Friday, December 27, 2013

Eggnog Coffeecake Muffins

 Here is my attempt at these muffins!
 The muffin recipe was out of the Journal for things do outside the box with eggnog! :)

Here is the recipe. I thought they came out nicely! Earl said they taste great, he loves eggnog. I am hoping your Christmas was joyous and spent with loved ones! Happy New Year too!

Monday, December 16, 2013

 Are you as blessed as I am with sweet, giving, thoughtful, talented friends? I hope so!
I wanted to share with you the most ADORABLE and daintily wonderful hand sewn felt ornaments that I got as a gift from my friend Debbie.
 And look at her sweet packaging! The thought, effort and love that is put into these little dreams is just delightful!
 She made me the little doe last year! I LOVE it and keep it out year long! I think Debbie could do a book on these, how to create these little wonders for your tree.
 This year she gave me TWO, the blushed cheek elephant and this Scottie dog! Do you have a favorite?
 This is my own personal collection of hand sewn ornaments from Debbie!!!!! I am beyond thrilled!!!! I think I need to get her to teach me.......though, I know I would not be so good at these tiny stitches!!! THANK YOU Debbie! xoxoxoxoxoxxo

Saturday, December 07, 2013

 A happy cookie tray from our cookie day together!

There was a sweet variety of fun cookies to make a delicious tray of cookies for Christmas!!!!!!!!
Yum!!!!!!! Thanks to our hostess with the mostess......Jules!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Christmas Cookies FUN TIME

Tomorrow is a Christmas Cookie Exchange with some of Amber's friends and family members. This is my cookie. Maybe I can share a photo of what we will receive from the exchange to make a fun and varied Christmas Cookie platter! I cannot wait........sounds like great fun right??
6 of my dozen are cut outs with royal icing and airbrushed designs and some decorations too and 6 are a shortbread with white chocolate and pecans! :) Ohhhhhhhhh who does not like cookies?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

 Today we set up our Christmas tree. I decided to do some burlap and home made ornaments along with some that were bought. The main thing I did this year was create some little banners for the tree.

 Here is what I did. I printed on cardstock the phrases I wanted. They were Christ is Born, Peace and Joy and Happy Holidays. then I cut them out and stamped them with brilliance pads. Adding a bit of gold and coffee brown accents. I curled the cardstock with scissors and then added some little sticks to help them stick in the way I wanted. Clothes pins would have been PERFECT, but I did not have any.

 I am very happy with how they turned out. The tree is full of the love of those that have made ornaments for me in years past. It is just wonderful and really is a special way to celebrate the Holidays!
I also made a bunch of small raffia bows that you see above and the topper is a big raffia bow as well that I made years ago. The whole tree makes me smile. I hope your tree does the same for you!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fairy Garden Complete

 The fairy garden is complete with some fun glittery whimsy! :0)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fairy Garden

 This is a sweet Fairy Garden I have created with gifts that I got for my birthday. And some things that I got on Etsy from talented artists there. The clay mushrooms are from Kim at  aren't they just adorable and fitting?

 There are real plants and moss and foam covered with moss for the levels and some other fairy garden accessories from Steins Garden Center here in Milwaukee. I lined and planted in a green washed metal tray with birds and leaves on the ends and a roping around the edge. The tray was on a clearance and made the perfect platform.
 This darling Fairy is the inhabitor of the garden!!!! She is magical! She is created by Celia at   and I find her most precious!!!!

 There is plastic underneath it all, and then gravel and then the dirt for plants. The rest is just like an artfully playful decorating.
I have a few more things to add and I will share more tomorrow to finish it up and get a little height and glitter going! :)
I think it is a most enchanted place and I love it!!!!