A little…

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Wow! The last week flew by in a great, big hurry! I figured it would do for me to pop in this evening and share with you a little of what you missed while I was taking a much needed break from many things, blogging included. There has also been very little knitting and no […]

Happy Birthday to Me; Merry Christmas to You

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I’ve had the most wonderful birthday ever; the kind of birthday that makes you feel sorry for your other birthdays. I wonder if they feel bad about not measuring up to this incredible day. I was awakened early this morning by the toddler screaming in his sleep; it only lasted for a few minutes, but […]

11 Traditions

Posted by on Dec 23, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Your eleven pipers piping are some of our Christmas traditions around here. Maybe you’ll decide to join us in some of these, and if you do, please let me know about it. I’d love to hear how you make them your own! 1. The Christmas prints. I have done these since Hubby and I were […]

The 10th Day of Christmas…

Posted by on Dec 22, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

…brings another recipe. The substitution for Lords a-leaping is a chicken and rice dish that’s baked in the oven. Chicken and Rice Casserole one onion chopped fine 2 large boneless, skinless, chicken breasts cubed 5 – 6 cups chicken stock 2 cups brown rice 3 T butter 1 t thyme salt and pepper to taste […]

For the 9th Day – A His and Hers Pillowcase Tutorial

Posted by on Dec 21, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

There has been a whole lot of craftyness going on around here. That was the pile of handmade love before I started wrapping and giving things last night. And there’s still more knitting and sewing to do. I think it might be a late night tonight, but I’m certain that it will be worth it. […]

On the 8th Day of Christmas…

Posted by on Dec 20, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

there is actually milk in the Cheesy Tomato Baked Pasta. Sorry I wasn’t a maid a-milking, but this recipe is really quick, can be made ahead, and also makes great left overs. Cheesy Tomato Baked Pasta 1 pound (2 cups dry) pasta 3 T butter 2 T flour (whole wheat will work) 1 1/2 cups […]

A Sneak Peek and a 7th Day of Christmas Give Away

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The swans a-swimming today in the KC area are very cold. We never rose out of freezing and had snow flurries for most of the day. Some of you know that I create a new print for Christmas every year. Well, almost every year; I missed last year. I was so very close. I finished […]

On the sixth day of Christmas…

Posted by on Dec 18, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I give you the Chocolate Chip Meringues Recipe! These have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. My mom used to make them at Christmas every year, and since I grew up in Houston, they were pretty much the only white Christmas thing we had! Chocolate Chip Meringues: 2 eggs whites 2/3 […]

And on the Fifth Day of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

I don’t have any golden rings for you, but I do have two of the Picture Starters available here as a free PDF download. I figure some of you, like me, need a bit of extra time where your kids are happily engrossed in something they can do without much help while you finish some […]

Four Calling Chickens – Asian Peanut Sauce Recipe

Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ok, so there weren’t really four chickens involved, and there was also no calling. As a matter of fact, I had a bit of an impulsive brain storm last week and created this sauce when I was making a beef stir fry. There was enough sauce for two dinners for us, so we had it […]