Showing posts from December, 2011

Christmas Present for Hubby

I am very excited about one of the gifts I got my hubby for Christmas!!!  So very excited about it, I am sure he's going to love it.  If he doesn't then I am going to have to take him to the doctor to have him checked out, because he may be missing his heart !!!

I tweaked this idea from pinterest, of course!  I have turned off my creativity and just allowed Pinterest to be my new muse.   I am writing this blog quite early so it will be posted on the 23rd because then he won't know about it until after he opens his gifts on Christmas!!! But the pin idea I am talking about is where you organize 12 dates in a year, one for each month and you give them to your significant other.  These don't have to be expensive, it could just be a walk along the river bank, or picnic in the park at dusk, or you can spend money on it, it's really up to you and it is dependent on what you enjoy to do.  The pin on Pinterest had all the ideas in a little basket in separate envelopes whic…

Christmas Baking

I am into baking cupcakes right now.  I enjoy baking a variety of cupcakes and have been experimenting with icing them.  That being said, here is one of my favourite recipes for cupcakes at the moment.

I will not take credit for creating this recipe, I got it form  I had found this recipe before but I had lost it.  So now I have mastered this recipe, except sometimes I take a short cut.  Instead of making it all from scratch I use a chocolate cake mix to do the black bottom part.  So I will make the cake mix and the cheesecake portion at the same time.

The next step is to add the cake mix to the muffin cups, then scooping in some of the cheesecake filling.

Because I use the cake box  mix I always have more chocolate cake then cheesecake so the chocolate cake actually rises up and covers the cheesecake, giving you a cheesecake center to your cupcakes.

Finally, I ice these cupcakes with a cream cheese icing.  It is so good and easy to make.  It took me 50 minutes from s…

Poultry Show

I had a long weekend this past weekend.

There was a Poultry show in town and my friend Tamara and I were set up with our Fifth Avenue Collection selling our jewelry there.  It wasn't a bad weekend for Tamara but I didn't do to well, I just about covered the cost of the booth, but I had a few outside orders, that made up for the lack of sales at the Event.

Now about the event, I have an irrational fear of birds.  Their flapping wings and sharp claws and pointy beaks freak me out.  Yet I found myself at this show working, and eventually tuning out the loud caws of the birds.  It's amazing the amount of noise you can train yourself to block out after a period of time.

Did you know that their are a lot of varieties of Chickens, not just the brown egg chickens, white egg chickens and roosters?  Yup there are white chickens, brown chickens, golden chickens, black and white chickens, chickens with red heads on their heads and black bodies, and many more.  There were also pigeons…

Christmas Balls

Welcome to another Pinterest Project Blog.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am in love with that site, but I am guessing you are starting to realize, especially if you are a regular reader of  my blog.

I am always looking for new ways to use old decorations, or decorate the house differently for Christmas.  I have a secret desire to have three to five separate themes for decorating my house at Christmas, in fact I kind of feel that way for all seasons.  What prevents me from doing it that now?  Well a few things, $$$ is a big one, sentimental reasons for another and third I am not always that creative, but I try.  While perusing Pinterest I noticed a pin of a person hanging the Ball Ornaments from string in front of their windows.  It peaked my interest then my friend Becky did it and I really liked how it looked so I looked into doing at the house.

I love Black Friday sales, and I went to Canadian tire and bought a few supplies.  It's simplicity to create window hangin…

Tis the Season

Welcome to Christmas Season 2011!!!
We are finally in Christmas mode in the house.  Last weekend we hung the lights outside and this weekend we decorated the tree.  The house is finally getting into that Christmas feeling and I am starting to get into the Christmas Spirit!!
This week Lil Man and I are going to buy Christmas Presents and wrap them.  We are going to make crafts for Christmas presents from Lil Man.  We are going to make Christmas picture cards and send them out, also we will be sending out our thank you cards from the wedding.  It's going to be a busy week.
Here are some of the pictures of our house as we prepare for this wonderful season of the year!!!

Creamy Chicken Enchilada

Have I told you how much I love Pinterest???  I am seriously in love with that site, it has opened up the Internet to me in so many new ways that I am finding it hard to fit all my creative ideas into my days.  Seriously, I want to try everything I pin, but I struggle with finding time to do it all.  But I always find time for new recipes. 

While on Pinterest, this Chicken Enchilada recipe kept popping up, it was very popular, pinners were saying it was the best creamy chicken enchilada recipe around.  I never pinned it but I meant to, I just kept saying,"Oh, I'll pin that later," or, "I wonder how hard this recipe is?"  Then the other day I decided to answer one of the questions, I decided to click on the photo and check out the recipe.

It is an 8 ingredient recipe with 4 steps to it.  SIMPLE!!! And it is so tasty, if I wasn't on a diet I may have gorged myself on it.  So last night for supper I made the Chicken Enchilada recipe for my family, I began at …

After School Snack

Most of you who read my blog regularly (*blush* when I post regularly, I know my bad *blush*) will see a common thread in many of my posts lately, it's the inspiration behind them, coming from Pinterest.  If you haven't discovered this site, you need to, or you check out Stumbleupon as well, it's pretty cool.

Anyways I digress, I have found a new love for the Pillsbury Crescent rolls.  I was never much of a fan of the Pillsbury baking products but after discovering these ideas I am hooked!!!  It's just taking the crescent rolls and adding different ingredients to them to create great after school snacks or meals on the go.

So far I have added hotdogs to the crescent rolls (Lil man's second birthday), pizza sauce pepperoni and cheese, and peanut butter and chocolate chips.  Not all at one time but on three separate occasions.  I enjoyed the pizza ones, but Chan LOVED the peanut butter and chocolate chip ones.

Seriously, these are the easiest snacks.  Just open up th…

Lil Man's Second Birthday

Some days it seems amazing to me that my Lil Man has been with us for 2 years now.  He is such a delightful little guy (contrary to what that crazy lady thought in Lacombe), his personality is becoming more and more developed each day.  He knows what he wants, he is stubborn, he is funny, he is caring, he is compassionate, he is very intelligent and he is ours.  We love him to bits!!!

So this year we just had a birthday party at the house.  His friends Mason, Gracie, Izzy and Parker all came over as well as Cohen and Caleb who are both little babies, I am sure they will be more active next year.  We did crafts with the kids first, for those kids who were big enough to participate, then we opened presents, then we had food and cake.

I made mummy hot dogs and pig and puppy cupcakes.  It was a lot of fun and thank you to Pinterest again for the great idea!!!  The cupcakes were super easy to make.

I made pumpkin cupcakes the same from Thanksgiving, then I made red and brown icing.  I iced…