Thursday, December 16, 2010

Can You Feel It? Can Ya?

It's almost here!!!
I'd love to invite you in and give you a little tour of our Holiday decorations {remember, there's no tree, just a Charlie Brown stick!} So, kick off your boots and grab a hot cocoa and feel free to wonder!

This years sheet music project
You can never have too many candles! I light these every day.

This summers find of 'shiny bright' ornies

The happy couple

The Charlie Brown tree : )*note to self*- Don't top load branches with favorite ornaments without wiring them to branches- Bad things man, bad things.

Always looking for Joy

A few new friends this year

Lurve these little sugar houses!

Another summer find
Thanks so much for coming by and spending your time with me. I truly appreciate all the lovelies i've met in blog land, your inspiration, your creativity and your kind words... it's something i look forward to everyday. Thank YOU !

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Holiday Crafties

This summer i found a sweet little sugar village in need of a home. I dug it out last week and set it upon a silver tray with poly-fil for snow, tucked lights inside each house, but still it lacked something. After adding a couple snow men, i realized it needed landscaping!
Here's how i whipped up a few sparkly trees.

First i made a small cone

Bought a spool of this sparkly green trim at Target
LOVE how flat and hairy it is!
Glued it around the cone
Added some colored rhinestones for 'lights'
And, ta-da! A better landscaped sugar village
Fly by my nest next week when i share with you my holiday decor!

Have a lovely weekend!

Winter Beauty

It's been frightfully c-c-cold here! But the snow has done beautiful things to the yard.

It's so cold, i didn't even walk outside to take these pictures!

Stayed in the house, warm in my jammies, and enjoyed the view.

The dogs are the only ones who really enjoy this weather!

Max- "Ohhh, sweetie! You've got noms on your lips!"

Rylee- "Wha?"

Enjoy your day, and stay warm!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Crafties

I can't help it.
I'm a sucker for it.
I love, love, love, it.
Why, the holidays, of course!
Now, if you were here last year at this time, you'd know that i don't decorate for Christmas. Don't look so shocked, just check out the archives!
Any hoo, i'd like to share this little craft with you!

I love the sheet music and glitter ornies at Pottery Barn, but i don't like their prices, so...i put together my own.

I cut some sheet music squares, a card board circle and a sheet music circle to cover it.

I rolled and glued the squares into tubes and pinched the ends.
Glue the tubes onto the circle

Continue until filled { yeah, got carried away with the glue gun }
Dab some glue on the ends and glitter your little heart out!
I added a rhinestone button to the middle.

Hang, and enjoy!

Have you been getting your glitter on???

Happy crafting!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Happy Weekend! I'm linking up with Funky Junk Interiors, talk about inspiration!
Check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


When you steal something from a store, it's called 'shop-lifting'.

When you steal a scrap booking idea, it's called 'scrap-lifting' .

When you see something in a store that is totally over price and crazy easy to make yourself and you wouldn't shell out good money for, it's called 'craft-lifting'. Anyway, that's my story and i'm sticking to it!

I was at my local craft/fabric store and saw a darling burlapy, blingy, buttony picture. Twenty bucks. Get.Out.Of.Here.

So i did.

Had this extra frame

Spray painted it in the garage {It's how we Mid-West girls roll in the winter} Hold your breath, point and spray, then run back in the house!Cover a piece of cardboard with craft bond and burlap

Grab your stash of rhinestones and buttons
And get gluing!
Let it dry, re-assemble and, ta-da! Holiday cuteness on the cheep!
Time to haul out the holiday decor and discover the treasures i picked up over the summer!

Happy Thursday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Easy-Peasy Potato Latkes

Hello, Friday (when did you get here?)
Is it me or did we skip November? Time is flying by!

Here is my super easy recipe for potato latkes. These make a great side, appetizer or toss a couple on your breakfast plate!

Coarsely chop 4 lg. peeled potatoes and 1 onion.

Shred them in a food processor

Place a strainer over a large bowl and add potato/onion mixture. Smoosh gently to remove most of the water -- sometimes i let this sit a bit, but not too know how potatoes get when left alone {funky} Pour off the water in the bowl, but save the starch that settles to the bottom.

In a small bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 3 TBS flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp baking soda. Blend that together, then add it to the potato/onion/starch mixture in the BIG bowl. I use my hands to mix it all together really well.

Heat a bit of oil { i use Smart Balance } in a fry pan and add globs { again, i use my hands } to the hot oil. Keep re-mixing what's left in your bowl.
When they become golden, flip 'em to the other side.

Let them sit on a paper towel

Then serve! We like to enjoy our latkes with sour cream or applesauce { cinnamon apple sauce ROCKS! } To re-heat, i place them on a cookie sheet and heat for about 15-20 minutes at 300*

Enjoy!Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

"Please drop a latke, please drop a latke, please drop a latke"