Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Here's to new beginnings!

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. -Anne Sullivan

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Food Fridays

Cooking is something I do out of necessity. Part of my job as a stay at home mom, but when the hubs recently commented that he wished I would use the stove more often... Well I guess I need to step up my game. There are so many amazing food blogs Tartelett and Six Sisters Stuff both have tons of inspiration.
These are two that I must try.
Tartelette: Apple Cinnamon Doughnut

Tartelette: Fig, Gorgonzola & Honey Tartines

Titus 2:4-5 says  Then they (My Mom) can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.  I want to be a woman of God and this is one way I can show my family that I love them. We all have busy schedules, kids, school, work, t-ball, dance, church and on and on. I am looking for quick, family friendly, healthy recipes. If you have a favorite recipe that covers all or one of the three. I would love for you to share it with me. I have 51 weeks to fill. 

For my first New Food Friday I decided to make something that would get me a five star rating, a guaranteed success. S'more Pie inspired by a Disneyland favorite...

1 box brownie mix baked according to the directions. When the brownies are done top them with marshmallows and put them under the broiler until they are golden brown. Heat up some hot fudge and pour it all over the top. Finally crush up some graham crackers and sprinkle it on the top. We used pieces of gram crackers to scoop up the gooey mess.

Under the broiler getting gooey.

It was a hit and everyone wanted s'more!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Handmade Ornament Exchange

 Handmade Ornament Exchange @ Chase the Star

 I love tiny things...

dogs, toys, and food.

And that includes ornaments! I had a great time creating this miniature gingerbread birdhouse for Tiffani @ I think the best part was creating the little wreath on the front and the tree for the back.

The next best thing about the ornament exchange was 
coming home to find a package on the front porch...

 I love it. The Boy thought it was for him. 
I think it is the perfect ornament for our family - baseball with a little bling.
Can't wait to check out what everyone else got.

Merry Christmas!