Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Nesting in Process...

It's been busy around here since I returned from spending a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. Actually, it's been busy around here for several weeks, but now (after a good house-cleaning) I'm finally able to do some of the "fun stuff". I usually try to decorate just before I go to Thanksgiving, so that I can come home to a festive "Christmas House". That just didn't happen this year~ but I'm catching up now!

I love "Christmas Nesting" here in my little home. I've always loved decking the halls~ even when I was living in a teensy tiny studio apartment. It doesn't take much to bring a festive spirit in. It's amazing what a strand of white lights can do for a tiny-but-charming little apartment. Why, oh why didn't I take photos back then?? I have such sweet memories of that silly, endearing little apartment!

Anyway, I'm hoping to share some photos of my "Christmas House" after I'm more fully nested~ please stop by and visit again soon!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Greetings...

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Day...


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Well, Zippity Aye and Heido Ho...

Today is my birthday! So in honor of this fabulous day, I thought I'd make you some cakepops! I saw these on Bakerella's blog probably more than a year ago, and I've always wanted to try making them. By the way, Bakerella has come out with a cookbook focused on these fun little morsels. It looks like a good one, and it's on my wishlist!
I wish that I could actually send these to all of you. I've been preparing these goodies to give to some friends that I'm spending the day with~ a great excuse to use my new colorful baker's twine! Yeah! I love baker's twine, and it comes in so many fun colors now.
This is what they look like in the inside. I took a bite of that one piece... I couldn't help myself! It's okay though 'cuz it's my birthday.
All wrapped and ready for gifting! I hope that they will like them...
I made a chocolate covered version also... as you can see, one of these things is not like the others! (Can you hear that Sesame Street tune in your head?) Apparently, it helps to get the cake/frosting/chocolate proportions correct, or this will happen!
Yummmmmm!!! I hope you are all having a fun, fall weekend... I'm off to go celebrate now!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holiday Inspiration... I Just Can't Help Myself!

The fabulous, sweet, and inspiring Amy Powers has published her Holiday Issue of Inspired Ideas (an e-magazine), and I couldn't be more excited!! Amy's blog, Inspire Co., was the very first blog that I ever, ever read... ever. She was the incredible springboard for meeting my miniaturist, stitchy and crafty bloggie friends.

My world has never been the same since.

I love her sweet, whimsical style, and I always leave her blog with a happy heart. This e-magazine is no exception. Every craft project is so fun, that I could hardly breathe as I looked at each page. Well, I did breathe, because a person has to breathe in order to squeal.

So, go ahead... take a peek. It will make your heart happy.