Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More cute Ornaments

I have truly loved making ornaments and really believe it will be a new (maybe reborn is a better word, because we did this growing up a good bit) tradition. I made this ornament for my friends Hart and Vanessa because their anniversary is the same WEEK as Christmas. I call it...Love Birds!

Andrew wanted me to pain over their names and put ours on it instead.
Christmas Anniversary or not...I will be making this one again.

For a sweet 1 year old!
I love this...I can't wait to try owls and elephants.

Cassie LOVES horses...self explanatory.

Tis the Season to...Bake!

I'm a Christmas baby...well kind of. My birthday was December 11th (it's exactly two weeks before Christmas and 3 before New Years, so once I know what day my bday will fall on I also know what day those 2 holidays will be as well, you probably didn't care). I got the coolest Kitchenaid Mixer; which is perfect, because it's time to bake. I made Chocolate Chip cookies for a youth group girls spend the night on Saturday and woke up at 5:30 to bake Banana Nut Bread for my coworkers today.  (Vanessa, you would be happy to know my recipe calls for 1/2 tsp + dash of baking soda, hilarious...glad I have those new measuring spoons) Vanessa got me measuring spoons that measure a dash, smidgen, and ??? (can't remember the other thing), because they had a sailboat charm hanging from the ring. She knows I love everything sailboat; it's true! I also love teal, and I'm pretty picky about what shade of teal. It has to be the right balance of green and blue, and it never photographs well (you'll see). My husband knows this and got me a "Bay Leaf" Artisan Kitchenaid Mixer....hooray!

Ain't it purdy!

First batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This is closer to true color.
Banana Nut Mini Loaves

P.S. I use the Nestle Chocolate Chip Recipe on the back of the
bag...that's actually the bag laying there under the measuring cup :)
But I used Publix brand chocolate chips...oh well!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ornament Making

A while back my mom, Andrew, and me went to the Carolina Craftsman Christmas Classic (seriously long title). I saw some ornaments that I thought were super cute. My mom, being way more artistic than I, said you don't need to buy those (like $20/ornament for the baby ornaments and $13 for the light ones) we can make those. Starting that next weekend we became ornament making machines!!! So far I've made 5 first Christmas ornaments, 7 couples lights, 3 candy canes, a horse, and a tractor, and two others I will post later. My mom has made some trains, santa's, and starts. It's called a bread dough ornament and consists of flour, salt, and water, molding into whatever you like, baking on low heat for several hours, and painting and glazing. This has been very inexpensive, however, I've spent a good bit of time on these.

Baby's First Christmas Ornaments
(I love these babies on their moons)
For the twins...Solomon and Micaiah

Christmas Lights...You turn me on!

I also did purple and orange lights for my Clemson family.
My nephew is obsessed with TRACTORS!

And something traditional...Candy Canes

More to come soon!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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