Saturday, November 19, 2016

How to Build a Pretzel "Pallet" Snowman

Once again, Pinterest inspired.  
Almond bark covered pretzel snowman.
 I am calling it a pretzel "pallet" snowman
because it resembles those
pallet wood lawn ornaments. 

I laid out my pretzels.

I spread the melted white bark or candy melts
on the diagonal on one side of the pretzels. 
Let set in the fridge for a few minutes.
Turned over and frosted the back side. Let set.

After the pretzels are stuck together it is much
easier to handle and I could pretty much just
dip in the chocolate,
then place the hat brim pretzel.

I stood them up in between my cooling rack wires to set.

But first, while the bark is still wet,
I added sprinkles to mimic pines and holly berries. 

When set, added a little "snow" to the hat.

Piped eyes and mouths with more chocolate bark.

When I added orange gel food coloring
to the candy melts it became like a dough consistency
so I went with it and formed little noses
which I actually like much better than if I had piped them on!

All wrapped up and off to the Bazaar
along with some marshmallow reindeer pops
and pretzel rod turkeys.

I'm lovin' the prepackaged eyes.
They make it so easy to create these little
novelty food faces and give such personality.

These marshmallow reindeer are on sucker sticks
although you can't tell from the photos.

See you at the Holiday Bazaar!!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Ala Mode Parfait

It's that time of year again...

It's aaaall about the Pumpkin !

I'm addicted to this simple
and easy to assemble ice cream dessert.

 3 Basic Ingredients.  
Just layer in a glass,
as much or as little of each as you desire.

               1- Ice Cream--vanilla or whatever you feel 
                                      would go with pumpkin.
                                      Tonight it's Caramel Pecan.
           2-Caramel or Salted Caramel--ice cream topping
                                  or the kind in the tub for dipping apples.
           3-Canned Pumpkin--just spoon in right from the can
                                  I use the plain pumpkin 
                                             because I like to control the amount
                                 of spice by sprinkling on my own
                                 powdered Pumpkin Pie Spice.
                                But you could use the pie filling kind, it
                               would just have more spices already added.

Can you see that pumpkin pie spice sprinkled in there? mmmm!

The finishing touch?   a Pizzelle

Those pretty, thin, lacy Italian cookies  
cooked on a pizzelle iron.  

Tastes like a waffle cone and 
is the perfect compliment to our sundae.

I buy them boxed.

I've never tried making them myself
but I imagine they are amazing fresh and warm
straight off the iron.

I found a recipe at



Sharing at    Share Your Cup Thursday

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Annie Sloan Dining Chairs Makeover

I'm breaking out the Annie Sloan
and tackling a couple of
high back cane back dining chairs
I picked up at a yard sale.

I'm loving how they're turning out already.

I think this fabric should be 
perfect for reupholstering 
the seat cushions!!

Stay tuned for more later....


Thursday, June 30, 2016

My EBay Items

I enjoy shopping estate sales.
Try as I might, ha!, 
I can't possibly keep everything.

So today I'm sharing some finds I have
listed on my EBay page.

This pair of adorable fruit and floral bud vases

cute little boy and girl in Victorian dress.

They have the sweetest faces!

An artist signed Fenton bowl
in the  Violets in the Snow pattern.

A set of 6 Depression Glass era
two-handled cream soup bowls
from around the 1930's.

Fostoria Glass Co.

the pretty Versailles pattern

Feel free to stop by and take a closer look
here .


Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Best Dad

Not only is my husband a great person and husband,
he's also the Best kind of Dad.

Right from the start he wanted to be involved...

took off time of work to be home when the 
babies came home from the hospital.

He enjoyed giving baths, changing diapers, everything.

Playing Hide and Seek was everyone's  favorite.
He would hang the blankets on the side of the crib
so he couldn't be seen.

Then made sounds until they found him.

Later it became a routine to 
take a bike ride in the evening after we'd eaten.  
Me, being the stay at home mom, 
needed a break about then,
so off they went on their ride while I cleaned up
and loaded the dishwasher. 


Happy Father's Day 
You're The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!