Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our Christmas Tree

I wanted to share a pic of our Christmas tree. We all decorated it together as a family. Even my baby girl tried to help out by tasting some! Now just need to fill it up with presents Santa ;O)

My little boy is always ready to help! He is so carful with mommies ornaments

Even the dog has to be included! Always doing what ever the kids are doing.

My baby girl is in the 'pointing" stage, we had to talk about just about every ornement before it went on the tree. It is so wonderful to watch them marvel at the colors, lights & stories behind this magical season.

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So many of my wonderful talented freinds at Shabby Lane Shops do beautiful hand painted items. This is a Believe sign I hand painted with tiny roses & glittered, think I am keeping. ( I am a bit addicted to glitter now) I have hung it in my Dining Room from my lighted garland & just love it! Just wanted to share.

snowman cookies

I wanted to share a fun & easy Cookie with you. These are one of my many favorites. They are made with Cream chesse & butter & are not very figure friendly....but very yummy! Add chocolate chip eyes & buttons & its even better!! The dough is sticky, but my little boy & I had a "ball" making these together.
1 8 oz softened philly cream cheese
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
3/4 Cup Butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1/2 tspn Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1/2 tspn Baking Soda
~BAKE @ 325 for 19—21 MINS
* Suggested Decorations: Decorating gels, colored sprinkles, mini chips, & mini peanut butter cups

~ Mix Cream Cheese, Sugar, Butter & Vanilla on Med till well blended
~ Add Flour & Baking Soda, mix well
~ Shape dough into equal number of 1/2” & 1” balls. Using one size each, place balls slightly overlapping on cookie sheet.
Flatten to 1/4” thickness w/ bottom of a glass dipped in additional flour.
Cool on wire racks. Sprinkle each w. sifted powdered sugar.
Decorate & Cut peanut Butter cups in halves & place 1 on each for hats.

These are our finished cookies. This is about all my 3 year old had patience to finish! Not all got hats, because we ate quite a few too Hope you give it a try & add as much as you want to make this fat little guys even cuter! ENJOY!!