Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas here we come....

 Well here it is the 12th of December and I am now caught up on baking in 5 hrs.  I still have a few more things to make.  I thought it was 1 more but I promised Miss M. that I would make her Gingerbreads.  Not sure what shape they will be but there will be some of some shape or sort...I hope!  LOL!

With being away for over half of last December and not doing any baking of any sort.  So when I started today I was out of sorts!  Didn't remember where to start...how many some of the recipes made...it was actually funny!  Even had to call the Baba......she even thought I was out of sorts too!  Gawd!  Can't skip out on baking at Christmas!!!

Anyway items #1 & #2 were tarts.  MacIntosh Toffee Tarts and Janet's (my cousin)Buttertarts.  (Forgot the picture of the buttertarts - they all pretty much look the same)  Yes I faked and bought shells - I am just too darn lazy!  Maybe one year I will make them totally from scratch.
These are the Toffee tarts that are amazing!  I got the recipe from a Mom from a Mommy's group I met with back in the day!  They are killer straight from the fridge even from the freezer slightly thawed!
 Then I made Cranberry Pistachio (Pistereo - what my kids call it!) Back.....I over toasted the pistereo's and omg it was oh so yummy!
 Here is where I stepped out of my normal box.  I normally make chocolate dipped pretzel rods.  Since they are hard to come by here in my small town (yah we are a city but it is small townish here for sure!) I decided to opt out of the rods and go the easy road.  I found some awesome thick pretzel knots at Walmart.  So I grabbed the best looking bags laid the pretzels out and went to town!!  Dark chocolate, white chocolate, sprinkles, caramel, gingerbread sprinkles, toffee bits.....you name it I threw it on!!!
 These not sure what they are called but I call them Rolo pretzel snacks.  They are yummy...sweet, salty yumalicous!  These are milk chocolate rolo...
 These are dark chocolate rolo....
 Spritz cookies....these are chocolate.  I have never made chocolate before and well yum!

Now to the regular ones....yum too!


Will be making some homemade nuts and bolt mix (or Chex mix for my USA readers - We don't have Chex in Canada and anyone wanna send me a variety case I would so so so appreciate it!  I have so many recipes I could use them in including my breakfast!)

What are your favorite recipes that you must have at Christmas???  Wanna recipe let me know in the comment section and I will share!

Take care and have a great week!
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Since I haven't had time to design.....

I created a new dessert! It was Yummmmmmmy!

1 box of Sugar Free Jello (We used Strawberry I think)
1 box of Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding
Lg tub of Cool Whip
1 Graham Crust

Prepare Jello with 1 1/2 cup Milk
2/3 cup boiling water + Jello mix till dissolved add a few ice cubes to cool it down (remove unmelted ones)

Mix the 2 together add in roughly 2 cups of Cool Whip. Pour into crust. There will be extra Unless you made you own crust in a nice deep dish plate. We add the extra to little dishes for lunches.

Put in fridge for 4+ hours. You can freeze it but you need to eat it ASAP!

Here is a link to the original recipe we tried about a month ago....http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipes/cool-n-easy-mousse-107197.aspx

If you try either let me know what concoction you come up with?


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Elf-i-fided!

Have you Elf-ed Yourself yet this year? We have....You should too!!!




We love doing this every year!
Share a link to your dance too!

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Santa's Watching You......How Creepy!!!

My kids received their message from Santa again this year and it was perfect! Santa (heehee) sure knows my kids!!!

Tyler's message from Santa.

Melanie's message from Santa

So if you want a message for your kids check out the coolest site called the PNP. Portable North Pole......We used it last year and this year it is even better!

Merry Ho Ho!


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yep I am done with the snow.....

I am so sick of snow yep 4 days and I am done with it.....my back hurts, my shoulder hurts, my left leg hurts.....Oh dear!!!

Here are some more images....

Merry Freakin Christmas!  Is it bad that we were online looking at properties in Florida????  So what is the weather like in your next of the world???

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My little Award Winner

Yesterday my Kindergartener had gotten an award from her teacher......

Academic Achievement!  Way to go Miss M!
The kit I used was from Kristin Aagard Designs called Grade School. I so love Kristin Aagard's work all of the kits!  I know havea long list of kits I cannot wait to get of hers.  Oh and the QP's and alphas that match are completely awesome!!!

Do you use any of her kits????

So on another note this are some pictures from last night and today.....
The 1st pic is what it was like yesterday and the rest are from today....shoveled 3 times today and I am so going to feel it in the morning for sure.  Makes me want to move to Florida or Nevada.  Oh well take care see you all soon!!!
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Tea-towel Christmas exchange

This is the first year I am participating in this through on of the coupon groups I belong too.  I am so excited to see what I get and I am so excite to send mine as I have the organizer of the exchange!  I hope she likes her care package and bonus it is with in the province too!  WoooHooo!

I can not share what is in the package as I am not sure if she reads this and if she doesn't I know there are others that do read this that may spill the beans! So the only thing I can tell you is there is a tea towel in the package!  LOL!
I think it turned out pretty darn good....Used Chocolate Overload from Gotta Pixel (The link is to the Pixel Club - to get the kit you have to be a member!)

Hope you like it and I hope I survive the night as I am swelling up so bad that my skin hurts!  Not sure what is happening hope I am not allergic to something!


Oh and if you steal the recipe let me know what you think.......We love it here......usually only lasts a few hours!


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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Digital Scrapbooking Day/Weekend

 had a great weekend and I hope you all did too! Got alot of cool things and well could have bought so so so much more. Well I hope over the next little while I can show you what I participated in and bought!

