Friday, December 31, 2010

DAY 365

Happy New Year's Eve!  

Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening

and live every day as if it were your last!

...see you next year :)


Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 360 Snowflake


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 359 Merry Christmas

... what she didn't know as she lay sleeping, was that right below her, in his work room, Santa's master craftsman (dad) was building her the rocking horse of her dreams.  He worked for days, tirelessly, around the clock to make her dream come true, a finer elf cannot be found.  It was finished, except the finish and little leather ears, at 4am this morning and this little princess woke to find it at 5am.

She says it is the best Christmas ever.  Quite a complement from someone all of three years old...

Day 358 Christmas Eve

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse...  This little angel left out milk and cookies for Santa by the tree, then grabbed herself a pillow and a cozy blankie.  As her eyes started to close and with the tiniest smile, she whispered, "I want a rocking horse.  I want a rocking horse.  Ohhhhh Santa (she sighed), I want a rocking horse." then drifted off to sleep...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 357 Sugar Plum


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 355 Huggies

Little huggy bears and a huggy bunny that I made for the kids.  I have one more to make with black eyes and a black scarf and each of my kids will have one.  It started with just the top one for Lil' Miss but they have strangely won over the hearts of the oldest 3 as well lol!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 354 Stockings

I whipped up some of these sweet little stockings last night and have had fun shopping for goodies to fill them today.  I think they'll make cute surprises this weekend.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 349 Snow Queen

Ok, I'll admit it, these are from yesterday evening, a few hours from crossing into today.  In my defense, I may not have time to touch the camera today.  I have massive shopping, candy making and baking to do.  I have 10 days until Christmas and I have never in my life been so behind.  Now, I will probably, probably take photos today of candy or cookies or something later today, but in the off chance that I actually miss today I'm calling this good lol!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 346 Crimson in the Snow


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 342


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 339


Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 337 Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

1 cup of butter softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups of sifted all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter until light, gradually add sugar, beating well.  Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each egg.  Stir in vanilla.  Sift together flour, baking soda and salt, add to creamed mixture.  Chill until firm and workable.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out desired shapes.  Lil' Miss recommends stars and flowers :)  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Lil' Miss says to add sprinkles at this point, pink ones of course.  It's ok if you have other colors too, but you have to have pink otherwise the cookies just aren't right.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.

I would love to show you the finished product but... they're gone... already.  We only make butter cookies twice a year, once in the spring and once before Christmas so they go as fast as they come out of the oven. 


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 336 Guitar Hero


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 335 Peek A Boo

Morning with my Lil' Miss is always enchanting in it's purity and my favorite time of the day.