Tuesday, November 18, 2014

holiday cookie time

time to make the cookies!
here's a great sugar cookie from 
and the best part is
no rolling and cutting out is required.
so in other words you get to the end product much faster. 

penzey's sugar cookies

1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda

preheat overn to 375. 
sift sugars over the butter in a large bowl; 
cream together until fluffy.
add the egg and vanilla; mix well on low.
add the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda.
beat until the dough forms a ball.
shape the dough into 1 inch (or smaller) balls 
and flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
bake at 375 
on ungreased cookie sheets for 7-9 minutes.


Saturday, November 15, 2014


i picked up a couple holiday magazines
at the grocery store today.
love holiday magazines.
almost bought a can of 
crushed pineapple.

my favorite article in the HGTV magazine is
on joanna and chip
of the show, fixer upper. 

the girls room is so cute.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

mom and dad

my parents anniversary is today.
61 years.
happy anniversary mom and dad.

Friday, October 31, 2014

treats and a trick

happy halloween!
here's a few snippets
halloween around the house

and for the trick
we woke up to snow this morning!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

you should be dancing

here's my latest find.

i found it at a garage sale last week.
you knew it had to be a good sale when they had a 
vintage vw van in the driveway.
I have never seen one of these before but it hypnotized me
and said take me home when it spun around.

the folks having the sale had to be in their late 70's early 80's and the lady said
they used it with a color wheel.
a color wheel for aluminum christmas trees???
is it from the 60's?
i can't find anything info on it so far.
it's plastic and comes apart at the middle 
and the inside looks like the outside,
just much more shiny.
any ideas anyone?

i keep calling it a disco ball.
but i am wondering if it 
is some kind of 
holiday decoration.

need to ask the 
disco ball.......