Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
by Handy Quotes
A Merry Christmas wish for you.
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Happy Wednesday to you, and Merry Christmas too!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
One large tub Cool Whip (16 oz)
One large can crushed pineapple
(all I had on hand was the smaller size can)
Two packages (3.4 oz size) Jello instant pudding - pistachio flavor
Pour all of the Cool Whip into large mixing bowl.
Add the pudding mixes to the cool whip and mix well.
Picture shows how it looks after mixed.
Next, add the crushed pineapple (don't drain!) and stir into the mixture.
Pictures before & after mixing the pineapple.
Cover and chill in refrigerator at least over night, but it's even better after 24 hours. Usually I just put it back into the Cool Whip tub to save space in the refrigerator. You can transfer to a serving dish later.
You can also add some shelled crushed pistachios too, if you like.
You can cut this recipe in half too, using the smaller tub of cool whip, small can of crushed pineapple and only one package of pudding mix.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
by Caribbean Scents
Cypress Magic Wallet
Happy Sunday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by. =0)
Friday, December 16, 2011
P.S. A number of you have asked about the Pistachio Pudding from my blog post Always Thankful. I will be posting the super simple recipe next week!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
And these are some ornaments the kids have made throughout the years.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sha'lise is the owner of Mother Butter and contacted me after reading about how my youngest son suffers from severe eczema. She sent me a small sample of her Original Mother Butter Body Souffle. I'm so glad she did! (Thanks again, Sha'lise!)
This is some of what she says about her product:
Mother Butter is free of chemicals, preservatives, fragrance, and dye. It's 100% organic, non-toxic and vegan. It's the safest, softest, most natural skin care choice for infants, Mom, Dad, and the Grandies too!
My son's skin is extremely sensitive. He has had skin infections on and off all of his little life. He has endured three hospitalizations and so many different prescription and non-prescription medications that we can't even count them anymore! We have also tried almost every single lotion and cream on the market. His skin still suffers...
We were happy to try Mother Butter, as we are always happy to try something new that just might work for him. These are our thoughts on the product:
- Words we would use to describe the souffle: light, fluffy, airy, soft.
- You only need a small amount to massage into skin, and you can feel results right away!
- We LOVE the fact that it is non-toxic, even if swallowed!
- Since you only need such a small amount, it is long-lasting.
Did the souffle work on my son's skin? Yes and no. It's great for areas like the back of his neck, hands, and face, or anywhere that his skin is not broken with open wounds. His legs and arms get too many open wounds for us to be able to apply the souffle in those areas. Sometimes his neck suffers too, but he has not yet broken the skin there since using Mother Butter.
Did I use the souffle on Baby Girl? Yes, I did! And it works wonderfully for her, as her eczema is not near as severe as her older brother's. Just a tiny bit of Mother Butter for her goes a long way. When her skin just begins to look dry, I put some Mother Butter on, and it worked like magic - Poof! Soft & smooth baby skin again.
Did I use this for myself? Oh yes, I did! After I first applied it to my kids' skin, I could feel how deep this souffle penetrates - even just on my fingers! I used it on my hands, which always get dry during the cold weather. It's GREAT!!!
Mother Butter is definitely something that I would recommend. It has so many uses, and you need only apply such a small amount to see it work its magic. Seriously! We have tried many different creams, and none of them have been quite like this. You should give it a try!
Mother Butter offers a sample size! It's only $2, and Sha'lise covers the shipping too! It's a great way to test it out and see how it works. You've got nothing to lose, but dry skin!
Plus, right now, you can get Mother Butter - the full 4 ounce size - for 40% off regular price! And still with FREE SHIPPING! You can't pass up this terrific sale! It's for a limited time only, so hurry and don't miss out!!!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
by Handiworkin' Girls
Blue Flame Crayon Roll
by JAAC of Joy
CARS Magnet Puzzle
by Jess Fabulous Designs
Wood Building Blocks
What do you think? Which one is your favorite pick for a boy? I think my boys would love them all. Actually, I know they would love them all!
Friday, December 9, 2011
After seeing that first Twilight movie in 2008, my daughter and I made this Twilight Inspired necklace for her:
It's not the greatest picture, but this necklace was our first attempt at handstamping. We've done some more handstamping, but nothing major - just for fun. My daughter is thinking of making a couple of necklaces for her friends for Christmas gifts. What do you think of her necklace?
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Well, my family's Thanksgiving holiday was a good one. My mom came to visit from Southern California and stayed almost the whole week. We spent tons of time in the kitchen - because she's a great cook, and me - not so great. ;)
Here is some of what we had for our Thanksgiving dinner:
These were some of the kid favorites. We also had mashed potatoes & gravy (an absolute holiday meal MUST) and sweet potatoes too (the kind with the toasted marshmallows on top!). Not to mention broccoli (the kids decided they wanted broccoli instead of green beans).
It was a huge feast, and I am always thankful for having family to spend time with and have fun!
And now Thanksgiving is passed and gone...It's already time to start thinking about what we will have for Christmas dinner! Hhhhmmm...I'm not sure yet. What are you planning for your holiday dinner this year?
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
by Crimson Hill Soaps & Scents
CUSTOM Photo Glass Tile Pendant
Stars on Black Cell Phone Case
by Pieceful Design
What do you think? Would you want any of these items in your stocking?
Monday, December 5, 2011
She's had the little tooth on the right for awhile now, but the other bottom tooth is coming in, and one of her top teeth too! Can you see the other bottom one poking out?
On the upside...Did I mention she's walking now? Since Thanksgiving, she's been running around like crazy! =)
Friday, December 2, 2011
by Earth Mother Mosaics
UpCycled Women's Apron
by Drapes of Wrath
Christmas Holiday Card
by Designs by Tenisha
Take a look at the items, and visit these awesome shops! Aren't all of these items just fabulous?
Hope you're having a fabulous Friday! Thanks for visiting.
by Handy Quotes
Awesome Merry Christmas wish to you!
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Have a Happy Wednesday, and a Happy Holiday too!