Friday, 13 December 2013
A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy. I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!
The most adorable Gingerbreadman Pinata! Isn't this cute! There is a fabulous tutorial over on DIY Studio. Makes me wish I had some children to make this for! What a fun activity this would be on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or even New Years Eve for that matter. What child doesn't love to wack a pinata!
100+ Christmas Cookie recipes from Better Homes and Gardens. Lots of tastiness there. I still have my Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book encyclopedia that I started collecting when I was in high school. They are 40 years old and I still use them from time to time. Great standard recipes for everything under the sun.
This sentiment is so true. When my children were growing up I didn't get Christmas Presents unless my mother sent me one. I used to hate it when people would ask what did I get for Christmas because I never had anything to tell them. All of our money went to buy the children gifts. When you have five children that is a lot of gifts to buy! Now that I am old (er) there is nothing that I really want or need. I have everything and am so very blessed. Todd and I don't really do Christmas gifts either. Our gift is being able to spend the day together and sharing it with people we care about, a nice meal, etc. The greatest gift for me though would be to have my children around for just one Christmas. I am not greedy. One will do. Dreams can come true and I'm not giving up on this one. ☺
Red snowflake Mittens. I just love these. They are on Etsy. A bit pricy though. One can but dream. Maybe I need to learn how to knit mittens. I can knit straight things . . . but have never mastered knitting with four kneedles quite as nicely as I would like to have. I know that a lot of time goes into making a pair of mittens. My mother used to make lots of them. I wish I still had a pair of the ones she knit . . .
This Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken looks really good. I know I would not like it though. I don't like chicken cooked in the slow cooker. It's a texture thing. To me it ends up tasteless, dry and ugh . . . this would probably be very tasty done in the oven though.
Free Antique tin Printable Graphics over on Knick of Time. I used to collect tins. I don't anymore. I had to leave them all behind when I got divorced. I wonder what happened to them all? Hmmm . . . hopefully one of the kids got them.
Free Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns. You can find this one and a few others over on the Free Crochet Patterns Blog. My sister taught both my mother and I how to crochet when I was in High School. I thank her for that. I've gotten a lot of pleasure from crocheting through the years.
Is this not adorable? It is a snow man candle holder made from an upturned terra cotta flower pot. I think it is so cute. I could not find a source for it, but it wouldn't be that hard to do really. Its really sweet!
Free Christmas Gift Tag printables. You can find them here. I think they are really nice. People are so talented!!!
I think that about does it for today! I'll leave you with a thought to carry around with you today. I have my annual health check this afternoon. I would have thought it un-necessary with me having been in and out of the Docs office so much this autumn, but I got a third letter warning last week, so I'm being a good girl and trotting off to have my blood pressure taken. sigh . . .
"Where charity stands watching
and faith holds wide the door
the dark night wakes -
the glory breaks,
Christmas comes once more."
~ Phillips Brooks
Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . a bit of fun with a Frosty Cottage Pie!! So cute!
Have a fabulous Friday. (That sure came around quick!!)