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Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? Mine was very different than usual but wonderful non-the-less.  We went from ten people for dinner last year to three of us this year!  That's a big change. 

We cooked a turkey after using this wonderful recipie to brine it.  I goofed and began the brining the turkey a whole day early....Ops!!

It ended up not mattering at all as this was the moistest, most flavorable turkey we have ever had!!

We used several new recipies  and ended up with a spectacular meal! 


We roasted herbed green beans, carrots, butternut squash and turnups tossed lightly with sage, rosemarry, thyme and a touch of olive oil.  Yumm

Then we mixed it up a bit with this brussel sprouts recipie that my friend Cheryl linked me up to.

Have fun enjoying leftovers, and remembering your blessings!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

An Artistic Christmas

Join me this coming Saturday afternoon for a couple hours of fun as we make these three Holiday themed cards at The Hen House Paperie. We will use two stamp sets from Artistic Outpost to create this set of cards that features lots of distressing (bring your Walnut Distress Ink pad and foam applicator), optional sewing, and some of the new bakers twine from The Twinery.I will show you how to add an embossed edge to your cards and to a dry embossed image for a special touch! The paper flower is made using a new Spellbinders die. You will love making this flower....bring your tweezers or quilling tool.
Class will be Saturday the 19th from 3:00-4:30.  I hope to see you there! 

Most of you have heard by now of the fire at China Phoenix 2 last Wednesday morning.  We are all so grateful that the shop kitty, Mr. Binx, survived and is expected to make a complete recovery! Clean up and restoration are well underway as Nancy and crew are working to get the shop back up and running just as quickly as possible.  Please keep Nancy in your thoughts and prayers.