Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I thought I would share with you a few goals for the year and look forward to getting inspiration from each and every one of you.
I will be coming up on my 100th post in the next week or so, so stay tuned for a giveaway. I am not sure what it will be yet, but I have a few things in mind.
I would like to share more recipes, budget decorating ideas, and hopefully be sharing a few crafts that I will be making. I know I am planning to get back to the basics, and try to keep myself a little more focused on truly important and lasting things in the upcoming year. I need to be more about doing things that have some eternal value as opposed to the temporal.
My daughter will be coming up on her first anniversary at the end of January, so I will be taking a look back, and remembering all of the fun we had preparing for a wedding on a modest budget. Stay tuned if you are in need of some ideas. I hope that each of you have a blessed and restful week after Christmas! Looking forward to hearing from all of you in 2009.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A quick but delicious gift to give.
Remember, I won this a while back from Kate at My Messy Nest.
It has been the inspiration and instruction,so I could make these for my sweet daughter to give as gifts.
*Cream margarine & sugar until fluffy *Add eggs and almond flavor*Continue beating*Sift together flour, baking powder and salt*Add to creamed mixture alternating w/sour cream *Pour batter evenly into 2 pans*Spoon cranberry sauce on top*Sprinkle w/ almonds. Bake 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.
Top with the following glaze: 1 Cup Powdered Sugar * 1/2 tsp vanilla * 2 Tbs. Milk
Drizzle over cooled coffee cakes.
It is may prayer that each of you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour. I will be away until Monday. Jackie
The tree is finally up, but I will not reveal the actual date this finally happened. Let's just say my wonderful son, the artist helped me. After several set backs while stringing lights we finally have a Christmas tree, with some presents!
One of my favorite ornaments. A little blurry, but it depicts the wise men. My sister gave me this several years back.
This is what my sewing machine looks like right now, so I had better run! Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas week. I will be back next week to hear about all of the wonderful ways you celebrated the birth of our Lord and Saviour. Blessings to you all and Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I stitched up these little red and green napkins to go with the red place mats on the breakfast room table.
A close up of my garland.
I promise that mirror is not dirty, the glare just makes it look that way.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Of course you also see if you can get the water dispenser to start working again,
Monday, December 1, 2008
We had so many PUMPKIN desserts! Pumpkin bars, pumpkin cheesecake,a pumpkin roll, and a pumpkin caramel pie!
Now on to what I didn't want for Christmas......We returned home with lots of dirty clothes. I immediately started washing. I was checking a load in the dryer, when I detected a slight smell, and then when pushing the button to restart, NOTHING. Time for my handyman husband to step in. He checks everything with his little checking tool and everything is checking out OK. This just can't be! How can a 20 year old dryer be conking out now? We try again and it starts, so I am convinced the praying did the trick, only to open it, and have it happen again. A little further checking has led to the conclusion that the motor is truly dying. He says it will work for now, but I had better start looking. FAST! Not exactly the purchase I would like to be making, but hey it can't run forever. So there you have it.....what I didn't want for Christmas! I am still blessed and thankful! This week I hope to share about some of my Christmas preparations, and what I am checking off my list each day to insure an unstressed and blessed Christmas celebration! Have a blessed week. Jackie