Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I love neighbors!

Everywhere we have lived, we have been blessed with such wonderful neighbors. We still keep in touch with many of them.  

I have not been able to do much baking this year due to work, basketball, traveling and company. No problem when you have neighbors!

I am sure you can guess what we gave everyone. I have been working on it for 6 months.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I found these cute bottles at Hobby Lobby.

I hope you enjoy your neighbors as much as we do!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cookie Swap

I had my annual Christmas Cookie Swap here last week. I was WOWED by the turnout! I think I decided I need to knockout a wall before next year. We had a fun filled night with lots of fellowship, food, games and none the less..........cookies!

We even had some sitting in the chairs.

This year I made Peanut Butter Bars.

They were quick, easy and yummy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Need an idea for a game at your next Christmas party??

Try this......... read right.......Reindeer Poop!

To make this game, you will need to get several different candy bars. Cut them up into small pieces and place them on a plate. Sprinkle powder sugar over the candy just enough to lightly cover it. 

Number each candy and have your guest write their answer on a piece of paper.

Here are the ones I did....

Can't figure them out? Need a closer look?

What??? Still don't know???? Let's try something a little easier!

Multiple Choice

 Twix          Snickers           100 Grand

 Hersheys           Skittles          Crunch

 Twix         M&Ms           Kit Kat

 Mars          Mounds         Reeces
 3 Musketeers        Heath        Almond Joy

Clark               Oh Henry Bar        Butterfinger

So how did you do?

If you chose the last answer for all of them, you were correct.
If you did not get any right, then I suggest you go out and buy every candy bar. I want you to study them! Inspect, smell and taste each one.  Get to know your candy. You never know this game could be at the next party you go to.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Polar Express Pajama Day

As I have mentioned before, I am head of the Theme Day committee at work. I decided for the month of December to make it a Polar Express Pajama Day. We wore our pajamas, watched the movie Polar Express on the big screen and had a hot chocolate buffet.

The Pajamas

I think we should declare everyday pajama day!
The Polar Express Movie

You can't board the Polar Express train without your ticket!

Hot Chocolate Buffet

The options on the buffet were.....

hot chocolate

candy canes

chocolate chips


Not pictured was whipped topping and sprinkles.

All of those together make a yummy cup of hot cocoa!

The kids loved  having options and choosing their own!

It was such a fun day!