Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas...we have had a great Christmas Day.  Good food...fun gifts...good food...Christmas Eve Service at church...good food...guitar playing and singing...good food...family...good food...did I mention the good food???



Saturday, December 22, 2012

Santa Hats

The only thing better than finding ideas on Pinterest is actually trying the ideas you find on Pinterest.

My daughter had a friend over and they put together these Santa hats. 
They were really easy.
Just melt some white chocolate and then dip the end of a bugle into the chocolate. 
Add the m&m, and you are finished.
These are cooling on waxed paper.

Now, we have bowls of Santa hats and...

...jars of Santa hats.
The sweet with the salty tastes great.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Marshmallow Reindeer

Isn't this just the cutest thing ever???
One of my students and her Mom made a marshmallow reindeer for every student in my class for Christmas.
The kids loved them.
The giant marshmallow was dipped in melted peanut butter chips and then decorated. 
The whole thing is on a giant sucker stick.

I have not eaten mine yet.
There is something about the thought of peanut butter and marshmallow that is drawing me in...so I know it will not last much longer.
Cute, cute, cute.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Candy Bar Cake

What could be better than a Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bar Cake???

That's right...
two Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bar Cakes.

This was the first recipe I shared on my blog three years ago.
It is one of my very favorite and easiest recipes.
I usually make this cake for Christmas Day,
but this year, I have made two cakes for a special dinner I am hosting. 
If you have never made one, I highly recommend it.  You can find the recipe here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Christmas Time is Here

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here.
Time for Joy and Time for Cheer.

 My ninety-nine cent poinsettias have been wrapped and tied with ribbon.

They seem to be all over our house.
I have left most of our decorations in the attic this year.
It seems we enjoy things more if there is not quite so much of it!!!

Decorating for me has become more simple than in years past.
It is the simple things I seem to enjoy most.
Adding Christmas cakes to a kitchen jar.

Or putting a few candy sticks in a glass container.

How do you decorate for the holidays?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Decorating

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!
We have decorated.
Our theme this year seems to be poinsettias.
I have purchased several to decorate for a special even at church.
For now, they are decorating our home.
The tin came from the Lynchburg square, and it is one of my favorite things.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Decorating for Christmas

We have been decorating for Christmas today...
pictures from our house will come soon...
until then, here are some more pictures from our Harvest Festival.

We sold a lot of Chirstmas ornaments this year.

These ribbon ornaments were really easy to make.  We found the directions on Pinterest.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Cookies

I love these cookies.
They are so easy to make and can be made to match the season or the holiday.

Remember from one of my last posts that the secret to making these cookies is Pam for Baking...it keeps these cookies from sticking to the pan.

Happy Fall!!!
Fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to look at...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

White Chocolate Covered Oreos

Cute, cute, cute...

Just one of the many items that was available for sale at our church's Harvest Festival.

These oreos were opened up, placed on a lollipop stick, and them covered with melted white chocolate.
Sprinkles were added, and then the finished pops were placed in the refrigerator to firm up.

Each pop was placed in a bag and a festive ribbon was added.

Cute, cute, cute, and incredibly delicious!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Harvest Festival

The annual Harvest Festival at my church was last Saturday.  It was a huge success.
I have lots of pictures to share from the day, but I thought I would start with pictures from my favorite table this year.

First of all...I just love these ghosts.
They are very simple and very cute.

And of course, it is no secret how much I like Happy Home Flavorings. 
I purchased the Strawberry and Peppermint variety this year.
I will let you know what I make with these as soon as I figure out what I can make.

Some cute fall arrangements were added to this table.

Quote the raven, "Nevermore".

There were no ghosts left at the end of the day.
We had very few arrangements left and only a few flavorings. 
The crowd was steady all day.
I will share more pictures later.


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