Friday, December 26, 2008

my new best friend !!!!!!

This is my new best friend. My wonderful husband bought me this mini laptop for christmas. It is a Acer Aspire One, it weighs 2.5 lbs. I can just blog away now.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Felicia.

Dawn's daughter Felicia just had a birthday on Tuesday, the 16th. Friday we had a very fun day. I suprised her and took her to the Lollipop Shop off the Sevierville exit, and they have the coolest thing, you can fill up your bucket with anything you want from one wall and the buckets in the middle of the store for one price. Then we went and saw Bolt the movie in 3D, that is a very cool thing to see, and she got a whole new outfit head to toe at Kohls. Then she got twister moves at her party that night. I love that little girl.

Let there be treats.

Here are the bags everyone got to take home after the party. I used my stampin up snow swirled stamp set and earth elements ink spots to decorate the bags.

Cranberries all around

My husband made for Thanksgiving homemade cranberry sauce.

And I made homemade Cranberry bannana bread with and without pecans for my goody bags for the Party and friends.

Merry Christmas Dawn and Jodi.

I finally got to give then their gifts. I found the cutest bags for them. They got pj's, candy, and my favorite hair product.

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!!

Thank you to all that made my Birthday special. I am very blessed to have people in my life tha care so much about me. Our ornament party was on Saturday December 13. and I had a good day. First present I recieved for my birthday was pampered chef bowls, then I got a Circut, then I got Stampin Up stamps, My mother in law gets me a Winnie the pooh ornament with by birthday present every year, well I got 5 this year. I have enough for a whole tree that I will do next year. I recieved on Sunday at my suprise party. Candles, more pampered chef, a game, a blackberry that my husband bought me, jewlery and my wonderful husband took our wedding video and got it on a dvd, money lots of money, and my birthday present and christmas present are a combined gift that I get at Christmas. I got lots of good things this year. Not to forget 2 B-day cakes. Thank you Tammy for my Birthday Cut, Color and style. you did not have to do that.

Christmas is in the Air

I have been a crafting fool this last week. I am finished shopping. I started in October. But my best friends Dawn and Jodi work the same place,they have secret pals all year and find out who has been buying for them at their Christmas Party and they had their christmas party last Friday. So I suprised them and got all this stuff to make their presents pretty. here are the pics. Also since all 3 of us have the best hair stylist in the world, I also got some things for her.

This is Dawn's secret pals presents.

This is Jodi's secret pals gifts.

This is Tammy's gifts.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Secret Pal Cards

This is a Christmas card for us to give our hair dresser, Tammy is the best, and so we are giving her a gift on Saturday!!!

Dawn and Jodi work at the same place and they have secret pals. Their reveal and Christmas Party is this Friday. I made things for them to give their secret pal. We made the candy, and I found the cutest boxes at Party City, and I made a set of cards for each of them. Here they are. I made each of them a Just because, 2 birthday, and a thank you card.

My Ink Spots are here!

I joined a Stampin Up club a couple of months ago. My Aunt Deb told me about a girl in my area that had a Stampin Up club that she was going to join, so I said I would join too. If you love to make cards and scrapbooking. This is a great thing to join. You only have to have a $15.00 min each month and it is a 10 month commitment, and one of those months you get so much in product free and a free stamp set, and my Stampin Up demostrator is the best and adds lots of goodies to your order. I got a stamp set and versa mark the first order and it was my hostess month, so I got a free stamp set and Ink I think. This month I got Ink Spots, and paper, and a versa mark pen, and my free gift this month is a pack of paper, plus a few other things. Samantha is my demonstrator and she is a very giving and loving person. I am lucky to live close to her where we can get together, and I can't wait for my aunt Deb to come down so they can meet. I don't have a ton of stuff so I am adding to it each month and Samantha has given me so much stuff out of her own things. Samantha thank you so much for being so kind, and I love spending time with you. I will have a craft room like you one day.

Nothing like getting together with friends.

I have great friends. We decided to get together and make candy for the holidays and my annual Christmas Party. I always have something for my guests to take home from any party I have. It is a way of saying Thank You for attending. So I always have about 10 things I need and want to do but time is not on my side most of the time. Well here are what I have made and a couple of pictures.

The first thing we made was a sweet party mix and it was easy.
Get the following items: 1 box golden grahams, 1 box apple cinn cheerios,
1 bag stick pretzles. 3 bags white choc chips, and peanut butter.
Take 2 cups of each item and put in bowl. Melt 1 bag of choc and about 1 good heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and mix with the choc as it is melting. once it is melted, stir over the mix then on wax paper spread out good and it will harden fast and break up into pieces and store. It has a very good flavor and it will make a bunch. Great as a bagged gift.

Next we made thin mint, grasshopper like cookies. (This was easy)
Get 2 boxes of Vanilla wafers, peppermint flavor, and melting choc.
melt choc, add flavoring after choc melts. then dip wafers in choc and let dry. We used the forks from my fondue pot, turned the wafers over and after dipping into the choc, and then pressed firm on one side and it layed perfect, it took no time for this.

Last we just covered pretzles in choc. I for some reason I hate doing this with a passion. Dawn loves these, I just hate making them.

I have made other things like peppermint meltways, I don't think I will make these again, they turned out very pretty, but too much work and stuff in them, and cranberry oatmeal cookies, these need something more they are kind of bland, they are still good though.

It finally made it here! IT was MIA for 5 days

I have to say that I am one lucky person and I feel very blessed to have wonderful grandparents like I do. I have a grandmother(I call her Aunt Debra), that I love very much and she is so good to me. I can talk to her about anything. She is one of the most talented people I know and I envy her so much. I love to craft things, but she can do circles around me. She sent me my Birthday/Christmas present out the day before Thanksgiving and I just recieved it on Friday. It was a CRICUT!!!!!!! As I opened the BIG box I was like a little kid, after getting thru all the peanuts and paper there it was another big box wrapped so cute, It was half Birthday and half Christmas paper with ribbons to match both,and tags. I am jumping around the kitchen calling Adam he pretends to be excited for me. Like I said, I am a very lucky girl and I wish my Aunt Deb and Pawpaw Dickie were closer, I really talk about moving to be closer to them so we can craft and just see each other. To my aunt Deb, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and I love you and pawpaw very much.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I think that I am Pineapple Upside Down done!

My friend Jodi made the most delish PUDC. I usualy hate anything pineapple, it is to sweet for me, but I watched her make it and had a small piece it was so good. Of course my wheels turn wondering how to turn it into my own, and here it is. I had a good day. I got my first Birthday gift today and a new pan!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lemon Tea Cookies

I found this recipe for Lemon Tea Cookies, and I love Ham & Goodys Lemon Cookies, the owner brings me a box every week. So I tried them and it is a simple recipe, and so here they are, if you want the recipe just let me know.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I finally got my Christmas Cards Made!

Well about 6 hrs. later they are done. I started making different designs but I accidently made One that I am very proud of. So here they are. So they are on their way.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Merry Christmas !!!

It is officially Christmas time. I have all my trees up. My husband thinks I am crazy. I have been working on my ornament party invites all day.