Thursday, December 31, 2009

Garland of the felt kind.

Really really loving this! It is made out of felt.
I have not done alot of working with felt, but I don't think it would be too hard to work with, right?
Besides, you can use whatever colors your heart wants you to use! :)
How fun is that!
Found this fabulous idea on Purlbee

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


......with Pine cones.
How cool is this?
I do tend to like the natural look when it comes to decor.
I like nature IN my house, but not totally fond of being IN nature so much. :)
You can find the to do's on Twig and Thistle.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pom Poms

These are not really Christmas decor, however, if you made them in the right colors...
they would work! :) They certainly would work for a party or wedding!
I'm really liking them.
To get the how to's go to Once Wed.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Don't tell me you can look at a bowl of these........

and not want to make this...........
For details on how to make this sweet garland head over to craftzine.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sneak peek at 20's

Here is just a quick look at 2 of the pictures from the Roaring 20's party.
I wish I could say I had all of the pictures, however, when I tried downloading them....the computer wouldn't cooperate so therefore, this is what I have for now.
There are others of the decor and food and come back and check later for more. :)

This is my niece and her fiance.

And this is my daughter and my niece.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Don't forget your girlfriends!

Give them these sweet jars filled with cookie mix. Create, inexpensive and thoughtful! Can't go wrong.
Check out all the how to's and recipe at No Fuss Fabulous

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Christmas Time!!

Ok, So I know I haven't been posting hardly AT ALL! Sorry to all you loyal followers. I'm going to do better. :)
Since it's been so hard for me to blog lately I've decided that I'm going to skip away from my usual daily themed posts and do some randomness for the month of December. I think that should be fair. :) we go.
Something to tempt your tastebuds!
You do not need to go to the store to buy can make your very own. And then, serve them up with some warm hot cocoa....mmmm.
Here is the recipe (from Food Network)


  • 7 ounces sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 recipe Homemade Marshmallow batter, recipe follows
  • Confectioners' sugar


Sprinkle half the toasted coconut in an 8 by 12-inch nonmetal pan. Pour in the marshmallow batter and smooth the top of the mixture with damp hands. Sprinkle on the remaining toasted coconut. Allow to dry uncovered at room temperature overnight.

Remove the marshmallows from the pan and cut into squares. Roll the sides of each piece carefully in confectioners' sugar. Store uncovered at room temperature.

Homemade Marshmallows:

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while you make the syrup.

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.

With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.