While my children are huge fans of that gelatinous mess that comes out of a can and looks nothing like cranberries – other than the color, of course, I prefer my cranberries fresh and cooked by me. Because I am all about getting the cooking done as far in advance as I can of the holiday –… Continue reading Cranberry Sauce
Make ahead mashed potatoes are a staple on my holiday tables. My children love potatoes and this recipe means I do not have to be making the potatoes the day of the big event. I will admit I sometimes have issues getting them in the oven for reheating in time but this year, that will… Continue reading Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Well, this morning there were distractions so my puzzle time is long. Good luck! Let me know how you did. I finished in 8:13.
Yes, I do these puzzles every day. I have a friend who always does them on the largest number of pieces. I just do whatever comes up when I click on the puzzle of the day. I finished today in 5:13. How did you do?
While I put together my thoughts on the NYS governor’s 2009 proposed budget, I have decided to post a Christmas/Holiday puzzle each day until Christmas.
I have to say that this was out of my comfort zone. Victorian is not my style. I don’t work in that era often and very seldom like what I do when it comes to that. This ornament is an exception. The challenge was to create something using a vintage holiday image of your choice,… Continue reading Victorian Ornament
This particular image shows five ornaments I decided were the best for the swap. I really like the way they have turned out. They are on bamboo tiles and the images come from a number of stamp companies. I should have scanned them before attaching the ribbon as it makes the image messy.
This was a wonderful idea in theory. I just didn’t seem able to make it come to life the way I wanted it to. I used an old Christmas card. Backed it with cardstock and put lace around the edges. The lace does not show up good in the scan but that is okay because… Continue reading Ornamentally Speaking – Take Four
I have yet to post the pic of the ornaments I sent off in the swap but am still working through getting more done to send/give to the kids. These were precut wooden shapes. They did not have lines to decide what goes where. They are done in Sharpie permanent marker.
Still not the swap items but these are ceramic casts. I bought them ages ago and used Sharpies to color them in also. I am much better with a Sharpie than a paint brush.