Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving, 2014

This year's meal was very special, not only because we had my folks over, but because my 14 yr. old daughter made the whole meal!   She wants to be a chef someday and she's well on her way.  I don't think I got off very easily though as I was the cleaner-upper and trying to hold my tongue and let her do her thing was incredibly difficult, lol.  Anywho, she planned the meal, shopped for groceries and made the entire meal, which consisted of  turkey, mashed potatoes (w/ her "special ingredient")  & gravy, sweet potato casserole w/ pecans, green bean casserole, delicious deep-fried scones with honey butter, pumpkin pie & apple pie.  Other than the pumpkin pie, it was her first time making all the other dishes and they turned out perfect!

We also had pumpkin bars w/ cream cheese icing that my 16 yr. old made because she doesn't like pie, I didn't have any, but they must have been good as she ate plenty for the both of us lol.  She also prepared the lovely table setting, even ironing out the table cloth, collecting (& baking the bugs out of) li'l Juniper cones for the candle centerpiece, and using the Cricut to cut out swirlies & squirrels, and acorn name plates.  It was very special - we had a blessed Thanksgiving.  Here are some photos...

I threw in my 2 cents by printing my Pilgrim digis and making wrappers for the Salt & Pepper shakers! ;)

The girls both collected some of the brown leaves outside and dipped them in paint or sprayed some gold and used red and orange finger nail polish to them - they looked awesome!

 In the photo below you see the dish of triangle shaped scones - they are like dinner rolls, but are deep fried and she made honey-butter for them.  Yum!  
 She stuffed the turkey with apple & lemon slices, onion & garlic and added more in pan around the turkey, and then cooked the turkey upside down for the first hour and then flipped it right-side up for the remainder and it turned out so juicy and delicious!  

Hope you had a blessed holiday and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, July 04, 2014

New for 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!  I know I'm really behind in posting this, but Diane and I just finished putting together a KD-Kit that's perfect for scrapping those 4th of July photos or making some last minute decorations  :)  And better yet.... this is a SUPER DEAL because right now you can get it half off which makes it only $3.25 USD!!  All our kits are normally priced at $6.50, which is still a huge value.  This set also comes with outlines if you prefer to color these up yourself.  But if not, we've done the work for you and makes crafting very quick and easy.  :)

Here are some samples using this kit....

Door Hanger by me (Kris)

Card by Edwina 

Card by Diane

Card by Tania

Card by Edwina

I also have a new smaller set with Gertie Goose here - 

Have a Happy 4th!!