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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas goodies

 
 
This is from a swap over a My Treasured Friends.  Chris G. sent me these awesome goodies!  The small wrapped package ended up being a gorgeous necklace! Loved all my goodies!! Thank you so much Chris!! 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Outgoing mail

 
I worked on Christmas Cards for several days.  Here is a photo of what I am sending out this go round.  I love decorated envelopes and hope that everyone loved them as well.  Do you make your envelopes cute when sending out your Christmas Cards? 
I will be glad once pen pal letters start rolling in after the holidays! I always love getting happy mail!
Everyone have a blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Decorations

 
 
Am working on getting our small tree decorated! It looks sad here but I do plan on adding more stuff to tree.  Last year I didn't decorate at all so am proud of getting this little bit done. I want to add some beads and tinsel to the tree.  I also think when I plug it in the lights will help it look much better. I love snowmen of all kinds. 
 
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

My treasured Friends Pen Pal Group

                                          My Treasured Friends Group




Hello! I am in this wonderful group.  We just did a Christmas Swap.  I got Chris G as my partner.

 
 
This is what I sent her.  Am hoping she will like it.  I sent  items that I like. I wrapped the package in wrapping paper and made sure to tape it well.  I wanted her to have a festive looking box when she picks up her mail at the post office.  I am all about making my mail cute and colorful these days!
Do any of you do mail art? I just usually add lots of cute stickers to my mail.  Sometimes I will make a cute envelope out of scrapbook paper. Just depends on how much time I have!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Outgoing Cards

I am trying to finish up on my Christmas Cards.  It seems to take me more time to fill out my cards as I try to write in them and decorate them with stickers.  I want my card to look like a gift by its self. I know that's crazy.
Here's a few that I have sent out a few weeks ago.  My favorite is the red one.  I didn't want to show addresses on here out of respect for my pen pals. 
I need to take a photo of my Christmas cards I have received this year.  I tape them to the back of a door in my living room so I can enjoy them.
 
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello December!!

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Wow! Where does the time go?  I am not sure I am ready for December to be here.  Looks like I had better get my rear in gear and get everything accomplished that is on my list.

*Christmas Cards
*Make cookies, candy, fudge
*Clean the house extra good (by Wednesday night!)
*Get some of the gifts wrapped
*Keep my car extremely clean! (this is the hardest thing for me to do)
*Make menu out for this the week. Then go buy everything I need.

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My cousin made some awesome fudge the other day. I am going to look up the recipe and make it for my family as well!

Three Step Fudge
2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate melts
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Directions:

    1. Microwave chocolate and milk in large bowl on HIGH for 2 min., stirring after each minute.
    2. Stir in pecans and vanilla.
    3. Spread evenly in foil-lined 8-inch square pan.
    4. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
    5. Store, covered at room temperature.
    As most everyone knows I love easy and fast! Blenda thanks so much for sharing this recipe with me! My three boys love fudge. 
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    Need to get busy with some holiday cooking!!