Friday, January 29, 2010

From the Queen of Baby Labels ::

I LOVE the baby labels from Kristin of  mytwobabes. Well, after 900 sales she has some incredible new stuff!!!

Salon Labels

My sister is in cosmetology school right now so I will probably have to get these for her when she is done! salon labels

Ingredient Labelsingredient label

Spice Labelsspice labels

Kitchen Labels

I already have these kitchen labels that I put on all of my containers I take away with me or give to others. That way I make sure I get it back! kitchen label

I cannot wait to get the ingredient and spice labels to use in my new kitchen.    

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Decorating :: Lockers~Entry

Our new refrig is stainless steel and does not allow magnets:( so what to do with all the stuff I usually hang on the fridge. I found bulletin boards at Ikea and covered them with fabric after appliqueing a little birdie on it. They are hanging righ next to the lockers in the entry area so I can hang things up as soon as Matthew comes home with all his goodies from school.


Not totally finished with the living room yet butdid finish some throw pillows. Not exactly sure what to do with the est.2002 (our wedding) pillow I thought it would look good and it does not go at all so I may just have to hide it.

Finally Decorating the new House!! ~~ Dining Room

First off I finished the dining room. I found "chargers" at World Market and made cardboard inserts to cover with fabric. My hubby says he "can live with it". I kind of like it. I did a diamond shape to mirror the shape of the wine rack next to it. (disregard the mess, it is a work in progress)

Friday, January 22, 2010

First Attempt:: Baby Shoes

I have been wanting to try these FOREVER! I finally got around to it this morning. I used a velvet which was *very* forgiving when it comes to seeing the seams and such. I added an organza flower (almost first attempt at this) I think with some tweaking of the pattern I can make them a little better and faster. They did turn out quite a bit smaller than I anticipated so I think I will probably blow up the pattern for next time.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Craft Room!!

Craft/Sewing room is almost ready!! Here are a few shots of it, I will finish it up and show it all off in a little bit!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Recipe Post

I have had a bunch of people ask for some recipes so I am listing all of them here. You can always find this post from the recipe link on the sidebar.

Peppermint Fudge:
1 Package Vanilla Baking Chips
1 Jar Vanilla Frosting
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
Red Food Coloring
2 Peppermint Candy Canes

Melt Vanilla Chips in the Microwave, Add frosting and melt together. Add extract, stir. Pour into 9 x 9 Pan. Drip food coloring and swirl with knife. Add crushed Candy Canes. Refrigerate.

Fantasy Fudge:
3 c. sugar
3/4 c. margarine
2/3 c evaporated milk
12 oz chocolate chips
7 oz marshmallow creme
1 c. chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla

Combine sugar, marg, and milk. Boil 5 min. Stir in Chocolate chips. remove from heat, add marshmallow, nuts, and vanilla. Put in 9 x 9 or 9 x 13 pan.

White Chocolate Clusters:
1 pkg white baking chips
2 T peanut butter

1 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. peanuts
1 1/2 c rice crispies

Drop onto wax paper and cool. (don't dilly dally, they harden fast!!)

Peanut Butter Balls:

1 c graham crackers
3 1/2 c. powered sugar
2 sticks margarine
1 c crunch peanut butter

Mix well and roll in to balls. After this I like to put them in the refrig or the freezer so they harden a little so it is easier to dip them.

Melt: 14 oz caramels ( I use Kraft individually wrapped squares) with 1/4 c. evaporated milk

Add 2 c. pecans after the caramels are melted (2 c. says the recipe. I like to do 1 1/2 c. pecan halves plus 1 c. pecans chopped, they are not so gooey this way and stay together better)

Dip in Melted Chocolate, Cool.

**** very important. You need to drop these by the teaspoon but from MUCH practice I finally figured out that you should spray the wax paper with non stick spray that way you won’t be picking little pieces of paper the bottom of your caramels !

Peanut Blossoms:

1 c. peanut butter
2 eggs
1 c. shortening
4 T milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
3 1/2 c. flour
Roll into balls, then roll in sugar. Bakc 10-12 min at 375 degrees. Put chocolate kiss in center immediately after taking out of the oven.

Peanut Butter Cups:

1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Bake in small muffin tins. 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Press Reese's mini PB cups into center immediately after baking. ENJOY!!
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