But since we had some tooth fun last night (well for the last 2 months to be exact!) Anyway this should explain it......
Kit is Teefsies - Laura Banasiak and the template is Connie Prince - Inspire my Template

Hope you like it I think it is pretty cute!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Zoo

I popped on Facebook before watching Hawaii 5-O and Word Art By Bethany post a freebie word are pack in exchange for a layout........so here you go Bethany!
Thanks for the great word art Bethany!  And well wooo hooo finally got one! The kit is from A+ Designs called Zoolicious.
If I find the link to the kit I will post it too!  Or if someone else has it please let me know!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Seriously How Cool is this....

I am so looking forward to trying these out with the kids over the next week! 
www.candyexperiments.com
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Another desktop freebie

Man I hate it when you find too many beautiful desktops then you have to choose between them! Well here is another one.....

 

Click here to go to the designer's blog to download!


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

New desktop

Now that I have gotten my computer feeling so much better and life is slowing down I found this desktop wall paper. I cannot say how much I absolutely LOVE it!



Isn't is gorgeous? Props to the designer Shabby Pickle!  Click here for the link to the freebie!  So I just used the teaser pictures from our family pictures and I cannot wait to get them back (after the bad couple  of weeks I have had!)

Let me know if you are using this as you desktop or something different?

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Monday, October 25, 2010

It sure has gotten insane around here....

I have a computer I finally want to work on again! Only took over a month and well I guess it helps to actually have your husband at home to do it!


So here are a few pages I have done (I haven't had much time to do anything)




Much more in the works to come!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Tomorrow is going to be a long day....

Cause tomorrow is gonna be a long weird day!!! Here is what is gonna happen....

1. My baby girl starts kindergarten tomorrow
2. My baby boy (don't tell him I called him that) is gonna take the school bus all by himself
3. Both kids are taking the bus home together
4. I have to make sure I am not late to the bus stops either time!
5. Throw in a slight nervous breakdown

That should round out my day right????

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Surpise Delivery

Today I had a surprise knock ( well they rang the bell but it doesn't have the same ring - ha get it ring!!! yah I am tired!) Any way back to the door.....Our dog was having a play date (not really but it sounded better than dog sitting!) and her and her friend well they went ape on the door and the Purolator guy asked if I would be OK. I said yes as I looked down to see our fury guest sticking his head thru my legs! I am sure I looked like a piece of work! LOL! Anyway! I get this large box not sure what the heck it was didn't recognize the return address or name but it had all my pertinent info on it. WEIRD!

I open the box and much to my surprise it was a prize I won from a fellow local blogger girl! Jackie @ Educating Jackie. Here is the link to the contest post! This came at a perfect time since in 42ish days I have dropped 11 lbs...that is almost 2 pant sizes and one complete shirt size (yah you can tell where I need to lose right?) Oh and I finally took my wedding set in to get re-sized (cause this last bit of weight drop) I am 2 ring sizes smaller!

Anyway I never thought I would get a box let alone more than what the contest said I would get. I got the drinks plus 4 packages of their cookies/cupcakes, a breakfast, a soup, a shake and this bagel snack thing (unfortunately it was open in the box tho!)

I cannot wait to try these out an give a full report on these and more details on the company and the company that Jackie got to offer the contest thru!

Any way thanks to Jackie, Mom's Central and underWAY


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Back to school!

I haven't been around on either of my blogs but I am promising I will be back once I get all my kidlets back in classes! I have had my dd's BFF with us every morning and well yesterday it was super insane here! I was in bed by 9:30! Freezing my butt off - weather has not been very favorable here in the Canadian Desert!!!

Snapware + Built

So I have to toot this product up! I am so bummed that I couldn't find it any where with a better picture and if I would have known I would have kept the boxes and such to share! While on our vacation all over BC, Washington, Idaho and Montana we came across this pack at a Costco (where you may ask? Yah not sure but if someone would like to know I will try and find out receipt!) Since both kids needed new lunch kits anyway and the bonus with these the bags are washable and the plastic containers are awesome and easy for the kids to open! Just wish they had some cool juice containers! Oh well! My daughter drinks alot of water so she just uses these bottles by Contigo!  Never mind DD uses them so does the rest of the family!


Contigo BPA-Free Kids Autoseal Mugs, Set of 2, Girls Colors

Contigo 3 Pack of BPA Free Hydration Bottles AutoSeal Technology (Aqua, Raspberry & Lime)
and coffee/tea mugs are AMAZING!  They stay hot for 5+ hours!  CRAZINESS!
Contigo 21234 Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, Silver
All these we have gotten from our local Costco at different times of the year!  Amazing products! 






See you all later and I am looking for suggestions for word art! Leave them in the comments section!
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birthdays

My godson just celebrated his 2nd birthday and I had such a cute picture from visiting him last weekend that I could not make something with it!!!

After a little photo shop help I think it turned out pretty darn sweet....who doesn't love a red head!!!!
Now if I could remember what actions I used that would probably help you alot more!  LOL!  It may have been Pioneer Woman's Fresh and Colorful or Lovely and Ethereal.  I do know I did a quick edge burn at the end tho!
This is the final picture......pretty darn cute!

Because I have an OCD with Brag book pages and had to make him one....
Then Mom wanted it as a thank you card so here it is....
This page was a freebie from Chelle's Creations Birthday party!  From one of her team named Tanya www.tanyatumbles.com.  Thanks so much ladies for the great week of birthday goodies!


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Some more Project 52

Just a few more of Project 52 now that I am all caught up!













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