Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Decorations

I love to make decorations. I feel they represent my taste and gives my home a warm feeling.
I have learned to make quite a few things over the years and have come up with many ideas. This is the best time of the year to try something new. My head is swarming with ideas and now it's just finding the time to make them.

Here is a simple and inexpensive centerpiece for your table or counter.

Just take a big glass bowl, any shape and size is fine.

Then fill it up with different size ornaments. Any color and shape. I chose different shades of red and green in different sizes.

I use mine in the middle of the dinning room table. Great little centerpiece to add some color to the room.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Decorations and House Cleaning

I love Christmas. I love the atmosphere, the feeling, the decorations, food, family, you name it I love it.

I normally get started on pulling out the Christmas Decorations and slowly put them up. A little here and there and I have most of it done by the 1st or 2nd of December. I hope to get a real tree this year, never have had a real one. We will see. If we do I want the biggest we could fit on top of our van and get through the door. I have vaulted ceilings so a huge one would look so nice.
Here are some decorations I have made in the past. I prefer handmade over bought. I feel it adds more of a personal touch and so much fun to make.

I have decided to tackle the master bathroom. I had it really nice and clean and no clutter but I swear one thing gets left out and it multiplies like crazy. I really need to clean under the sink and get things out of there that are not needed or old and organize what I have so it is easier to find and use.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish all my friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving.

This year like many of the other years we will spend Thanksgiving without Chris. As much as we would love him here with us, this makes it possible for him to be home Christmas. So if I had to choose I rather it be this way and him be home to celebrate Christmas as a family.

I have the Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes cooking as I write this, this is my contribution to the family dinner we have every year at my parents home. (We do Christmas here) So as soon as I am done with that we will be on our way there to spend this day with family.

Stay safe and enjoy this special day with the people who mean the most to you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Husband gone, got to keep busy

I tend to hold off on all the cleaning (major stuff) while husband is home. I want to spend every minute with him while he is home, seeing that he is gone 1 month at a time.
So since my husband left today :( I got busy with the major cleaning that needed to be done.

My list of things to do included 2 of the 3 bathrooms and doing some laundry. I know not a lot but small steps works better with me since I have 3 kids and a few other things planned today.

I took about a hour of my day to walk up to the school to watch the Veteran's Day program they have each year. I enjoyed it and the weather was great. To top it off, Nic was awesome there so that helped.

After I got home from getting the kids at school I started baking some Peanut Butter cookies for the kids and myself :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Football and Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings

Chris watching the game

Today was Football day in the Young's' House. I thought since this was Chris' last day at home I would make him something special to eat during football. I have never made Chicken Wings before so I searched for a recipe. I did not find any that I liked, so I made one myself.
I must say it turned out real good. served these with some waffle fries.

2lbs chicken wings (assorted)
1 stick of unsalted butter
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup hot sauce
2 tbsp White Vinegar
1/2 cayenne pepper
Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F
Season wings with salt and pepper
Fry for 10-12 minutes, be sure to do them in 1-2 batches
In a large saucepan, heat butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, cayenne pepper and white vinegar.
When wings are done, pour over cooked wings and serve hot.