Showing posts from December, 2014

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, softened ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 2 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch salt 2 cups miniature chocolate chips, divided 1 pkg fudge brownie mix, baked and cooled 1 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

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.  

It's Beginning......

Image 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 s

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 o n 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