Hi there all you darling bloggettes!
As you know there has been some interesting changes going on at my house since this summer! In the midst of this BUSY Christmas Season I thought I would get one more post out before I leave for the Midwest to spend Christmas with my family and give you just a taste of what has happened so far and is finished.
Here is a wonderful chair I found at a Consignment Shop and would you believe it had just been marked down to $69.00!!!
Did I even have to think about it??? NO! So I found exactly the right fabric and took it right to the upholsterer where it got re-covered and "plumped-up" a bit.
Take a look at it now...a taupe-y, carmel and cream "wool-look" check. I touched up the legs and wa-la, I have a wonderful comfy new chair.
Another BIG thing (for California!) is I painted the INSIDE of my front door red! With BM's Tyler Taupe walls the old White color just sat there...and I wanted the front door to be my focal point. Besides, the front wall of the kitchen to the left is also RED as are the lower cabinets, too. Then the room just to the right (which is my Sewing Room whose door I keep open all the time), that door in there looked bad white when you looked that direction from the Great Room...So...
I painted that door also. This one leads to the garage, (remember I showed the STARCHED CHICKENS in a previous post.) So how do ya like it? I love it and now am on a kick to paint all the doors in the bedroom hallway a color. Will keep you posted!
There are several other changes to show, but either they are not quite finished or I don't have a picture. Haven't put up any Christmas decorations as I will be gone and by the time I get back on New Years they will look tired and will have to be packed away. Odd for me, but never fear...
I have a couple of EASY CHRISTMAS COOKIE recipes for you. Instead of decorating this year, I baked! Mr. Significant Other thinks it is great! HA
This first one, called HOLIDAY WREATHS have been a favorite in my family for years.
So here goes:
1/3 Cup butter
1 10 oz. pkg. regular marshmallows
1 t. green food coloring
6 cups Corn Flakes
Red cinnamon candies
Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pan over medium heat.stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted and it is all smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in food coloring and Corn Flakes
Butter (or spray with Pam) yourhands and (work fast here, as once you finally get the corn flakes mixed into the marshmallows mixture, it gets stickier and stickier! LOL) I even put it back on the" turned off" burner to keep it warm! Just look at this next picture...and that is when it had already been scraped out! (For those of a "more mature" age, does that yellow TUPPERWARE MEASURING CUP from the 50's look familiar! LOL
Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop it out to wax paper, flatten them out and quickly add the 3 cinnamon hearts. If you have kids or grand kids this is a good job for them because if the cookies sit too long they lose the stickiness and the hearts fall off. ;-(
And here is your finished product! Keep 'em tightly covered or they will get REALLY sticky! Use them to garnish a cookie tray or just eat 'em. They count as breakfast food, right..remember they are mostly corn flakes!.
These HAYSTACK COOKIES are from
cooks, com and are so easy and quick.
3 cups quick oats
3 TBSP. cocoa
1/2 C coconut
1/2 C nuts Mix these 4 ingredients in a large bowl and set aside
BRING TO A ROLLING BOIL:
2 C sugar
1/2 C milk
1/2 C butter
Pour the hot mixture (and it IS HOT!) into the dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper. Cool and serve! That's all there is to it and they are so quick and easy. Enjoy
I WANT TO WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WILL LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR BLOGS MORE IN 2012 AND I WILL HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK TO VISIT ME OFTEN AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT!