Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cards

Happy day before the night before Christmas!! Remember that children's Christmas song, I remember listening to it on my moms record player over and over again...probably making her crazy hehe
I thought I would share my cards I sent this year.  I made two different ones, I get bored fast making the same card so I change it up.

Hope you are all enjoying the last few moments before the big day.  I plan to bake 7 kinds of cookies today, we'll see if that actually happens.
Have a great Friday!
Christmas Blessings~Stacy
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Handmade Ornament and a Christmas book to share

Merry Christmas!
Each year I like to make ornaments to share with friends and family, here is the one I created to share this year.  I started with a 3"x3" square heavy chipboard then added a scalloped strip of patterned paper.  The jar and tag are stamps and dies from Papertrey Inc.  After punching the holes at the top I tied homespun fabric with a rusty bell. :)
On another note, I like to read a good book during the Christmas rush, it gives me a good excuse to just sit for awhile to read :)  I am in the middle of a book right now that I am enjoying so I thought I would share. 
The Perfect Christmas
I always like to read Debbie Macomber and this is such a cute story.  Are you a reader? I would love to hear any suggestions.

Christmas Blessings~Stacy

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yummy treats to share...

Hi there, I promised to share some baked good with you today so here you go. 
First off is some delicious Gingerbread Cupcakes w/ Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting...oh my!
I love everything gingerbread, even eating it! We had these cupcakes last night and they were a huge hit, the recipe uses a lot of ginger so they are extra spicy...yum.
You can get the recipe here!

Next I made Butterscotch White Chocolate Cookies, this was also a new recipe for me.  I found it in my Martha Stewart's Baking Guide.  They are REALLY good.  It is rare for a new recipe to work out for me haha, so it was a good day. :)

Next up is plain old sugar cookies with a peppermint kiss added after they came out of the oven, nothing really spectacular here, but they were eaten so that's a good sign I guess.

I also did a little paper crafting and made up some tags to go on these bags I found at Hobby Lobby last week.  I plan to give these to friends and family full of baked goods over the next week.

Hope you enjoyed baking with me...
:) Stacy

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday!
Here is a shot of our Christmas tree, notice no presents yet, they are all waiting to be wrapped. HA
But not today, today I am baking...I wasn't going to bake this year ( I am trying to stick to weight watchers you know LOL) BUT I just wouldn't feel like Christmas to me without some yummy, sugary treats around tempting me all day long. I am trying a few new recipes so wish me luck.  I will be sure to take lots of pictures so you can be tempted right along with me :)
Christmas Blessings!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Working on some card sets for Christmas

Hi there~
Here are a few card sets I forgot to post earlier this month so I thought I would share.

Hope you are all keeping you sanity as the big day gets closer. hehe
Christmas Blessings~Stacy
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Inside the Front Door

Back today with more of my Christmas decorating.  This time inside the front door, my little entry way. :)

Thanks for stopping by, busy today making Christmas cards in hopes to get them in the mail this weekend.  Why is this month flying by??  hehe
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gingbread House Competition 2011

Hi there~
I mentioned last week we were holding our 3rd annual Gingerbread House competition, here are a few pictures from that night.  Pictured are my two sons with their girlfriends and my little blonde daughter with her boyfriend.

Here are all the houses, well let me explain the one on the right LOL....

That one would be the girls house, see everything was going great until she started adding icing to the roof, I guess a little to much, and they had a cave in.  So they decided it looked a little like a skate park so that is what they went with...the judge was not amused haha.

Of course the night would not be complete without my peppermint milkshakes for all the contestants. :)

And the winner is.....

They won movie tickets!
Thanks for stopping by..
Gingerbread Hugs~Stacy
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Disney tree and dining room..

Hi there~
Yes, I am a huge Disney fan it's true...I would go to Disneyland once a month if hubby would let me.  My favorite time to go is during Christmas, the decor is just awesome. :)  Well since I can't go every year I brought it to me.  A few years ago I started a small tree with all my Disney ornaments and this is what it has grown into. A full size tree, three villages and a cute table setting. Most of it being gifts, so great right.

Thanks for stopping by.
Christmas Blessings~Stacy
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Surprise Package!!

I just love surprises!! Earlier this week I received these cuties in the mail from Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives!!!  They are so beautiful, they look great on my prim tree.  Thank you so much Margie, you made my week :) If you haven't visited Margie, you really need to she has some great tutorials on her blog and she is such a sweetie!!

Oh my goodness!! Look at this adorable hooked stocking.....

Holiday Blessings~Stacy
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Swap goodies from Amy

Hello friends :)
Hope you are all enjoying the season, I know for me it is a very busy time but this year I am really trying to slow down and enjoy each day.  Tonight is our 3rd annual family gingerbread house decorating contest.  I am so excited to have my three children all here for dinner and creating their own houses.  This year they each have help by the girlfriends and boyfriend...should be fun.  I supervise, heat up frosting and so on, while hubby is the judge at the end of the evening.  We even have a prize of movie passes for extra motivation. haha

I few weeks ago I participated in a swap with Amy over at Bumble Bee Lane and just look how she spoiled me :)
Here is how the package looked when I opened it...I couldn't wait to dig into all these prims!

Such wonderful goodies!

Love this Santa :) and the beeswax ornies are so cute, and smell yummy too!!

Here is where the Santa ended up, he looks so friendly up on my shelf.

Thanks for stopping by, and a BIG thank you to Amy!!! I love all my new treasures.

Happy Holidays~Stacy
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Gingerbread Kitchen

Hi friends,
I finally finished the kitchen, have I mentioned how much I love gingerbread men?? Well, the cats out of the bag now.  Here are some shots of my kitchen just to prove it haha

The view above my cabinets, and yes I am sore from climbing up and down the ladder a million times, ok not a million but it feels like it ;)

The window over the sink...

Here is my table..

And my gingerbread tree in the kitchen..
Thanks for stopping by, more decorating to do today, and I need more lights, this is the year of burnt out lights!! It is driving me crazy every time I pull something out and plug it in, it is burnt out??

Have a great day~
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Village...

Hi there,
I am still working away on getting all the Christmas decor up and I thought I would pop in and share what I got finished yesterday.  I love my Dept 56 village, I collect the Elfland and North Pole houses.  I told hubby yesterday while putting it up that it has been a few years since I got a new house and I think its time hehe, of course he said that I don't have anymore room on this table :)

Blessings, I hope  you are all staying warm and cozy and enjoying your weekend.
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Card Sets..

Hi there and Happy December!!
I am still recovering from our weekend but I plan to start getting my Christmas stuff out today.  Every ones stuff here in blog land looks great and has inspired me this morning.  I have all the Fall stuff down and packed away and my house looks so empty :)
I received my wonderful swap items from Amy over at Bumble Bee Lane over the weekend but haven't taken any pictures yet to share how much she spoiled me.  It is on my to do list for today so I can share soon.
In the mean time here are a few card sets I created for the craft show a few weeks ago.
Have a wonderful, blessed day~Stacy

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