Friday, December 31, 2010

On the eve of the new year....

We've had such a fun winter break. Romping in the snow....
baking cookies.... lost teeth.... precious time with family...Cheers to 2011!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter solstice...

Hearths and hearts aglow,
Winter wonderland is nigh,
Peace and love to all.

- Annabel Sheila

To celebrate the winter solstice and the full moon, today we made
moon cake
1 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and lightly grease a round pan.
In a large saucepan, bring water and margarine to a boil. Remove from heat, and mix in flour with electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Spread evenly in prepared pan .
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool completely
In large bowl, combine pudding mix, milk and cream cheese. Mix with electric mixer until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled crust. Top with whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Chill in refrigerator and serve cold.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

snowed in....

It's an official winter wonderland.

I'm going to be taking a blog break. I've been needing to take a step back for awhile. I want to take a look at this blog and what it means to me. I need to re-examine, re-define and re-imagine what I want it to be. I hope to come back refreshed and inspired before too long. Take care and enjoy the season.

Friday, December 03, 2010

five senses friday: new puppy edition

This week has been a whirlwind getting acquainted with the new puppy. His playful nature and warm snuggling has been a treat on these cold blustery days. I thought it would be a fun week to join in on abby's five senses friday.seeing: this cute little face. who could resist!?!touching: this amazing crazy quilt circa 1896 that I found at an estate sale last weekend. It's filled with beautiful colors, stitching and textures.smelling: my new favorite candle fragrance, mistletoe

tasting: sneaking a treat here and there as Chloe made her gingerbread house
hearing: the wonderful music of the Nutcracker while Chloe paints her own figurine. We're taking her tomorrow to see the Moscow Ballet's production.Thanks so much for all of your five year blog birthday wishes. I appreciate each and every reader and all your support. Hope and I were excited to get our winter stories class underway this week and the winner of my giveaway for a spot in the class is Suzie Button. Congratulations!