Sunday, December 18, 2011

Festive Felt

I made this little Christmas tree using this pattern but the inspiration is from the trees below. They are from Garnet Hill but they aren't on their website anymore.  I used wool felt and a metal floral stick inserted in the tree to hold up the star.


The fabric watering can is from a German store and I got it on clearance! So cheap I sent Katelyn one too because I'm just that awesome!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Buck Bust

I used the miniature mode again to show my new decorations. I found a store here that I'd never been in and now am in love! It's called XXXL. It's a home furnishings store like Ikea or Momax but more like Breuninger without the clothing. They had the deer in several different colors (apple green, pepto pink, etc.). But they only had one Buck Bust! I guess that's what you call him. He's velvety!  They had to get him down from a display for me. He was only $9.99 euro. It was a steal I tell you!
I am loving these bright retro colors for Christmas. To me they are bright retro. Are they? I went to Target last night (hello love) and they have these colors there too.


Friday, December 9, 2011


This are yummy no-bake energy balls. I don't eat vegetables or fruits so I have to get some roughage from somewhere. The recipe and picture (because my camera sucks!) are from the blog . I made these today in preparation for my long (this time 11 hours straight) flight.

No-Bake Energy Bites

(I changed up the recipe a little because the original has coconut in it. For the original go here).
1 cup oatmeal (I used "extra thick rolled oats wholegrain" not instant)
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter) I used Skippy Natural.
1/3 cup honey
1/2 chopped peanuts (I used the kind in the can made for ice cream toppings-pre chopped)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla (don't use more than this or you will only taste vanilla when you eat it. I made this mistake the 1st time..) 

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated ( I used my stand mixer). Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
This is the 2ND time I've made them so I can really say they are awesome!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Deers

Our 2011
Christmas Cards.
The template is from Vol.25 I love her stuff!!! And she always has sales that are 40-50% off. (I always wait for her sales and they happen often). I added a couple of things to the template from some of the other "rooms" that come with the Seasonal Room Collection.
Trying to take Christmas card photos with the point and shoot. I used the "Miniature Effect" mode. I LOVE that mode! For some reasons the color is better (not on the girls faces but look at the sign!).
Reindeer caught in the headlights? See how grainy and blurry these are??

The antlers are from a dollar (excuse me, Euro store) and the Merry Christmas banner is from given to me by Jocelyn:)
Emily got a hair cut after this photo! It's now above her shoulders in a bob. Sooo cute!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Little Forest in Red

Remember this quilt? Well I have been itching to make it in another color and I finally did! The wall hanging version. I also washed it afterwards also it would get all crinkly and lovely. I don't usually like to apologize for the quality of my photos when they are bad but this is really bad. I have now broken ALL my camera lenses (so 3 lenses) except for the zoom. I can't use it unless I stand back 50 feet and my house is just not big enough to do that:) I bought another 50mm from my brother but that's being sent to the States so I'll have it when I get there but in the mean time, I have to use the point and shoot so everything is grainy and blurry. I took our Christmas card photos today and thank god the the photos don't need to be crisp and clear for what I'm doing because they are horrible!

This is a self portrait Ava did at school the other day.
She was really excited to show me and point out her boobies and her belly button. 
I would post more but I literally have to upload one photo at a time. That gets pretty old quickly. I will most likely save everything I've made lately for when I get to America because pictures load a thousand times faster there! A thousand times!

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