Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Somebody, somewhere along the way must have told me that carmel making was hard, because I have never dared try to make them. I have always left it to sweet Sister Brown, our little widow friend, to provide us with our favorite holiday treat.
I was thumbing through this months CountryLiving magazine and saw this recipe. I don't even think it's the "easy" one, but for some reason I thought, 'Hello? You can do that, it's just like sewing, all you have to do is try.' So I did and can I just say YUM!!!!! They are, by far, the best Carmel's I have ever tasted. So rich and melty in your mouth, salivating here just talking about it! I had to hurry and wrap them up in their little gift bags before I ate them all.
If you have any time left at all.....
YOU "GOTTA" TRY IT!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
If you are patient....yes.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
- Clear glycerin soap and soap dye (I got both at Michael's).
- Some sort of mold. I used a Christmas tree cupcake mold but you could use ice cube trays, muffin tins, really any small container.
Put glycerin cubes in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to directions on the box.
Add desired color and stir.
Carefully pour melted glycerin into molds. It is hot so you might want to do this part if your children are very little.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
You will need:
- About 6 yards of tulle (netting). I like them super fluffy and end up using somewhere between 5 & 6 yards. If you have extra, just make a tutu for her baby.
- Non-roll elastic 1" wide. Cut a piece 1" smaller than her waist.
- You could tie the tulle onto a long ribbon and tie the tutu around her waist. But I know you're dying to try out some mad sewing skills!
Cut a 6 inch strip.
Snip through the folded end, which would give you two pieces of tulle.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
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Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
- choosing a bare branch and spray painting it red.
- filling the vase with red and green M&M's.
- wrapping a pretty red ribbon around it.
- You could get all crazy and fold the money origami style (I probably won't, but you could)!
My kids love getting money from Grandma and Grandpa each Christmas, this would be a fun way to give it. What about that starving college student you know? Bet they'd appreciate a money tree.