Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Christmas Check List and Stuff

My "to do" list is getting smaller as the days grow shorter to Christmas!  I'm happy to say that all I have left to do is wrap a few gifts and bake my pies to go along with the assorted cookies I've already baked.  Dear Husband has requested an apple crumb pie, we'll have the traditional pumpkin pie and maybe a cherry pie - we are a family of pie lovers! 

I know its hard to believe! but I've never made an apple crumb pie so this will be fun - love new recipes!  I'm using a recipe from - voted 4.5 out of 5.  I'll let you know how it turns out. 

In case I don't post again before Christmas - Have a Merry Christmas and let's meet back here in the New Year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas is for Kids (and kids at heart:o)

This afternoon I'll be attending a Cookie Party to benefit disadvantage children.  This is my 3 year attending and I have to say its been fun.  In addition to picking up some delicious homemade cookies, there's an auction to raise additional funds for the kids.  It's a good opportunity to purchase some holiday gifts and visit with friends - not to mention the great snacks available for munching:o)  Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Small Opportunities - The Auction!

The Community Support Auction was a great success - they brought in over $2,000 for the charity.  I'm doing the happy dance - the cards I donated went for $45.00 at auction! 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Lights Are Up!

Well, the Christmas season is off to a good start.  With the help of my son, my outside Christmas lights and decorations are complete!!  Hubby set up the Christmas tree and its ready for me to decorate.  The little Christmas villages are looking good along with my usual snowmen and Santa decorations.  My favorite part of Christmas - decorations!  What's your favorite?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Its almost Thanksgiving and I've just finished my baking!  Yummy pumpkin pies!  Finished the yams - brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and pecans with just a bit of butter - delish!  I don't even care about mashed potatoes, do you?

Our family is here and we've all settled in for the next couple of days - eating, movies and decorating for Christmas. 

I hope everyone has the holiday of your choosing!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Butterfly tree and other great ideas

These are some of the cards we created in class tonight - lots of fun and several beautiful cards too!

Card Class

Tomorrow is Tuesday so it must be Card Class!  Can't wait to see what new techniques we'll learn.  I'll let you know tomorrow:o)