Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friday Favorites

I used to have a Friday Favorites post most weeks where I would share a few of my favorites things from other blogs.  It was a good way for me to keep track of the fun things I was finding.

Then I discovered   Pinterest Logo.

I'm guessing most of you already know about this fun (and totally addictive!) online tool but lately I've had a lot of people ask me about it.  Basically, it's like an online memo board where you "pin" sites that you want to refer back to for a recipe, craft project, gift idea, etc.  You can see what others are pinning too, which helps you find so much cool stuff!  You can categorize your boards in as many ways as you'd like (some of mine include Christmas, Favorite Recipes, School Stuff, etc).  I love how easy it is to find something online that I want to save for future reference, click "Pin It" from my toolbar and then the link (and a cute little picture of it) goes right onto one of my boards. 

So, when you have some time, check it out.  If you need an invitation to join in, let me know and I will send you one. 

In the meantime, here are a few things I've recently pinned...

Super cute Santa cookies made from Nutter Butters

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Source: via Jennifer (HomeMatters) on Pinterest

Lasagna Soup
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Source: via Jennifer(HomeMatters) on Pinterest

Tips for taking pictures of your Christmas tree
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Source: via Jennifer (HomeMatters) on Pinterest

So, the week got away from me and this is my first post.  I'm prepared for next week though.  On Monday I will be sharing my favorite cookie recipe and I'll have a little giveaway to go with it.  Hope you'll stop by to visit.

Have a great weekend! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thankful For The Technology Break

Image Detail  I've been without my computer for a couple of weeks now.  Some crazy virus had started attacking my computer and each time I tried to use email or open a new page on the internet, it would attack my system all over again. 

So, now my computer seems to be fixed and running well (thanks to my husband!). 

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, and good food! 

I'll be back to posting this week with a recipe and I'll give you a peek at our Christmas decorations.  Hope you'll stop by to visit.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Southern Christmas Show

"Cakes and cookies, toys and gifts.  Christmas at your fingertips..." 

If you live anywhere in the Charlotte area you are probably quite familiar with that little jingle advertising the Southern Christmas Show.  This is its 44th year.  I grew up going to it and even worked at it with my parents for a few years.  It's a tradition for many in this area and kicks off the holiday season. 

Lauren and I were trying to sneak pictures as we walked along so the photography is not the greatest.  Between the huge crowds and some vendors not allowing pictures, we did the best we could.  Of all we managed to take these turned out the best. 

She loved all of the twinkling lights hanging down. 

Lots of eye candy with room vignettes set up by area designers. 

There are also door displays and Christmas Tree Lane.  Lots of fun stuff to see. 

The Southern Christmas Show runs through Sunday, Novemebr 20th.  Tickets are available at the door and you can also get discounted tickets at all area Harris Teeter stores.  See all of the information you need HERE

Tomorrow I will share a couple of the neat things we bought at the show and share my recipe for Apple Pie Cake.  Hope you'll stop by...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Host a Hershey's Cookie Exchange Party

I've been quiet the past couple of weeks.  Life has been busy.  I do have some new posts in the works so stay tuned for some new recipes in the coming days (cookies, dessert and dinners!).

In the meantime, I wanted to share some information about a fun opportunity.

You can apply to host a Hershey's Cookie Exchange Party.  How fun!  Simply fill out the form to enter and if you are selected you will receive this following...

  • (1) Hershey’s® and Betty Crocker® co-branded Holiday Apron for the Host
  • (3) packages of Hershey’s® Kisses® chocolates
  • (1) container of Hershey’s® Cocoa
  • (3) pouches of Betty Crocker® Cookie Mixes
  • (15) Hershey’s® bakery boxes for guests to carry their favorite cookies home
  • (16) Hershey’s® and Betty Crocker® recipe cards featuring classic cookie recipes including: Peanut Butter Blossoms, Chocolate Snowballs, Easy Holiday Cutout Cookies and Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Hershey's will select 1,000 people to host these parties.  Winners will be notified by the end of this month. 

    Good luck!  Let me know if you are one of the lucky winners.