Saturday, December 18, 2010
I just felt like commenting on how nice it is to get things accomplished and relax a little on Saturdays. I had a small to-do list this morning and was able to get everything accomplished (which is always a great feeling). Then I thought I would sit down and do some emailing and blogging along with a cup of my new Cinnamon Apple Spice tea! Now let me first say that I am not a huge tea drinker...give me coffee over tea any day! However, last night I got some new tea and decided to try it out today. It was remarkable! Typically I have to put some type of sweetner in my tea, but not this one! It was so tastey and sweet all on its own! Just sipping my tea while catching up on emails and such really made this morning feel cozy!
Hope you are able to relax this weekend! Its getting so busy with Christmas just a week away, but hopefully you can take some time out of your busy-ness and just enjoy this season!
Now, I'm off to help Mom get things ready at her house! Family will be arriving in just 6 short days and there is still much cleaning, decorating, baking, and gift wrapping to be done!
Enjoy your Saturday!
Blessings and Peace to you during this Christmas season!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Not sure what's going on with the city of Charleston, but who would have thought
living downtown would be as dangerous as living out in the middle of nowhere!
They haven't cleared our street (as you can see)
or any of the streets downtown for that matter! Just driving to the mall (3 blocks away) was treacherous! I basically slid there! Just crazy!
I'm not really a fan of being stuck in my little apartment all day, all alone while Mike is at work! But I guess I'm going to try to make the most of it!
I have gotten some cleaning done...which is why my phone is now ruined! Guess the house will be super sparkly clean by the time this day is over!
And be careful on those awful roads if you live in Charleston!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Oh! Another interesting thing is that the lady who owns the business is a Christian! The cupcake was delicious, but I also know that it was a providential blessing from my Jesus! He used that sweet lady to brighten up my evening as I sat there staring at the computer screen for hours!
Thank you, Lord, for little surprises that help make writing papers more enjoyable :)
Sunday, December 12, 2010
They are made of felt and attached to a small metal hair clip.
I really wanted some rhine stones for the center of the flower, but didn't have any on hand, so I just used a bead in the middle. The rhine stone would make it more sparkley and fun, but this will do for now!
And, as with all the little crafties you see on here, these cute little things are in my shop!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The Mc's are heading back to Uganda at the end of this month and last night was our last chance to see them. It was strange and hard to say good-bye, but we are hoping to make a trip to Uganda in August.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Cinnamon-Sugared Mixed Nuts
I've never made this recipe before, but I had been wanting to! And boy are they tastey...not to mention EASY! You can find the recipe here.
And they look so cute all wrapped up for giving! :)
On to Cappucino Biscotti-another new (and easy) recipe!
This is the first time I've made biscotti, so I'm hoping it tastes as good as it looks!
This is obviously the pre-chocolate stage :)
Zoe thinks it a nice day for napping by the fire!
Monday, December 6, 2010
It is still kind of in the works, but feel free to check it out!
My Little Store
Friday, December 3, 2010
This isn't a picture of our cookies, I just found this one online because we haven't had our baking day yet! :)
As Mike and I begin new traditions for our growing family, I want to keep the Christmas baking alive with the traditional things we make, but also add some new things in there too!
I would love to hear what some of YOUR family's Christmas baking traditions and recipes are!
Sorry the picture is a bit dark, but I feel like it helps capture the coziness of our little apartment! I love it!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
--Just a side note--
any of the handmade crafts on my blog are available for you to purchase, so feel free to send me an email if anything strikes your fancy :)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Hope you all enjoy this day that the Lord has made!