Monday, March 31, 2008

My MIL'S 80th Birthday Party!

We have been planning a surprise party for my Mother in Law Sarah for months! We finally pulled it off this past Saturday and it was a Surprise! My husband, my mother and me spent 12 hours on Friday cooking food for my MIL'S party and were exhausted! We had the surprise birthday party for Sarah on Saturday and it was a really nice party! We had 2 cakes for the party..which was nice since we had so many party guests!

The cake above was custom made just for this party and it was totally edible, including the flowers! Sarah loves to plant flowers so we thought it would be appropiate for her. We had a great time visiting with family and friends.

Happy 80th Birthday Sarah!

~* Shelly *~

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Embroidery & Cross Stitch Handmade Pillowcases

I have been doing hand embroidery and cross stitch for around 23 years now. I really enjoy working on linens and often make them as gifts for friends and family and of course I have way too many in my home for myself.

My latest finished projects are pictured above. One set of pillowcases was done in a hand embroidered floral pattern and the other set was done in a floral cross stitch pattern. I think I like the embroidered set better :)

Right now I am working on a floral set of His & Hers cross stitched pillowcases and will post a picture of those once I get them completed. Each set takes me about 2 weeks to complete.

You can find FREE Crafting Patterns and Projects over on my official crafting blog at Passionate About Crafting ---> HERE


Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Weekend Festivities! Crunchy Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

TGIF...the Holiday Weekend has arrived!

I don't know about you, but I love springtime and all of the holidays that go with it. I was busy all week making homemade chocolate eggs with peanut butter and buttercream filling. I then painted around 100 eggs and stuffed around 100 plastic eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday. I love seeing the children run after them, its so much fun!

I have been busy planning my Holiday Menu as I am expecting 11 guests for Easter Dinner on Sunday so this weekend will be filled with some good food! I enjoy all the preparations for the Holidays, I just hate the clean up afterwards so I always assign that job duty to my husband. Yes he moans and groans but its his job since I do everything else :)

I have been having a hard time getting Easter Egg dye off my fingers and hands this week so I am in desperate need of a manicure and I guess while I am at it, a pedicure would be nice too.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Eggs

5 1/2 c. Rice Krispies Cereal
1 lb. 10-X Sugar
1 stick of butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. peanut butter
1 bag (12 oz) chocolate chips
smidgen of parafin wax

Mix rice krispies and sugar. Add butter and mix well. Add vanilla and peanut butter and mix again. Roll dough into EGG SHAPE and refrigerate 1 hour. Coat with melted chocolate chips with a little paraffin added. Cool on a non stick baking mat or waxed paper.


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