Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dry Erase Calendar

I have printed calendars but I tend to change things all the time so I decided that a dry erase calendar would be easier.  I didn't want to spend the money on one though and I wanted it to be large enough to do two months at a time so I made my own using an extra dry erase board that we already had.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shredded Pork Tacos


We love Mexican food around here and this recipe was an instant favorite!  Full of flavor without being too spicy and it is really easy to make.  I often make a double batch and we happily eat the leftovers for days.  :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies


Alright, I think I am done with eggnog recipes for the year.  Time to move on to candy canes!  :)  Last week I made our usual White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge and I was still hungry for some candy cane flavor so I decided to try out these Candy Cane Kiss Cookies.  I have been wanting to try them for awhile now but I always eat all of the kisses before I have a chance to make the cookies!  

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Link Party 47

There were some great ideas linked up at last week's party!  My favorites were:

Aren't these Bustle Skirts from Rae Gun Ramblings adorable?!  It makes me wish I had a little girl to dress up.  :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fleece Blanket with Blanket Stitch Tutorial


One of my favorite things about winter is snuggling up underneath a cozy fleece blanket.  Not only is it comfy for a lazy evening of tv watching but with a cost of around $10/each it is a lot cheaper than cranking up the heater!  I picked up this Christmas fleece because I thought it was really cute then we all loved it so much that I ended up making two more in colors that we can use all winter.  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Frosted Glass Candleholders


These were inspired by Bliss Images and Beyond and were a really easy way to add a pretty glow to our "mantle".  I already had everything on hand which was a great bonus!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting


You might have already figured out that I have a thing for eggnog.  First with the Eggnog Cheesecake and last week with the Eggnog Truffles - I just can't get enough of it!  So I came up with this recipe and I am in love with it.  This one also doesn't use any actual eggnog which means you can enjoy it year-round.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Word Search Wrapping Paper


My husband originally sent me the idea for this word search wrapping paper that he saw here.  I couldn't find anywhere to buy or download it though.  Besides, the other one was for all holidays and I wanted one that was just Christmas themed.  

So I made my own and I'm sharing it with you!  Just right click and save the image below then print out as many as you need to wrap your gift.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Link Party 46

Hello!  I hope you all are having a great holiday season.  :)  If you are in need of some ideas for decorations or gifts, check out some of the awesome links from last week's party.  Here are a few of my favorites:

These Fingerprint Snowman Ornaments from That's What {Che} Said would be a fun project for the kids and a great gift for the grandparents!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I've Got You Under My Skin...

I don't know why but every time I think of surgery that song pops into my head.  Weird.  My surgery went well and I want to thank you all for your prayers and kind words.  You have no idea how much it means to me.  It turns out that I don't have Endometriosis which is great since that would be a long battle.  They found a couple of ovarian cysts that had to be removed though.  I'm sure that is way too much information for some of you but it always drives me crazy when bloggers give you just enough of the story to make you curious then are vague on the details leaving you wondering what actually happened.  So there ya go.

This has been a long, drawn out ordeal and I am really happy that they finally figured out what was wrong.  Now we are praying that this will take care of everything and that there isn't anything else wrong.  It would be really nice to be done with doctors for awhile.  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Is It Too Late To Be Good?


"Dear Santa, Is it too late to be good?"  Sounds like a letter that my son would write.  Actually it's probably more like my husband!  I used my Silhouette for this one too.  Sorry for those who don't have one.  I swear this is the last Christmas project I will be using it for.  :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Candy Swirl Garland


I have been wanting to make a candy swirl garland for awhile now and it gave me a reason to finally use my Silhouette for a project!  To be honest, I hate learning new software and the Silhouette scared me a little bit which is why it took me so long.  I messed up a few times and actually cut straight through the cutting mat at one point. :(  I'm getting the hang of it though and I can't wait to find more ways to use it!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eggnog Truffles


These are SO good!  Seriously.  Just looking at the photo makes me what to whip up another batch.  The nice part is that while they taste just like eggnog - they don't actually have any eggnog in them.  Which means you can make them any time of year.  :)  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Link Party 45

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Things have been a bit crazy around here with a few really big changes.  One big thing that is about to happen is my surgery on Thursday.  It is just a diagnostic surgery  (they think it might be endometriosis but the only way to know for sure is through surgery since the medication has helped some but hasn't taken away all of the pain) unless they find something that they can take care of while they are already in there.  If they just do the diagnostic part, I should be back to normal by Monday but if they do anything else the recovery time may be longer.  

I have scheduled next week's link party so that it can go on as normal but depending on how I am feeling it may or may not have the featured projects.  Don't worry, I will still get the features up, they just might be delayed a bit.  :)  Anyway, on to this week's link party!  Starting with a few features from last week:


This Matchbox Advent Calendar from Alderberry Hill is so cute!  I already have an advent calendar and have no need for another one but I really want to make one of these anyway.  :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Snowman Fridge

I haven't had a chance to finish up any of my Christmas tutorials yet so today's project is a quick one.  It took literally two minutes!  Introducing our Frosty The Snowman fridge: