Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Christmas!

Rosalie and Nina
also known as
Reindeer and Santa

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Candy coated fingers anyone?

The first step of making Pralines, butter, sugar and cream, heat to 240 degrees. Step two, add Bourbon and toasted pecans.

Step three, drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let cool.

No where in the directions did it say to push the candy off the spoon with your fingers!
I love you Chuck! I'm sorry your hurt.

Friday, December 19, 2008


DON'T leave your mechanic's hand lying around. It's hazardous to your nutcracker collection.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Still a little surprised I actually caught a smile. I guess the Christmas spirit is here!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thankyous feel good

I made this hat for my brother with Mission Falls in the Detroit Lions colors. It's part of our home made Christmas gifts. He sent me a lovely note saying how much he was enjoying wearing the hat.

Even his dog Cooper is smiling!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yum! Cookies!

While making her cookies for the Christmas baskets she got C's approval. Job well done.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Ok. So Knitwhit tagged me. These are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random, arbitrary things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I clean up dog poop several times a day.
2. I watch the Today show every day.
3. I compost.
4. I get grossed out seeing someone eat rare meat.
5. I knit lots of socks, but rarely wear them.
6. I sit "Indian" style on my couch!

Tagging; Kellie, Meliaballa,

A green Christmas

This year we decided that as part of living a healthier, more earth friendly life, we would use newspaper as gift wrap! I have been having a really great time trying to match articles with the gift recipient. I also think it is rather festive looking with the mix of articles about the holidays.
I'm thrilled with the way the kids are embracing this, too!
Oh! By the way, do you notice the wee socks and hats on our wee tree? Hehehe

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas is in the air

I am most excited to see how our family is all working hard to make home made items to give as gifts this year. Some of them are really getting into the spirit of it. I can't wait to put the baskets together and showcase all their hard work. This is really making the holiday season great. Quality family time and self esteem boosters abound!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The good and the bad

How can this sweet and innocent kid be so darling one minute and so rude and disrespectful the next? I am trying to remember the good things and forget the bad.....