Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Christmas Eve,my daughter and I spent two hours making our yearly white chocolate pretzels.We melt white chocolate chips and dip the pretzels,then we add peanuts,I love honey roasted and red and green m & m's.We bag them up for the stockings.We buy various candies every year,count out the bags and put them in freezer bags for the stockings,also.I make my carrot cake every year,it's too addicting,so it's just for Christmas.I also make my turkey on Christmas eve day,so on Christmas I just have sliced turkey for sandwiches,chips,cut up cheeses and onion dip,soda and no cooking on Christmas,WooHoo!I cook a million things on Thanksgiving,so Christmas is an easy day.
Monday, December 10, 2007
My favorite blogger is Blondie http://vintageprims.blogspot.com/ She makes you laugh and think and so cozy you want to visit her just to revive your spirit.She's a true southern woman,go to her blog and get ready to enjoy her life,love you Blondie.
Posted by Winter at Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
I am a yankee candle nut and love scents.In all my buckets in storage,I put yankee candles and potpourri,when you open the top it all smells wonderful,your stuff smells good and when you put it all out,your house will smell good.Makes it your smell already in the house.I'm into a scent of a home,tells alot about the person.Some homes have animal smells,yuck,I have a puppy,fish,gecko and parakeets,keep the cages clean and puppy accidents are cleaned right then.Nothing's worse than walking into a zoo smelling home,sets a thought about that person when you think of them.Some homes are cleaning agent smells,a certain cleaner,some are a certain potpourri or candle smell,when you smell it somewhere else you think of them.You can get fabreeze and spray your curtains,that helps,I just got the lavendar vanilla scent,yummy.You can simmer cinnamon,cloves,nutmeg,etc in a little pan of water,instant potpourri,don't leave it though,it can evaporate rather quickly.Scents go down into the pours of wood,ever smell a piece of furniture from being stored,you can get the scent out,wash it off,clean it with a wood wash,like Murphys Soap.Scents go into fabric,like curtains and carpets.Anyway,just remember the smell of your home is how many people think of you when you're not around,especially if it's a smoking home,scents are very powerful triggers in your brain.You know when as an adult you smell a scent that reminds you of a whole childhood memory or person.