Monday, December 22, 2008

Oreo Truffles

While I was looking at my long list of favorite blogs I came upon this recipe for Oreo Truffles by Becky Higgins. I have been a fan of Becky ever since I got into scrapbooking, so I thought I would give her family recipe a try. The recipe is so simple, but with a little chocolate and a few sprinkles this can become a lovely holiday treat.

Becky Higgins Oreo Truffles topped with Mint Chocolate and Christmas sprinkles
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread House??

Almost 2 years ago I purchased a Gingerbread house that had everthing included and for one reason or another we never got around to doing it until tonight. Colin had so much fun and as you can see from below Kennedy did as well.

Colin getting ready to decorate the house.

Kennedy decided to take this time to play with Daddy.

But would take a quick candy break...

over and....

over again.

Colin was so into every part of it. So careful to put just the right piece of candy.
The finished master piece.

O Christmas Tree

So weekend before last we decided to head to our favorite tree farm in Damcus and pick out our Christmas tree. We all climbed into old blue and off we went.

Here is Colin all excited to get the Christmas tree.

Daddy and Kennedy
Kennedy leading the way
Oops, watch out for that stump.

Colin helping out Kennedy

Playing around while Mom looks for that perfect tree.

Daddy showing Colin how to cut down the tree

The boys and their tree.

The finished tree.

It's already December 17th....

So it appears that I have missed a lot going on in December. Firsts things first I forgot to post a picture of an apron that I made for my friends birthday, which was in November. This apron is called a Twirl apron and I really fell in love with the fabric colors and the pattern.

Alright, next in line was the news about Colin's first official black eye. He got a good switch in the face by a tree branch while playing in the woods when Mom and Dad said not too. There is always a reason why you should listen to Mom & Dad. His black eye lastest for about 2 weeks. It was pretty knarly, which these photos don't do justice.

Let's see we had to redo Colin's 5th birthday party since he got sick on his actualy party date in November. I think I took the news worse then he did. One thing is that I wasn't really ready this year. I spent way to much time thinking about his invitation and then when that didn't work out I spent even longer trying to figure another option. Either way we ended up having his party the first weekend in December and he loved it.

First lego man that you saw when entering the house
Another lego guy in the family room

Little chocolate lego men for the kids.

2nd and final invitation for his party.

First attempt. This was made using the Lego Digitizer program.

Then of course I had to create a redo party invite, which I came up with this one.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Last Apron of the year!

Last apron swap for the year and just in the nick of time. This latest apron swap was a Holiday swap, where the apron was to be either a cookie/winter/holiday theme. As you can see I chose the Holiday theme since my partner left it up to me. I was all excited about this swap, but found that the recent holiday left me making the apron at the very last minute. After all said and done, I think it turned out pretty cute. Enclosed with the apron, which was wrapped in a darling Christmas polka dot take-out box, I also put in a Christmas tree cookie cutter and a really good sugar cookie recipe. I hope my partner enjoys her apron and treats. Now off to the post office....

Apron pattern from "A is for Apron", style is The Waldorf

The apron with ties
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our Fall so far...

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

We started out our Halloween evening over at the Neighbor's house for some dinner and good fun. Then we left for an almost 2 hour walk around the neighborhood. The evening was perfect, I didn't even have to wear a coat and the kids just kept walking and walking.

Colin as a Power Ranger

Our little ladybug, well the backside of her.

Mr. Muscles

Power Ranger ready to go and Ladybug just wanting to go somewhere.

She wasn't liking the costume and wanted it off.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Apron #2

For the latest Apron Swap "Hot Drinks for Hot Mama's", my partner's favorite drink is Mulling Spices. So this is what I came up with for her. The shape of the pockets on this apron made me think of picking apples as they open wide. In the package that I sent to her I added a few goodies of Mulling Spices as well as Votives in the scent of Mulling Spice. I sure hope she likes it.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Today during lunch I was able to stop by my friend Sharma's house for a quick little playdate. Since Colin is at school, Kennedy and I went over. We enjoyed everyone's company and Kennedy loved Astrid's necklace. :-)

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Friday, September 26, 2008

First Apron

I joined an Apron Swap last month and for those of you that are saying, "What is an Apron Swap"? An Apron Swap is when you are given a partner to make or purchase an apron for. The swap usually has a theme for you to follow. For this particular swap was the theme was "What I wish I did over Summer vacation". So my partner wanted to go to Mexico and when I saw this fabric I instantly thought of Mexico. So I have to say that for being my first Apron, I think I did pretty good. I certainly hope she enjoys it as I can't wait to make another one.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Little Girl

A couple weekends ago my Parents and Grandparents watched Kennedy for the weekend while the rest of the Hollister's went camping. During her visit she got her first pedicure and still loves it (as I haven't taken it off yet).

Little toes
My little girl continues to show her true colors. Kennedy has started out young with a purse and shoe addiction. I'm not sure where she got that from....hmm....:-)

Mom's Purse, has to take everything out

Yes, she is not even two years old yet and has more shoes then the average adult.

Trying to decide on which shoes to wear for the moment.
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