Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Day

Yep. I'm just now getting around to posting our Christmas pictures. Better late than never, right? :)


Santa came by and brought a few presents. The unwrapped ones are from him. Jer wanted the Toy Story scooter so much he asked for it in a letter and in person.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Irish Soda Bread

This bread doesn't require any yeast (my favorite kind) and has a biscuit-like quality.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beef and Ale Stew

My husband actually made this one and it was amazing! Absolutely the best stew I've ever had. And it wasn't just because I didn't have to cook it. :)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Decoupaged Helmet

This was a project that I did over two months ago and I am just now getting around to posting it because...well...I have no good excuse. Other than I'm a flakey loser. :p

It was a great project too! Because it involved an adorable baby boy...


This is my friend, Rachel's, baby boy, Ari. He has Plagiocephaly (aka Flat Head Syndrome) and has been wearing a cranio cap to treat it. You can read all about their experiences over here at Rachel's blog On Becoming Wise.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Iced Dip Bowl

I'm always paranoid about keeping food the right temperature at parties. Not just because the food tastes better but because I would feel awful if anyone got food poisoning. I have a warming tray and mini crock pots for the hot foods but cold food is always a challenge.

For our Christmas party I made this ice bowl for the veggie dip. I thought some of you might be able to use it for a New Year's Eve party or other future event.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Covered Pretzels

A Christmas classic! Covered pretzels are my favorite traditional Christmas treat. This is a little last minute but I'm sure most of you already know how to make these anyway. :)


Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Party Features

As you can tell by my posting this only two days before Christmas, I am still ridiculously behind on everything having to do with the blog. Hopefully some of you last-minute crafters can find some inspiration in these projects. Or you can file them away for next year like I am!

There are so many amazing projects linked up at the Christmas Party. Thank you all for linking up! Sorry I haven't been able to make the rounds and comment on all of them. I've been struggling to keep up with the blog while at the same time not letting it take over what should be quality family time during the holidays. You know how it goes.

Alright enough rambling. Here are a few more link party projects that I love!


This Sugar Cube Cottage from Humble Bee is a fun twist on the traditional gingerbread house.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Party!

We had our Christmas party on Saturday and I've had requests to post pictures of the party and the food so here you go! :)


I realized I hadn't taken any pictures of our Christmas decor at night so here are a couple of shots of the living room.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peppermint Wreath

I made one of these last year inspired by Martha Stewart's Halloween wreath. She didn't have a very detailed tutorial though so this year I made another one and took pictures of each step.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

My husband loves my sugar cookie recipe but rolled cookies are so time consuming that I don't make them very often. I'm not a big fan of store bought slice and bake cookies though so I came up with a way to use this same method but with my own recipe!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas School

For the next couple of weeks we are doing Christmas themed school work! For those of you interested in using these with your kids, below is a list of some of the resources we are using. Most of the websites are geared towards preschoolers but a few have pages for older kids as well.

PreKinders

They have lots of craft ideas, book lists and printables including this Christmas tree with ornaments that can be sorted by color or pattern. Find them all here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Sausages

These are *always* a big hit at parties. I usually make a double batch and they are still gone within twenty minutes!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Party Features

Once again I am blown away by your talent! So many inspiring ideas at the Christmas Link Party. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

I *love* these beautiful Etched Candle Holders from Crafty Mama.

Eggnog Cheesecake

Yes, it's another cheesecake. I can't help myself! I love cheesecake and can't resist trying the seasonal flavors. I'm going to have to spend weeks at the gym recovering from all of the holiday treats but it is sooo worth it! This one was delicious. I don't remember where I got the recipe but I changed a few things anyway so I'll just claim it as my own now. :)


Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sugarplums

No Whoville would be complete without some "sugarplums" so I came up with these:

Friday, December 3, 2010

No Sew Tree Skirt

This tree skirt was super easy and the fabric was on sale so it only cost about $3!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Decor

All of our Christmas decorations are up! Jeremy has been loving it and it is so much fun to see the magic of Christmas through his eyes.


The tree is pretty much the same as last year. Simple with the star tilted whoville-style. Yes, the tree is fake. I'm allergic to the real thing and I don't want to pick up pine needles anyway.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Link Party

Welcome to the Christmas Link Party! I am so excited about this one and can't wait to see all of your amazing ideas. This party will go all month long (because I am way to scatterbrained to set up a new party each week) so keep checking back in to link up and check out everyone else's links. I will also be featuring your projects throughout the month.