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Friday, December 23, 2011

Birthday Countdown Chain

I remember doing this as a kid for Christmas. Aiden has been asking and asking and asking when his birthday is. I explained that it's after Christmas on January 21st. So, I thought to create a countdown to his birthday! I had him paint on paper and then cut the paper into strips. I looked up balloon templates and had him paint them as well! Whahlah!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Meltaway Cookies



1 C. butter
¾ C. cornstarch
¾ C. powdered sugar
1 C. flour
1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)

In a medium bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add cornstarch & sugar and blend well. Beat in flour until thoroughly mixed. Drop by small teaspoons onto baking sheet & flatten out with the bottom of a class. (Dip glass in powdered sugar to prevent sticking). Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack & frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (3oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
½ t. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together. Color with food coloring if desired.

Candy Cane Blossoms AKA Christmas Kiss Cookies


more Peppermint Bark

Friday, December 16, 2011

Peppermint Bark


Thursday, December 15, 2011

No Sew Holiday/Winter Pillows using Heat and Bond

No Sew Holiday/Winter Pillows using Heat and Bond

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowflake Coloring Craft

Freezer Paper Stencil BATMAN shirts

These will be favors for Aiden's 5th birthday party next month! I even made pink ones with sparkly black bats for the girls!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Magnetic Memo Board made from stove burner cover

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Sugar Cookies

The BEST Sugar Cookies:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (200 degrees C.)
Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes.
Bake 7-9 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets and then transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
Frost with your favorite butter-cream frosting.

Salt Dough Ornaments

4 cups of flour
1 cup salt
Large Mixing Bowl
Water to moisten
cookie sheet
a small rolling pin or wooden dowel
a drinking straw
a plate for a guide
paint *if desired

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fish in a bag soap