Monday, February 27, 2012

Please Hold....

As you well know, it's been a while since I've posted.  Truth be told, it's been a while since I've done any sewing or crafting.  (I know - GASP!!)  I've been having a lot of fatigue and other symptoms lately and I just haven't felt like doing much.  I'm working with my doctor to try and get to the bottom of things.  Until then, crafts are on the back burner.

Please say a little prayer when you think of me and I hope to be back to 'normal' before too long!

Monday, February 13, 2012


I've been busy, as I'm sure all of you have been.  I thought I would give you a little sneak peak at some of the craft projects I've been able to start on and one I've actually finished.  (I'll spare you the pictures of all the baskets of laundry and my beautiful vacuum that seem to be my constant companions.)

Finished Projects
Working on...

I'm hoping to have at least one of these projects done in the next week to share with you all.  A couple of prayers and fingers crossed that everyone stays well and I don't come across any good reads to distract me.

Have a great Monday!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Oh, The Things You'll Find

Isn't it funny what you will find in your home?  We have moved many times as a family in the almost 11 year we've been married.  Each and every time we were told asked to go to a new location, it was always a good time to purge all the extra things we had accumulated.  

We haven't had an opportunity to purge in a few years.  A huge blessing in my mind.  Since we haven't had to move, many things have been sneaking their way into our home and staying much longer than needed.  I shared with you in Domino Effect Projects post about our basement clean up.  We went through so many boxes that day!  I was on a mission those couple of days, though.

I don't usually have much trouble getting rid of things, but I was really surprised at some of the things we found.  One box was full of papers that just needed to be shredded.  Several other boxes were full of religious books, work book and note books full of sermon notes.  Another box was full of Lori Wick books my sister and I read during our high school years.  My doll collection is stored in another box awaiting the day we get the basement finished to bring them out for all to see.  Kevin and I each had a box filled with high school/college mementos - pictures, awards, shirts, tassels and such.  Pretty humorous!

We found one of our old license plates.  I believe the other Alberta plate was given to a friend who collects plates.
I also found an old pair of jeans of mine.  I have no idea how many hours I spent stitching the flowers, leaves and vines on this leg.  I do recall having a horrible stiff neck on several occasions after stitching sessions.
 I even filled in some of the flowers and leaves.
Many items were sorted and gone through and a lot of things were put aside for the spring yard sale, put to the side to donate or just thrown away.  

I did hold on to my senior sweatshirt, Alberta license plate and my jeans.  There are just some things that I can't seem to get rid of.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mint Oreo Truffles

If you recall, in my Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie recipe I mentioned my love for Reese's and Oreo.  I try really hard not to go down the cookie isle at the grocery just so I'm not tempted.  I was unable to avoid the temptation during a couple of my pregnancies and ended up with a 40 lb weight gain.  Not a comfortable thing during a Georgia summer!

The Original Oreo Truffles are yummy, but the Mint version are extreme - and I'm not really a mint person!

Mint Oreo Truffles

6 oz Philly Cream Cheese (softened)
1 pkg. (15.25 oz)  Cool Mint Oreos, finely crushed
1 pkg. (24 oz) white almond bark

1.  Mix crushed mint Oreos and softened cream cheese in a mixer until smooth.
 2.  Using a cookie scoop or spoon, roll into balls (about the size of a walnut). Chill for 30 minutes or more.
3.  Follow directions on Almond Bark package for melting in microwave.
4.  Dip balls in melted Almond Bark and let set on wax paper.
5.  Refrigerate.

These are great for get togethers and sharing with friends and neighbors.  Although, you may want to make 2 batches if you are wanting to sample and share - just to make sure you have enough.  


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