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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours. See you in 2015!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie bombs

I made these last Christmas and they were so delicious, I just HAD to make them again!  This is the most decadent - and delicious dessert I have come across in a long time and I have The Domestic Rebel to thank for these.  
You just HAVE to make a batch!  

Here's her recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel Recipe type: Bombs Prep time:  1 hour 30 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  2 hours Serves: 15-18 My SIGNATURE recipe. Bomb your diet. Do it. Ingredients ¾ cup butter, softened¾ cup brown sugar¼ cup white sugar2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch salt2 cups miniature chocolate chips, divided1 pkg fudge brownie mix, baked and cooled1 pkg Candiquik or chocolate almond bark
Instructions Let’s make some dough! In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the milk and vanilla; beat to combine. Lastly, beat in the flour and pinch of salt until a soft dough forms. Stir in ONE (1) cu…

Christmas Movie Decorating

It's almost Christmas and I am FINALLY starting to feel like myself again!  WooHoo!!  Unfortunately, I am waaaay behind on my decorating.  I've managed to get a few things out and I thought I'd share some things from some of our favorite Christmas movies.  Let's get started......
We had more snow last week, so I bundled myself up and went out to take a few pics.  Do you see the movie reference in this one?  And, yes, those are snowflakes flying!!
My son gave me this a few years ago.  It is from one of my all-time favorite shows.
Here's a hint.......imagine it filled with eggnog!
This one might be a stretch, but I realized that I hadn't shared any view of the kitchen either.  As you can see, the main color is red.  The scale was found at an estate sale a few years ago and the snowman hat was from a gift.
So, how did you do?  Did you get all 4 movie references?  I'm so glad you stopped by the cottage.  Stop by again later this week.  I have an amazing recipe to sh…

It's Beginning......

....to look a "little" like Christmas!

It has been a tough week at the cottage.  Last week I shared that we were battling some germs.  Hubby spent the better part of 3 days in bed with a cold and then I got a sore throat....I'm still coughing and sneezing a bit, but, hopefully this is the end of it.

The down-side?  I've barely started my Christmas decorating!  Let me show you the little bit that did get done.


One of the days when my hubby was sick in bed, I got outside and managed to get lights on and hang the garland on the porch.  Can I just say, "It was REALLY cold!"  There used to be a canvas awning that edged the top of the porch. We removed it, but the loops for holding it in place are still there - perfect for hanging the garland with cable ties!  
Let's walk up on the porch and see my sled. This is one of my favorite decorations!  I found the sled at a yard sale years ago.  I added some artificial greens, a bow, the Santa yard stake, and some antique…

Pretty in Pink......

....and green & gold!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This was one of the few that we did not cook.  We spent the day with friends and had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, I spent the weekend feeling 'under the weather' and now the hubby is sick with a nasty head-cold.  I hope this passes quickly!
But, let's move on to today's post.  Tell me what you think of this:
I was featured at Merry Monday.  How Exciting! I was also featured at Mila's Little Things! Remember, you can click on the pics for a better view! This wreath was so easy to make!  I used a wire coat hanger and shaped it into a circle:
Then I opened the hanger near the hook, attached a binder clip (just in case any of the ornaments wanted to slide off), and started stringing the (unbreakable) ornaments:
When I was done, I filled in any gaps with extra ornaments, attached with hot glue.  The blogger who inspired this wreath recommended gluing the caps to the ornaments so they didn't pop of…