Monthly Archives: December 2010

So, now that Christmas is over ….

…. I can go back to my “regular scheduled programming” and carry on with doing things around the house.   Halloween and Christmas sort of happened in mid-home improvement flow and was put on hold.   We still have the … Continue reading

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Christmas – A Lot Of Did And Didn’ts

So, Christmas is over, the relatives are headed up the mountain again and I’m reminissing! We did have a pretty nice and relaxed Christmas! The kids did think that Christmas was magical and wonderful! We did have the odd little … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pressed Sugar Decorations

Pressed sugar decorations you can make yourself! It’s really quite easy once you know how and your possibilities are endless! I went with snowflakes only this time around, but you  can go with any shape your like. Use candy molds … Continue reading

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Super Easy, Super Moist Coconut Macaroons

I admit it, I’m a bit of a Macaroon snob. I just don’t like them much when they aren’t really moist inside. The challenge is always to get them to stay moist beyond that first hour out of the oven … Continue reading

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Personalized Christmas Morning Pajamas

A few month ago I came across some very early and therefore very cheap red and green stripy children’s pajamas.   I know a lot of people do the matching pajama thing for Christmas morning, but so far we never … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tree

Yesterday I put up our tree! As I have mentioned before, this is the earliest I’ve EVER put up a tree. Usually I try and keep it as close as possible to Christmas, but this year it seemed ok to … Continue reading

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Snowball Ornaments

I have to say, none of the photos do the true sparkle of these justice, believe me!   Before we start, I want to introduce you to the German Glass Glitter. It’s essentially very finely crushed glass. And it glitters … Continue reading

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Gluten- Free Pumpkin Bread

I adapted this recipe from this Bobby Flay recipe. Pumpkin Bread: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing 1 cup Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Mix 3/4 cup finely ground almonds 1/2 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum (optional but … Continue reading

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