Friday, October 31, 2014

Snicker Cookie Bars


I enjoy Snicker bars. Halloween is the only time of year that I buy enough candy to make this recipe. These cookie bars are kind of like short bread and not supper sweet. 



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Train Bedroom


My Tyler's bedroom was the next to get decorated after the Master Bedroom. I made him a train quilt when he first got his big boy bed and he still loves Thomas the train so decided to keep the train theme going. I first thought about making the room very colorful with a train border that looked something like a circus train, but my little boy is growing up fast and I didn't want to decorate again next year. So, I tried to pick a more grown up train theme.
I think it worked! He loves it!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide and Etsy Holiday Giveaway

Etsy Holiday Giveaway with 6 winners - $200 Etsy  gift card and 5 prize packages up for grabs! PLUS, an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide to browse! {The Love Nerds}

I love shopping for gifts, but every once in a while I have absolutely no ideas on what to buy. Do you ever have this problem? My sister introduced us to Etsy when we started our blog. We opened a shop and found a new place to shop. There is something for everyone even for those hard to shop for people on your list. Maggie of at the The Love Nerds  has put together a great Esty Holiday gift guide. Check it out. You could find the perfect gift or even something you can't live without. Shopping is so fun!

I have connected with fabulous Etsy shops and some of my blogger friends to bring you this Etsy Holiday Giveaway which celebrates the creative genius of these shop owners and their handmade items. Some items might be perfect for you to gift to your mother, daughter or even co-worker. Other items you might covet for yourself. Whichever you choose, we hope you will cherish the prizes the shops have donated.

AND, if the prizes aren't enough, the bloggers have pooled together to offer one $200 Etsy gift card so you can purchase gifts yourself!! 


Here's how it will work: There will be SIX winners! I will contact each of the winners directly to choose their preferred prize. First winner will have first pick and so on. The prizes are a $200 Etsy gift card and 5 Prize Packages detailed below {Christmas, Kids, Family and Home, Kitchen/Baking, and Stocking Stuffers.

Etsy Holiday Giveaway with 6 winners - $200 Etsy  gift card and 5 prize packages up for grabs! PLUS, an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide to browse! {The Love Nerds}


Etsy Holiday Giveaway with 6 winners - $200 Etsy  gift card and 5 prize packages up for grabs! PLUS, an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide to browse! {The Love Nerds}
Etsy Holiday Giveaway with 6 winners - $200 Etsy  gift card and 5 prize packages up for grabs! PLUS, an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide to browse! {The Love Nerds}
Etsy Holiday Giveaway with 6 winners - $200 Etsy  gift card and 5 prize packages up for grabs! PLUS, an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide to browse! {The Love Nerds}
Now, to the giveaway!! With over 40 shops and bloggers, there are LOTS of entry options. They are organized my social media platform, so you can easily follow on your preferred methods. Plus, don't forget to check out the Etsy Holiday Gift Guide for some gift ideas!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Apple Cake and Dip


It is that time of year when wonderful fruits and vegetables are harvested. We love new crop apples. They are sweet, crisp and it's time to bake with them. 

This recipe is another old one of my mother's. I don't know it's origin. I just remember how much I loved it when she baked it. 
My favorite part of course is the sauce that she always called dip.



Friday, October 17, 2014

Kitchen Remodel--Final Phase


At the end of summer it finally happened, we finished our 

"kitchen remodel". 

Every time I am in it cooking, washing dishes, whatever I can hardly believe it is really mine.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Pattern


Spindles Designs Etsy and Craftsy Shops
have a new pattern.  
Just in time to make for Christmas. 

" Santa Christmas Stocking"



Monday, October 13, 2014

Birthday Giveaway


Please join us in celebrating a very Happy Birthday to The Princess and her Cowboys. You have the chance to win some great prices. Enjoy!
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