December 22, 2009

Cookie Decorating Party 2009

If you'd like to see the rest of our cookies we made & get the recipe for this shiny, pretty icing, check out my food art blog! We had a GREAT time making cookies for SANTA!!!

December 8, 2009

Merry SITSmas!

Welcome and Merry SITSmas!!! If you have a blog and you would like to get more comments and to learn how to make your blog fabulously famous, you should check out the SITS Girls site! It really is awesome and I've found many new bloggy friends there.

Today we're celebrating SITSmas and there are all kinds of fun things going on there...including a prize and hour, so check it out!

I thought I would repost a favorite post today, but I don't know how. LOL! I have seen people do it, but I may never be able to get it. Anyway, if you'd like to see some of the most popular posts on my blog, click on the pictures below!

Again, Merry SITSmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT!

December 5, 2009

Finally! Subscribe via Email

I just read an article on the wonderful site The Secret is in the Sauce which taught me how to get the RSS feed working and how to put the email subscription form on my blog! Yeah! I'm loving it. I always wondered how to do that. Thank you Sits Girls!

SOOOOO... now if you like what you are reading, you can get an email with my updates just by entering your email address on the left!!!

Now off to figure out how to put the social media buttons on here. I don't Tweet, but I do love Facebook, so I have to figure out how to put that one on there.
Anyway, I've spent this whole week decorating for Christmas and still have 4 trees to put up. Once those are up, I will post pictures. The decor is much like last year with a few new ornaments here and there. I LOVE Christmas decorations!
I'm also planning to have a Christmas Cookie decorating party sometime next week. Oh... and a 7-year-old boy's birthday party...which I haven't even started planning. YIKES... it is sneaking up. Just a few of the things I will be posting about.
Have fun decorating!

November 11, 2009

How to Make Flood-filled Sugar Cookies with a No Egg Icing

If you'd like to learn how to make cookies that are flood-filled and SHINY.... go to my Food Art blog! I've explained how to do so and where to get the stuff to use on the cookies.

October 18, 2009

Crafts for the day... Fimo and Sewing

I found a book that I've had for a long time which had cute little fimo ideas in it. So, I made some of them today. These little ghosts, the bat and the pumpkin are made from Fimo. I wish I had used a purer white rather than the off white for the ghosties because they look a little tan against the white of the paper behind them. The letters are wooden ones I found at the dollar store and painted black.
I then attached the whole saying to the glass of a dollar store frame and inserted a piece of ghost scrapbooking paper behind the glass.
The boys saw this idea in the book and each wanted a pile of animals, so I made them for them.
Next, I had received an email from a company called You Can Make This. I decided I could make this and did. I had all of the fabrics in my scrap pile so I went ahead and made it. The black and white polka dot edging is stiff ribbon. Getting ready for Christmas. Are you???


October 12, 2009

Fall and Halloween Decor Ideas

I've used a lot of cake stands to make fall's harvest the center of attention this year. I love the pretty colors of veggies from the farmer's market and vegetable stands. The best part is that you get to eat them too!
Apples picked fresh from the orchard and potpourri in diplays. If you mix potpourri with fruit, however, you can't eat the fruit. These are on our screened-in porch table so they will stay for a long time. It is nice and crisp and cool out there.
Paper and velvet leaves scattered about a display adds to the fall feeling.

Sneeky spiders show up in a lot of my displays. They also add cobwebs to my stair railings and on my lights hanging above my tables.
A rat hangs out under my 2-tiered pie plates. An orange bow adorns the top (although you can't see it in this picture). Skull and crossbone spoon and fork decorate the plates as well. These were from Oriental Trading Company a few years back.
Mixing purple, apple green, orange and black, make a whimsical table setting the my boys love a lot.

Satin ribbon and a plastic spider make a great little napkin ring. Just hot glue the ribbon into a ring and hot glue the spider on the top. Very easy!
My boys have a few Halloween toys, so I take advantage of them by collecting them up and hiding them here and there in my displays. These pumpkins are on the table and will eventually be polka-dotted with furniture nails.
Another of the boys' toys on our napkin holder.
My entryway table....
A spider adorns the corner of the mirror frame. I cut some "fire bush" and stuck it into a couple of dollar store vases. Some leaves have fallen from them and I left them because it makes the table look more festive!
I love this canvas I found at HomeGoods. Very fall and very me! I love the way the striped vases mimic the one in the canvas and the one below it has the same color scheme. The smaller vase has some ornamental grass in it. I have had it since last year and it stayed very nicely.
Mean looking bat hangs from the light inside the main entryway of the house. Scary, right?
A pillow my friend gave me last year. So cute!
I've had these bat balloons on a stick since the boys were little and we decorate with them every year.
Cute black kitties on the table. Look at those faces. What's not to love?
That's it so far for the Halloween and Fall decorating. Hope you found some inspiration in some of the ideas!


October 11, 2009

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