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In case you missed it...here's the top news, baked treats and crafts from 2011.
And here's the run down, in case you missed it.
The biggest project I've completed by far is the latch hooked rug.
I posted the popular creamy chicken stew and cheesy biscuits.
We spent lots of time outside in that thrifted turtle coat our little guy wouldn't take off.
We tapped our trees for the first time.
We "creatively" announced we were having a girl!!!
I perfected our English Muffin recipe.
I completed my very first quiet book.
We enjoyed unseasonable Maine warmth with family.
I made a Giraffe shirt and a few wedding gifts.
We ate Christmas Casserole Cookies.
I made a picnic table for my kids and their dolls.
I finally got around to sharing my jam bar recipe (like Nutigrain bars homemade).
We dug out our spring coats to enjoy some simple pleasures.
I made the cutest tiny puppy playset.
We got dragonflies to control the mosquito population.
I shared my pizza crust recipe.
I added to our play kitchen homemade supplies.
We went to the zoo.
And we ate some banana bread.
We finally welcomed our baby girl and enjoyed watching the siblings meet.
I made some emergency chocolate fudge.
I made the cutest vintage pants .
I made a ruffled peasant dress.
We visited the BOG.
We ate oodles of popsicles.
We started making our own coffee creamer.
Someone turned 2 and I made oodles of things to go along with his party.
We had a tortoise and the hare for Halloween.
I may have earned some eye rolls from the underwear I made my son.
We ate some yummy soft ginger cookies.
We purchased our forever home.
And there were projects galore....much of which was in the living room.
I perfected my oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
We ate chocolate covered peanut butter balls.
I gave you a tour of the barn.
We had a fantastic Christmas.
I did promise to give you a tour of the 'master bedroom', didn't I? It was after I shared this project I received many requests to see the room furnished. Better late than never, right?
Remember, it's a work in progress.
Come on in. But, quiet, baby girl is sleeping.
This is another installment in this series:
" Growing up, one of the traditions I used to look forward to was actually a gift from a family friend. There was this little red tin, shaped like a train, that we'd use and return every year. It was the highlight of December when it would come back to us, filled with delicious goodness of dozens of misc. bites of perfection. They must have tirelessly baked and baked the amazing set of holiday treasures. Each sample better than the last. Fast forward to recent times, even though it's been years and I now live states away from my hometown, I still would think about the contents of that little red tin every Christmas. What to do? Bug the baker until she folds...and sends me those recipes! One day, the most delightful Email came to me, with 19 attachments. Those attachments were those infamous recipes! I now have the tools to build my own box of Christmas delights. And I have permission to share the collection with you. "
I really must get on telling you the rest. They are oh so yummy. Every last one of them.
These are very rich and make a ton. I sometime cut the recipe in half, and that still gives me oodles. Here's my condensed version.
Buckeyes (makes a TON...~100 balls)
18 oz. peanut butter
2 sticks of butter softened
1 1/2 lbs powdered sugar
melted chocolate (I love dark chocolate)
Mix peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar.
Chill for ~1 hour.
Roll into rounded 1 inch balls.
Dip in melted chocolate. *
Place on wax paper and refrigerate.
(I mix about 1 cup of chocolate chips with splashes of milk when melting to get a thinner consistency. If there's any chocolate left, I surprise my husband with chocolate covered pretzels too!)
Christmas, it was a marvelous one. There's quite a recap coming your way. Alert: Oodles of pictures. I hope you don't mind. (AND many thanks to the spectacular gift givers!) Here goes...
Celebration started Saturday with a family party. Audra's first experience unwrapping
Or more accurately, either eating the present or having her big brother open hers.
e cinnamon rolls. They're delicious...so that cuts out the naughtiness factor of them.
Christmas stockings with junky treats I never buy (chips, oreos and fig newtons)...
mama made shirt.)
(And BONUS....it was like new for $15.00...score!)
labeled drawstring bags. I'll eventually put their names in the clear pocket.
plantoys bike I got for $23.00 2 years ago.
And I forgot to mention we had snow!
And then we played and played and played some more, the rest of the day.