You can add cranberries to just about anything!Attach them to foam balls found at your craft supply store for holiday topiaries! This is a simple and gorgeous way to use cranberry garland! Using them as vase filler with greenery is a great way to add some Christmas color! Gotta go... I’m off to the grocery store!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
" Is that for my party?"
So I made one extra on every item that I sold on Etsy...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"The Headless Horseman"
Ms. Tom's 3rd Grade
They did an amazing job, don't you think...
To all the kids in Room 13 "Great Job...YOU ROCK!"
Mrs. Petsahos 3rd Grade
Village Center Extended Care
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
6 ounce(s) quality semisweet chocolate, chopped
¼ cup(s) sugar
1 ½ tablespoon(s) cinnamon
1 ½ tablespoon(s) pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon(s) ground clove
Our hot-chocolate mixes, made with the finest cocoa and chocolate, are a cut above most store-bought varieties. Fill jars with the mixes, cover the lids with a festive swath of fabric, and include peppermint "stirring" sticks for added flavor and color. To make hot chocolate, combine 1 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of this mix in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is incorporated and mixture is warmed through. Serve immediately.
Place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process just until mixture is powdery -- about 30 seconds. Be careful not to overprocess. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
White Spiced Coffee
3 cup(s) whole milk
1 cup(s) whole organic coffee beans, lightly cracked
1 1/2 stick(s) (3 inches long) cinnamon sticks
4 whole(s) green cardamom pods
1/4 cup(s) honey
2 tablespoon(s) dark rum
Place the milk and crushed coffee beans in a saucepan. Heat the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and let the beans steep in the milk for 15 minutes. Strain the coffee mixture and transfer to the jar of a blender. Discard the crushed coffee beans. Add the cinnamon sticks, cardamom, and honey to the steeped milk and blend on high speed until the spices are coarsely ground, about 30 seconds. Strain the liquid back into the saucepan and discard the ground spices. Rewarm the spiced coffee over medium-high heat until the liquid is hot and steaming. Add rum, if desired. Pour into warmed coffee mugs, and serve hot.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Timesaver: Use a heavy-bottomed skillet to crack coffee beans and spices. Place in a sealable plastic bag before crushing.
Spiced Warmed Cider
3 whole cloves
8 slice(s) orange
In a 3-quart saucepan, combine cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, ginger, and cloves. Heat to a simmer and allow to cook 20 minutes. Strain into a punch bowl and garnish with orange slices. Serve warm
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Love, Michel, Ella, Shep(Lick), Thumper, Draco, Chloe, Spice and even Liberty
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects.
The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it's size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
In about 1 in 4 autopsies, a major disease is discovered that was previously undetected.
The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.
These are a few of my favorite things:
Color: Blue and Green
Animals: Bunny and Hamster
Book: Henry and Mudge
Thing to do at school: Color
Thing to do at home: Play
Three super-cool facts about herself:
Is a good friend...
Loves all animals...
Takes horseback riding lessons...
She was so cute filling this out! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you!!!
Each volume contains 10 cards with different phrases and fun facts, plus 2 blanks. Credit- card size plastic case fits easily into a pocket, purse or on a countertop – making it easy to grab and give.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Things to do:
1. Order invitations – Done
2. Names of children – Done
3. Buy Ella’s costume – Done
4. Order cake
5. Start decorating – We just have our fall decor up, spooky decor is on its way!
6. Order Ella’s present – Daddy’s in charge of this one
7. Get more pumpkins!!!!
8. Make ghost bean bag toss game – Oh, honey got a project!! I promise to paint it!
9. Order my costume – ugh... What to be, what to be?
10. Teach dog not to eat small children!
Just a little sneak peek! We still have spiders,spider webs,birds and banners to put up. Plus a few surprises, so keep checking back...