Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale!!!



Hello all! I am having a Cyber Monday Sale at my etsy shop! Actually it will run for a few weeks. Save 15% by using my coupon code FROSTY15.

I will be listing new items all week so be sure to keep checking back!
Visit my etsy shop here

My first gift set! A Cuff Bracelet with a matching Vintage Glass Pearl Necklace

Pretty In Pink Statement Necklace

Victorian Christmas Cuff Bracelet with Vintage West Germany Brooch!




Friday, November 26, 2010

Traditions


Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la laaa! It's that time of the year again! My tree went up last night, or as my friend Nikki calls it, my triangle bush. My sweet child has been begging for a Christmas tree all week. "Mom, will it be green? Will it have blue, red, and orange? Is it time yet?" So sweet. My husband on the other hand has a standing rule that the tree should not go up until Thanksgiving turkey has been digested.

Every year when we have our tree talk, with me begging to put it up the week of Thanksgiving and him telling me not until after, reminds me of our very first Christmas together. We were newly married, expecting our first baby and I had my own tree that was meticulously decorated with matching burgundy and silver ornaments. After our first Thanksgiving I went to put it up and my husband gave me a look like "huh?" He thought a tree should be decorated for a child with every color and colored lights. I couldn't disagree more. Then came the compromise. A tree for a kid but with clear lights. So off we went to get a new tree.

It was hard for me to change my ways but as I look at our tree, five years later, I am so glad he pushed his opinion. Instead of having a tree out of a magazine I have a tree that is full of so many memories. I see our first ornament we bought together, Darth Vadar, who sits at the top and is extremely heavy, the ornament that my little sissy gave us to celebrate our first Christmas together, Mad's first Christmas ornament that I love so much, and the Blue's Clues ornament that made my little girl's face light up when she saw it when she was two.





As the years go by, with a new ornament every year, I can't wait for the day that I get to hand Mad's ornaments to her to decorate her tree and then maybe just maybe my husband will let me have a tree straight out a magazine again. Then again probably not, got to think of the grandchildren.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Working Like an Elf

I have been working on a ton of new items for my Etsy shop. I plan on listing a few new things everyday, leading up to Black Friday! I will post a coupon code on Thursday, Thanksgiving, that you can use on Friday. Also, for all of my international readers, just let me know if you like something and we can work shipping out.

Vintage Cuff Bracelets



Classic Statement Necklaces





I hope everyone has a great week.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Snicker Who? Snicker Doodle!


I made yummy Snickerdoodle cookies this afternoon. I love these cookies. I got my recipe from this wonderful website that used to be called Recipezaar but is now called Food.com.
Anyway, they are one of my favorite cookies to make this time of year. They are soft and full of cinnamon goodness. I thought I would share this amazing recipe. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Change Measurements: US | Metric

Directions:Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl.
3 Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
4 Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture.
5 Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
6 Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar, and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
7 Scoop 1 inch globs of dough into the sugar/ cinnamon mixture.
8 Coat by gently rolling balls of dough in the sugar mixture.
9 Place on chilled ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 10 minutes.
10 Remove from pan immediately and take a look at your delicious cookies!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wow...It's Been Forever



Halloween was great. Miss M had a blast trick-or-treating and she was the cutest Cat in the Hat ever. (Ignore me, I'm biased.) It was chilly though. We only did it for about an hour before hot coffee was calling my name.


I have finished a couple of new handbags for my etsy shop. I love them. I think they are so sweet looking. I am a huge fan of pink and green and boy does it show.




So that's about it. Like I said I have been busy but with Christmas around the corner I should have more craft projects coming your way like handmade (by my kiddo) Christmas cards, handmade stockings, and a few ornaments.

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week.