Friday, December 30, 2011

Auld Lang Syne

Start practicing...
tomorrow is the big day...

Auld Lang Syne Lyrics
English Version


Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?



CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.



(CHORUS)


And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.



(CHORUS)
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.



(CHORUS)
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.



(CHORUS)
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

(CHORUS)

OK, so I must admit...
I just sing the chorus!
But I thought you'd find the 
whole shebang interesting.

Cheers to 2012!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

L-O-V-E!!!

I love these sentiments to 
start the new year...




both from el em bee


2012 here we come!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Sensible New Year Idea

As the new year approaches I start thinking about th
"grown up stuff" that I should be, need to be and ought to be doing. 

I recently stumbled upon this on Pinterest and I thought it was interesting!


Yes I have all of these things, but just not as organized as I should.... 
it's the responsible thing to do...
Maybe this year I will do it...

I'm just saying'!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My Gift To You!

Here it is my Christmas
 gift to you...

101 Pretty & Free Printables!
From the super fun blog
Click on the link to pour over oodles 
of free printable fun!


This is the most comprehensive list of free printables I've ever seen and thanks to Everything Etsy, I can share it with you.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world and sharing your creative ideas & allowing me to share mine. 
And MANY thanks to all the craft folks out there that share their talents & allow me to highlight them here... Merry Christmas one & all!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hot Chocolate Fun!

Don't forget your
Chocolate Dipped
Candy Canes 
when you serve your 
hot chocolate this weekend!

Santa's coming tonight...

Ho, Ho, Ho!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Brownie Trees

'Tis the season
for baking!

Brownie Trees

Too Stinkin' Cute!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One More Thing On My List...

Dear Santa,

I know this is very last minute, 
but I must have this 
Wonder Woman Kitchen Aid Mixer!

Love,
Mary



Monday, December 19, 2011

Reindeer Bites

I love these
Reindeer Bites
found on Pinterest
Yes, they are chocolate covered 
Nutterbutter Cookies...
Yes, those are broken pretzel antlers...

Could you just die or what???

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer

Thank you to
for sharing this 
FREE
Downloadable Bookmark!


This is a really cute & easy
last minute stocking stuffer idea!
They would also make 
darling gift tags or gift tie-ons!
Click on over to
to get yours!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fun Photo Wrap

What a fun wrap 
to find under the tree...

That Martha is so creative!

Friday, December 16, 2011

More NYE Fun...

Had to share a favorite 
NYE Decorations Idea

from Fiskars

Love the count down corks!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Years Ideas

Here are some fun
ideas to help 
ring in 2012!!!

I love this midnight dinner party idea 
 I love the black eyed peas in the sparkler bucket (ya know they should be eaten on new years day for good luck!) And the "Midnight" Intense Dark chocolate is a nice touch. Lastly, for all of us early to bed people, you can start your midnight dinner party at 9pm (since it's midnight in New York!)...

This is a fun & simple NYE activity...


And it's always fun to send 
guests home with a midnight snack!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Shortcake Kabobs!

OMG these look delish!!!

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs


Ingredients
1 lemon pound cake
2 boxes strawberries
White chocolate
  Kabob sticks


This delicious idea came from 
Be sure to go check out this fab blog 
& get the step-by-step instructions 
on how to make these lovelies yourself!

Enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bursting With Excitement

Fun idea from

Santa does this sometimes to make sure the kids stay in their room (no peeking) 
and then the kiddos get to BUST out, 
and run to open their presents... 
Thank you Secrets of a Super Mommy for sharing this simple & creative idea!

Fun stuff!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Build Your Own Snowman

I had to share this 
great idea from

Build Your Own 
Ice Cream Snowman!!!


What a Wonderful...
Wintery...
Frosty...
Yummy...

Treat!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Morning Treats!

In these final days leading up to "the big day" we are all scrabbling to put the finishing touches on Christmas Morning! 
Don't forget to have a little breakfast treat ready... 

That said, here's a yummy recipe to 
enjoy while you lounge in your 
new robe & slippers...
and while the kiddos play with 
their new toys from Santa!

2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1/2 C. maple syrup
1/3 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. chopped pecans, optional
1/4 C. chopped almonds, optional

Spray a fluted pan with non-stick spray. Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (if desired).

Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top.

Lay the biscuits on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together) to form a ring.

Top with remaining syrup and sugar mixtures.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and enjoy!

Got to All Things Delicious to get 
the step-by-step pictorial on how to 
make this yummy creation...

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

DIY Ornament Idea

I love this idea 

Just take an old key...
Add your favorite beads & festive do-dads...
Add you address from the house you grew up in!


What a wonderful memory ornament
to remind you of where you woke up 
with child like excitement on
Christmas morning!

Fa, la, la, la, la!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Treats For Santa

It's always a good idea to leave the traditional
Cookies & Milk for Santa!

Here are some clever new ideas 
to add to that tradition & 
shake things up a bit!

Elf Donuts made with Cheerios!

Reindeer Food

Cute Reindeer Food 
Free Printables

Ho, Ho, Ho!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

From The Desk of Santa

Looking for some 
convincing stationery
to leave a note from Santa 
on Christmas morning???

Check this out...

This stationery would be great 
for your Elf on the Shelf to use as 
a report back from the North Pole...
Go to Design Editor to get your download!

Looking for something 
a little fancier???
 I had to share what I'm doing this year...
The talented Tracey Christian
over at 
Christian Calligraphy
made these up for me...


I can't wait for 
Christmas Morning!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Spoon Full of Holiday Cheers

Love, Love, Love
these hand stamped spoons!


The 12 Days of Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Classic Christmas Carols

New Years Eve Cheer

You can get these from 

Delicious!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Years Eve Idea!

I love this idea for 
New Years Eve...
DIY Glitter Pumps!

Supplies you'll need to make this happen:
Then hop on over to
a happenin' little blog
to get the step by step on how to 
really glam up for the upcoming 
New Years Eve festivities!

BTW the perfect pair of pumps 
are at Payless
right now, and they are 
on sale for $24.99 (reg $34.99)...

Now I'm just hoping they've got 
some BOGO goin' on!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Looking for some 
stocking stuffer inspiration???
Then check out


and



Really Fun Stuff!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Naughty or Nice

I love these fun
Naughty or Nice
gift ideas...

Pin Set
from Oh My Eye

Personalized 8x12 Bag

Pillow from 

Gift Tags
from Scrapbits
Set of 10 Jars


Naughty or Nice Party Collections

Which one are you???
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