DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Cream Coffee

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Happy Monday friends! There's some fun going on over here today!  15 fabulous blogs got together to bring you 15 gold DIY projects!  Annnnnd a chance to win $300 in PayPal cash!  Awesome right?! - - - - - - - - - - - - So to get this fun time started, here is my gold project! DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Cream Coffee Recipe I have to say, I swore up and down that I didn't love gold...but you know what?  I think I love it.  What?!  Yes.  I think I love gold.  And I might even try to … [Read more...]

Easy Valentines Love Garland

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 Yay it's February 1st!  One month closer to summer...ok, that's a bit of a stretch.  But I really do like February...there's something cozy about it....and the fact that Valentines Day is this month! I actually really like Valentines Day.  Always have.  It's a fun day just to take all kinds of love up a notch...we celebrate it by adding some pretty decorations around the house to brighten up our grey winter.  We also try to have a fun dinner like heart shaped pizzas, or make Cupid's Cloud for … [Read more...]

Easy Silver Bells Wreath Ornament

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Hi there! Well it's almost the big day, and I finally feel like I've got things coming together.  My gifts are bought, and I even got a few wrapped...it's a miracle really (speaking of wrapping and holiday prep...have you seen my 'Keeping it real' series going on on my Facebook page?  I'm having fun sharing some of my holiday realities with you...I figured we could all use some holiday realness and a few giggles).  Anyway, I'm really really looking forward to Monday when I'm going to unplug for … [Read more...]

Easy Last Minute DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Hi friends!  I'm so grateful that you came by today...it's such a busy time of year, so I'm thankful that you've taken time out of your day to visit!  If you still have a few gifts to get, I have a really great and really simple project for you! I've been seeing these DIY Christmas ornaments all over and I really wanted to make a couple of my own for our tree and for gifts!  These are so easy to make...less than 5 minutes each, and they cost less than $3.  Yep.  $3.  Awesome! These silver … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Salt Ornaments

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Well we're really on the Christmas countdown now!  Lots of last minute tasks going on right?!  Shopping, wrapping, baking...the list for me is endless.  Gah.  I'm hoping to have all my gifts bought by tomorrow night as I hit the stores yet again.  I'm really really really really really looking forward to going home to my Mom & Dad's with my family to unplug, sip eggnog, skate and stuff my face.  Yes. But there are always those last minute gifts that creep up...the kind where your 11 year … [Read more...]

Mincemeat Muffins

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Hi friends!  I have a delicious recipe for you today...and it involves mincemeat.  Now if you've never had mincemeat, don't be afraid of the name...it's waaaaay better than it sounds, trust me!  I never used to even touch the stuff...I always bypassed the the treat plates with anything mincemeat, but now I'm a changed woman!  I love it!  Mincemeat is versatile and goes with so many things - you can bake it into pies or tarts, or make Mincemeat Oatmeal Thumbprint cookies.  So good! But … [Read more...]

Wintery Red and Silver Front Porch

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 Welcome to winter at my home!  And let me tell you...it's winter here.  We've already had blizzards and -40 degree C windchills and there is no sign of it stopping!  I don't have to cross my fingers for a white Christmas, because we're definitely going to have it - it's pretty much been snowing since December 1!  I love it because it's so cozy and feels so Christmas-y, which has me decorating like a mad woman! One of the first places I like to start my seasonal decorating is on our porch.  We … [Read more...]

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

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Hi friends!  We made it to day #5 of Christmas Cookie week! Whew, am I exhausted...but it's a good kind of exhausted!  I've enjoyed every minute of putting together these posts for you!  Ok, well maybe not all the mess I've created...my house pretty much fell apart this week, but what's a gal to do when she's baking!  My daughter had a friend over yesterday, and it always seems to be the days I'm immersed in a project of some sort, so I'm sure her friends think we live in the messiest house … [Read more...]

Turtle Cookies

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Welcome to Day 2 of Christmas Cookie Week 2013! Yesterday I brought you Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust, and today I bring you Turtle Cookies.  Oh yes.  I went there.  Turtles are the best...and in cookie form...oh my.  Hold me back. I can't even tell you how good these are.  You just need to make them to find out. They're perfectly soft and chewy and crunchy and chocolatey and nutty and caramelly all at the same time. These little delights didn't make it more than 2 … [Read more...]

Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust

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Two posts in one day?!  I know right.  Crazy town...but I'm just bursting with ideas and recipes so I'm just going to go with it.  So a big huge jolly welcome to Christmas Cookie Week 2013!  Oh man, I love Christmas baking...I admit I'm going a bit crazy with the cookie making, but it can't be helped!  :) This year, I'm part of a group of 8 bloggers that have come together to share a daily recipe for yummy and delicious cookies.  We hope to inspire you during this season of Christmas baking as … [Read more...]