Monday, December 31, 2007
Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
A Fresh Start
Im loving the snow, now. OK. Yes, I really can say I am. I hope you guys all had a wonderful Christmas and were filled with joy, family & yummy food. It came quickly as usual, but I was filled with contentment, and was grasping every opportunity for relaxing I could-hence not much action around here! I started doing yoga at home(i dont know what possesed me), and its giving me so much more peace and energy. Im just using a DVD , because we live so far from the gym + plus its free. Im doing at home and Ive put us on a super tight budget until my husband is back to work full-time again. I find if my body is relaxed & under control, then so is my mouth and my mind. So another fresh new year is ahead, with that said Im in the middle of stocking the shop with some fresh ,new,old,vintage, and handmade goodies that ive been collecting/making over the holidays.
New Years special:Everyone who makes a purchase recieves 5.00$ off for any purchase over 25.00$ Arent these salt & pepper people adorable?
A big stack of vintage aprons,full aprons,half aprons and a childs smock,
this ones my favorite, its very nordic looking, with hand embroidery,
a nice large linen & olive green vintage tablecloth,
and of course something homeade. More pups have been born out of socks and stuffed with my favorite "eco" green earth friendly stuffing.
Wishing you all the best with the New Year coming. I know I cant go out & leave my baby at home on New Years eve, he turns 2 at 10:58. I guess it will be another year of TV Marathons on that evening. Tonight we are off to the backyard for some ice skating and hot cocoa...and if I can get a decent picture of the rink I will!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Beanbags, Stuffies, & Lists
Im really working on my list ...I am....with a few fun interuptions. Meet Bently. Some doggies all decked out in their Christmas gear & winter sweaters have made there way into the shop.
These were so fun to make! I found the instructions for the basic bodys in an old Martha Stewart magazine from last winter. And some fun colorful beanbag game sets with a matching wool felt bag carryall tote with loop for hanging.
Oh my, my whole post disappeared? Do I have to type it all over? Wouldnt that look cute hanging in a kids room on a wall hook? I finally feel the need for some relaxing now that the chldrens christmas production is finally finished, and the majority of Christmas goodies and crafts have been made. I might make some last minute gifts for family but thats about it for a bit. Me. break? We'll see. Im just never bored, I always have to have my hands busy so for now:
My list is now down to:
~Plan Christmas dinner menu & shop..still
~Get our outdoor Ice rink finished
~Bake a few more Christmas goodies....and eat them.
Have a great week! Cheers for now...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
My Other Love
I know were always talking crafts over here, but I do have another love. Baking, and making. I guess they are a pair. I love to create in the kitchen too...which I seem to always neglect to take any pictures of. Call it a hungry family...or... pure lazyiness. LOL. Tonight im enjoying a fabulous glass of eggnog & I thought I would share a nice easy & most of all fun recipe:
Yummy Holiday Eggnog(Large Batch)
1 dozen eggs
1 cup sugar
3 cups whipping cream
2 Tbs sugar(second addition)
1 Tbs Real Vanilla
7 cups milk
2 cups Kalua or spiced Rum(optional)
1/2 tea nutmeg
To Make: Beat egg whites(save yolks) in large bowl until thick. Add first amount of sugar. Beat until thick. In second bowl, beat yolks until thick. Add egg whites & beat until mixed and thick. In 3rd bowl(sorry dishes) beat cream until it starts to get thick, add sugar remaining and vanilla.Slowly add egg mixture. Add milk, and kalua(if using) and keep beating. Chill & Enjoy.
* I Modifed an old companys Coming favorite!
Ok, I did find a few minutes to update the G & G site for today too(see side bar)! These are some cute holiday fabric gift bags made from an old vintage tablecloth, and other bits & bobs. Only 25 days till Christmas!