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Homemade Peppermint Patties

April 4, 2012

My girls love peppermint patties and the pictures on this blog and the simplicity of the recipe….  i had to try.

i don’t have a good supply of colored chocolates right now, so i had to go with what i had.  regardless of the outside color, the inside is p.e.r.f.e.c.t.l.y. yum.

kris wants me to try next time with a dark chocolate outside, i want to try with other flavored oils!

My official taste-tester gives her taste a wobbley thumbs up!

Note: they’re very rich and you might like to make them just slightly smaller than you think you would – that way, you make more and whoever is eating them doesn’t have diabetes by the time they’re done with one.  Think somewhere between Junior Mints and Peppermint patty sized.


yarn wreath ornaments

December 21, 2010

loooook at this amazingly cute and mostly easy and fab tutorial over at ChristopherAndTia.  Miss Tia’s got it going ON, and i wanted to try a few myself!!

i thought the red and white would be my favorite:

but then there was the green, red and white:

and then a variety of combos of red, white, green and turquoise.  LOVE THEM ALL!!

i told beanie that she could pick one for each of her bus drivers and for her teachers and one for her bestie friend tomorrow before she went to school and we’d wrap them up for her to give…  i had to go out for a while tonight, and left all the supplies out, not thinking anything of it.  the girls really have always left my stuff alone, they know it’s “mama’s toys” and they ask before they touch anything…  hunny wandered away for a few minutes and when he returned to the livingroom, the little one was holding a ball of yarn while beanie was getting ready to cut a length.  he watched as they prepped an ornament, and LOOK AT WHAT MY 5 1/2 YR OLD FIGURED OUT BY HERSELF…

she used scotch tape to end them because she doesn’t know how to tie a knot.  she did a really good job!!  we’ll have a talk tomorrow about OMG,DON’TTOUCHMYSTUFFWITHOUTASKING…  but i *am* kinda proud that she’d just go ahead and DO this.  a fun project for everyone!!

pay it forward: the cut-n-paste edition.

January 21, 2008

so i signed on-board for this with mandy, and i’ve dragged my heels long enough, so here’s my part:

 Mandy calls it “Pay It Forward – Holly Hobby Edition.”  i wanna call it the “Hobby *L*obby Edition”, so anyone in the south, you can make something fabulous that i can’t because we don’t have hobby lobby’s in conencticut.  It’s kind of like a swap only you have a whole year to get your act together.  Here’s how it works:

– anyone with a blog can join.
– the first three people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade gift from me.
– I will send your gift within 365 days.
– in return, you have to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

See how easy that is? And if you don’t have a blog, here’s some goodness for you, too. Because Mandy’s a nice person, and  realizes not everyone is hip enough to have a blog… So, the first 3 people without a blog that leave me a comment will also receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days. In return, you must tell me (in your comment) what nice thing you will make for someone this year. Tell me what you will make and who will receive it.

 wa-la! that’s it!!  let the comments roll!!

look away, i’m hideous.

December 20, 2007

i haven’t had much to talk about here, there’s just so many times i can say “i’m working on clearing off my diningroom table” before you’ll click away… but i’ve been reading all sorts of other cool blogs that are done by amazing and mostly crafty people…. so if you’re disappointed by the content here, click on someone over there to the right, and have a good read…  and i’ll go back to the disaster in the diningroom.


December 6, 2007

so someone noticed that i haven’t posted since the whole nablopomo thing.  oi.  hi christy!  and i know i was tagged, so i’ll see what i can do…  7 more random things:

1) i almost burned my condo down leaving a tea kettle on the stove.  i was sad that i had wrecked my kettle, and hunny went all over trying to find the same one.  i had that one about a week when i nearly burned the condo down again.  so now i own a sunbeam hotshot, and i haven’t nearly burned any place i’ve lived down since.

2)  i cannot change the channel if the movie Bring it On is on.  i’m not ashamed.  i consider it broughten.

3)  our christmas tree is still undecorated.  it’s been up for 6 days, but it has lights and 4 candy canes on it.  wait, 3 candy canes, hunny let beanie have one while i was at work tonight.  it is wearing its tree skirt, but it has yet to be watered today.

4)  i love the new wrappers on oreos.  i can open a package and no one can tell that i’ve eaten the entire center row.

5)  kenneth is my favorite character on 30 rock.  or really, on any t.v. show.  again, no shame here.

6)  i listen to a.m. radio because i like to hear grownups talk.  except rush limbaugh and sean hannity.  then i’d rather listen to the hamster dance on radio disney.

7) last one!  etsy paid for our summer vacation this year.  (well, my etsy sales paid for summer vacation….)  we went away overnight and to some attractions on the CT shoreline.  next year, i hope etsy will send us to sesame street.  how awesome would that be??  my craftiness would allow me to meet my alter ego, pairie dawn??  and yeah, i’m sure the girls would have a good time, too.

so that’s all.  but all you people who DON’T have blogs, you’re kinda tagged, if ya wanna play.  leave me a random comment to play along!


November 27, 2007



i checked with etsy, and it seems as though they cannot handle this matter for the artist themselves, it’s up to the person who may be getting ripped off to stand up first.  good to know:

 If you see a copyright violation, the best and most effective thing to
do is alert the person who is infringed upon. If they decide that it is
something they want to take seriously, then that will be their choice.
It is speculated that some companies do not pursue copyright on purpose
because the spread of their name helps them.

This does not mean Etsy disregards Copyright. This only means that every
owner of a copyright has different interpretations of what they want,
and it is only within their right to speak for it. Etsy simply offers
information on copyright if we do not hear from the infringed. (-from etsyadmin)

how do you say “amen, sistah!” in pirate-speak?

September 19, 2007