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!!