Monthly Archives: November 2012

50 uses for Baking Soda



Brocoli (I love info grafix!)


DIY decorative Winter Windows

I wouldn’t have thought of this myself! From

Spray-on window snow – remember this stuff? I do. We’d be giddy if we got to apply any of this (possibly from seasonal merriment, possibly from the spray fumes) but would never do much more than spray corners of the windows to simulate the drifting snow that was, frankly, already all over the outer side of the windows, the drive, the yard, the steps. So. Much. Snow.

It’s time for spray-on-snow redux. I came across this great  lace style stencilling for windows and thought it would be perfect for spray on snow.



I’m going to have to see about getting some stencils! Meanwhile, should any of you try this, send me some pics and we’ll share the love! Get more details on the above designs here.


Looking for an adult Christmas treat?

Here’s  a good one that’s really easy to make, Chocolate Rum balls.




12 oz. vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
1 cup chopped nuts

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup rum
confectioners’ sugar, flaked coconut, crushed nuts or chocolate sprinkles

In a large bowl combine cookie crumbs, nuts and cocoa. Add sweetened condensed milk and rum; mix well. Chill 30 minutes; shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll in confectioners’ sugar or coconut. Cover and store in refrigerator. Re-roll in confectioners’ sugar before serving, if desired. The flavor of these candies is improved after 24 hours.

I’m making these very soon!

Benefits of chia seeds


Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Salt dough hand Ornament