Sunday, December 20, 2009

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups!

No matter how busy I may get during the holidays...there's always time to make one of my all-time favorites...Peanut Butter cups.

Here's the recipe:

1 Cup Butter
1 3/4 Cup Graham Cracker crumbs
1 Cup Peanut butter
2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 - 12 ounce Packages of Chocolate Chips

Melt butter and let cool.
Add graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.
Mix together well.
Press into 9x13 pan or into individual cups (see photos).
Melt chocolate chips and spread on top (works best by dropping with spoon).
Place in fridge to harden.
Cut into squares (if pan was used).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Good Things Come in Small Packages...

Many years ago a friend showed me these adorable little "Survival" kits and ever since then I have been making and selling them. Originally I started out with ones for "Friendship" and "Mothers" but over the years I've created a variety of others (some by request). This year I had a request to make a Grandmother's kit (not sure why I hadn't thought of it previously) and I'm so glad they did. It's been a great seller and each time I put one together it brings me such joy to know that such a "little" gift can mean so much-both to the giver and to the receiver.

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas came early!!

I snuck out (literally) to an estate sale this morning. I say that..because it has come to my attention that I have TOO much stuff....I call it inventory but my sweet husband calls it "junk". So I told tim that I would try not to go sale-ing for a while. However this was a sale that I just couldn't pass up. When the listing said "vintage Christmas items"...they were absolutely right!

I picked up boxes and boxes (and more boxes) of miniture glass ball ornaments, vintage Santa's, vintage reindeer, a pink brush tree (already decorated), a handful of elf ornaments, strands and strands of vintage mercury garland...and this list goes on and on...

Thank you Santa..for coming to visit me early this year!