Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Fall and Halloween Decor '12

I thought I would share with you a few pics of my decor at home. I know it's been quite awhile since I've been on here! We haven't had internet since we were anticipating moving over the summer and still have yet to move. We're waiting to hear today if we'll be closing next week. Living in limbo has done a number on me, let me tell you!! :)

I thought I would give you a little inspiration!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Gathering 2012

I'm going down my list and checking things off!! Our Fall Gathering starts Thursday and goes through Sat. Then we'll be open again next Thursday-Saturday!! 10-5 each day!! We'll be sampling dips and cider mixes. I may even sample some soups. I think it may just be chilly enough to put you in the mood :)

The shop is close to being ready. Still have a few more things to do but with this fall like weather, it's helping! But they're talking 90 tomorrow, ekk!! Guess I'll have to turn on the A/C.

We'll have tons of fall and halloween decor for your home and yard! I'm trying to get some mums to have for sale. Sorry, I don't think we'll have any pumpkins or bittersweet this year. But we do have fabric and resin pumpkins!! Atleast those won't rot :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Rusty Nickel Spring Show

Thought I would make a quick post!!

Our spring show is March 22-24 and 29-31. Lots of great things. We have a new consigner making handmade cards along with Darla's photo cards!! Lots of bunnies, spring florals, candles, Billy Jacob, Mark Kimball Moulton and Irvin Hoover prints; and so much more!! Join us 10-5 each day, we'll have Wind & Willow dip samples and lots of great items for your yard. Can't resist with this weather!!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Monster Cookies

I know, I know, I've been MIA!! It's been a very unpredictable winter and with nice weather and then kinda crummy weather, I've been all over the place. I need to get some pics of my latest projects but tonite I was hungry for Monster Cookies so that's what we made. This recipe is a huge recipe, these would be great for a fundraiser or bake sale. I'm thinking I may whip some of these up to sell individually at the shop for our spring show!!!

Monster Cookies

1 lb margarine or butter
2 lbs. brown sugar
4 c. white sugar
12 eggs
1 tsp. salt
8 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. vanilla
3 c. mini M&M's
3 c. chocolate chip cookies
3 lb peanut butter
18 c. quick-cooking oatmeal

Mix margarine/butter, sugars, eggs, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Add peanut butter and mix well. Stir in oatmeal by hand, mixing well. Stir in M&M's and chocolate chips by hand. Drop cookies by spoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350* for 10 mins. Don't overbake!! Yields 15-20 dozen cookies. Freezes well!!

I cut this batch down to half and we still had lots!! It helps if you kind of flatten your cookies. We also used fun easter M&M's!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Building Snowmen

It's already getting dark and it's only 4 o'clock!! How depressing!! I've spent my day being crafty. After a slow start this morning, I finally got with it and began finishing projects that have been strung out all over the house. Got to love going on a hunt for this part here and this other part there!! I don't think I'll ever change though.

In my mind I'm starting to switch gears towards spring. But I'm not quite ready to give up santas and snowmen for bunnies and chicks. It's not that I don't want to see spring and green grass and play in the's just I don't enjoy making those things quite as much as I do wintery things!! I sure know, I don't like the pastels of spring, ick!!

Thought I would share the few things I finished up and the pillows that now just need stuffed, the easy part!!

I hope the sun is shining where you are!! It sure didn't shine here today, even though it was 40+!!

 In the kitchen we can build a snowman!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fanny Farmer Fudge

This has kind of become a tradition at our house. Last year when we made this fudge, it pitted our cook top, whoops :(

I thought I would share the recipe with you. It's one we used at the bakery where I worked, and really learned how to cook/bake!!

Fanny Farmer Fudge

4 1/2 c. sugar
1 can evaporated milk
3 sm bags of choco chips
1 lb butter
1 tsp. vanilla
chopped nuts (opt)

Combine sugar and evaporated milk in heavy saucepan; bring to boil. Boil 10-12 mins, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and butter. (Can use 1/2 lb of butter and half lb of margarine.) Pour in bowl and use electric mixer and mix approx. 15 mins, until candy has lost some of it's shine. Add 1 tsp of vanilla and nuts, if desired. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan and let set until firm.

I use all butter, it just tastes better. And thank goodness I have a KitchenAid mixer!!! This stuff is fabulous!!

 Don't you just want to dive in??  :)
It would be fun, until the tummy ache set in!!

Until next time!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas At My House 2011

This year I was so excited for Christmas to come!! That was in late September, before hubby fell and broke his leg. Then when that happened everything just kind of went out the window. Between decorating the shop and trying to make a few things, I just felt like I didn't care. I knew I had to do something with Missy Pete still being so young and watching her face fill with magic everytime she rediscovered things!!

I've slowly gotten things out and put up. We had the tree up for a week before I decorated it :) I was so frustrated with lights not working this year, it kinda killed my mood!! I did a few things outside, more fresh greens then anything. Oh well, simple is good. I almost fell off the ladder myself, so I guess we'll stop at what we have, we both don't need to be down :/

I snapped a few pics, I thought I would share!! Enjoy!!