Monday, December 31, 2012

Swap Shop December 2012 (Part 2)



Since I sent the Swap shop package a couple of weeks ago, I am going to assume that it's alright for me to post photos I took of my wrapping of vintage items for Vicki of of Vic and Lily Vintage.Although I won't be sharing what I sent her just yet, please enjoy the photos of my gift wrapping:





Friday, December 28, 2012

Swap Shop December 2012 (Part 1)

Long story short, kind of. Danni from Oh, Hello Friend announced that she was having another Swap Shop this December. I could not pass up this opportunity, especially since I'm such a fan of her shop/blog. We were paired by the aesthetic of our shops. I have luckily paired with Vicki of Vic & Lily Vintage, from Hong Kong. Please check out their blog, here.

This is just the first part of my blog posts of this swap, because I wanted to talk about different aspects of the swap separately. This post is just an introduction to the swap and photos of the lovely packaging that Vicki did! Happily I took some photos before I opened the parcel. The next blog post will be me modeling the lovely vintage clothes that I was given!







Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Baking (Part 2)

I decided to use the Snicker's that I had frozen since this past Halloween. I decided to melt them and dip large chunks of sourdough pretzels. Thus creating my own version of Snicker Covered Pretzels. The only thing was that, they were eaten so quickly, I didn't get to take any photos of my creations! But I do have a Pinterest link here, for those who want to make their own Snicker confections! Below is the only photo I took, my empty tray. I'd call this a huge success and I plan to make more, just to have a photoshoot re-do.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Baking!

I made some Stuffed Cookie Cups that I saw on Pinterest, please checkout the recipe here. Everyone loved them and I was very pleased at how delicious they were! Please enjoy some of my photos:

Mixing butter and sugar

Mixing the dry ingredients



































































































































































































One of the finished Stuffed Cookie Cups, they were all being eaten!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Liebster Award

Much thanks to Saralyn from Studio Maison Blog for nominating this blog for a Liebster Award! While I have enough time to answer these questions, I'll need some time to think about who to nominate.

11 Facts About Me:

1. Where are you most excited to travel?

Anywhere, but I do want to go to England or Ireland.

2. What is your favorite book?

A Christmas Carol. It's my favorite no matter what season it is.

3. What inspires your blog?
My Vintage Shop

4. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Watching bad TV or great classic TV.

5. What is your favorite movie?
It's a Wonderful Life... I guess I love Christmas too much.


6. Do you have any pets?
One Cat.


7. What is your favorite scent?
Vanilla and Coconut

8. If money was no object what would you buy?
A trip around the world.

9. Who inspires you the most?
Gandhi

10. What are you looking forward to the most during the holidays?
Some free time work.

11. How did you get started blogging?
I started blogging when I opened my shop!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Stuffing

I was able to help the Meals on Wheels program this past Thanksgiving. Please enjoy making some for your Christmas Feast.

Sausage Apple Stuffing Recipe
Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz. package cubed Herb Seasoned Stuffing
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups Onions, chopped
  • 1 pound Sage pork sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups Apples, peeled/cored/chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Pecans, chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 pint Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • Salt & Pepper
Directions
  1. Use a large bowl to soak stuffing in chicken stock.
  2. Using a pan, brown the sausage and crumble. Set aside to let drain.
  3. Add celery, garlic, apples, and onions to pan, with butter. Cook until softened.
  4. Mix cooked vegetables with stuffing.
  5. In a bowl, combine eggs with wine, sour cream, pecans, thyme, and parsley.
  6. Fold egg mix into stuffing bowl until evenly mixed. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Bake inside the Thanksgiving turkey, or separately in a baking dish at 350 degrees for at least one hour.
This is enough stuffing for a 20-lb. Turkey.