple! Simple! Simple! The twine is Martha Stewart bakers twine, which I am in love with!

At Michael's the other night,I bought one of these clear plastic ornaments.I love them! So many options. Here is my first one! I put in rolls up pieces of scrapbooking paper. The outside has felt letters. Of course I added a little gem sticker!

Goodnight everyone! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Breakfast Trifle and Women's Ministry Brunch


On Saturday my church had their annual Women's Ministry Holiday Brunch. I brought this amazingly simple breakfast Trifle. I layered yogurt, raspberries, and granola in a trifle dish. A beautiful dish can make even simple foods look fancy! 

 Of course I made a tag to tie around the dish!

Two lovely ladies from my small group!
 Another wonderful lady from my small group. She just recently became a Grandma! She doesn't look a day over 35 to me!
Our church is very big on Small Groups! While I have only been part of the group for about five weeks, everyone has been very welcoming! I love how open and honest everyone has been!

Have a good night!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Card!

Here is a design I was playing around for our Christmas card!

Pilgrim Napkin Wrap

In my scrapbooking club this week we made these adorable Pilgrim Napkin Wraps!
I found them on Family Fun!
 Here are the directions!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fake Pumpkin Pie and Skype!

This week in Storytime we have been making  adorable "pumpkin" pies. So simple. I cut dinner sized paper plates into four pieces. The kids painted away. The best part was having the kids add a spoonful of cinnamon!  Really funny watching them stick their noses unusually close to all the orange paint. I think a few kids ended up with an orange tipped nose.

Yesterday was my husband's birthday! On Saturday he picked up a webcam for his gift. We had a good time playing with all the cool effects like the fish eye lens. So the best part of having a webcam is Skype. I wish I would have known about Skype earlier.  My family lives in northern Vermont and I live in Northern Kentucky.Thanks to Skype I was able to video chat with them. I ate ice cream with my 4 year old niece. I even read her a story! It was fantastic! I am very homesick and the ability to see everybody had me in tears. We have set up plans to video chat again on Thanksgiving when everybody comes over for dinner! Thank you Skype! Thank you technology!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hootin' Andies: Puff Pancake Cups

This was dinner last night! Don't be jealous! It sure was delicious! The best part is that they were so easy to make!
I found the recipe on the Make and Takes Blog
Find it here

My mother-in-law makes something similar to this, but cooked in a casserole dish.  She calls it Hootin' Annie.  My DH renamed these little cups Hootin' Andies. Whatever you call them, they are yummy!