Monday, December 17, 2007

Giveaway Reminders

I wanted to be sure to remind you guys about some of the giveaways that are starting new this week.

ScrapMuse Blog starts their second week giveaway HERE
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Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Blog... has all the info about the new giveaway this week on Anna Wights Blog. Each of the DT members will be doing a giveaway on different weeks. You can put your name in on Anna's giveaway on her blog Sweet Miss Daisy" I'll be doing mine CS giveaway here on my blog soon also.
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But ...until then don't forget to put your name in for the Scrapbook Dimensions issues giveaway, I'm doing right now. You can leave your name on this link.... MY Current Giveaway
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The Crafty secrets Design Team is working on Party Hats this month. Since I just did a party hat not that long ago.. I decided to make a Princess Hat instead. The other girls will be posting there hats in the Crafty Secrets Gallery HERE, if you want to check them out.

I made my form out of chipboard first. (just for stability) then covered it with Papers from the Classic Paper Pad from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage, and embellished it with the "Fairy"stickers.

It all got a misting of "Iridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist...even the tulle.



For somebody with two boys... I sure do like "girly stuff" lol.


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Okay... this recipe is nothing new...but I just couldn't leave it out, because it my very favorite.
Peanut Blossoms
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
Roll in balls , dip in sugar. Bake 8 minutes at 375 Remove from oven and place chocolate kiss or stars on top. Return to oven for 2-5 minutes.

( mine are finished and in the freezer...now if I just leave them there!) yikes!

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Okay... I just have to share these photos with you. Jarad and Katy went to the open house at this amazing church on Sunday, and took my camera. This church has an interesting story. It's built up on a hill just off of I80 near Gretna. You can read more about it here
HOLY FAMILY SHRINE




My boy! (Katy must have been taking the picture)



You can see more of the photos on the link above, but there is actually a stream running through the middle of the church, with little windows in the floor.






When the weather warms up, I'm defiantly taking my mom to see this. I think she'd really enjoy it.








See, I keep trying to tell you, we have more than just corn fields here in Nebraska. lol

Actually, Nebraska is a beautiful place. No place I'd rather live.

I hope all of you started your week off fantastic!













































9 comments:

Catherine said...

oh my gosh, what a wondefully beautiful place to go to church. I so would love to see that!

Cathy said...

what a beautiful chuch, fascinating. Oooooh, those are my favorite cookies, too. I baked mine yesterday, and they're hidden in the freezer, also.

Cathy said...

okay, long day. that's supposed to be church not chuch. Geeeeez!

janel said...

Oh my, Oh my!
That church is wonderful, I love the light...and the snow makes it even more magical.
Your "hat" is too adorable!!!!!

Jessrose21 said...

Hi Vicki! Your hat is beautiful, worthy of any fairytale princess! I love the ribbon with the sparkly heart in the center. How did you get the bottom of the hat be a perfect circle so it stands up?

Sharon in NE said...

I wouldn't live anywhere else either! I must admit, I didn't know about that church. Must have been driving too fast on I-80.

Your cookies look good. I AM going to bake those, even if it kills me. My family is starting to grumble about the lack of goodies in the house. Apparently, they don't think plain graham crackers, vanilla yogurt and coffee makes for a feast like I do. I'll follow your recipe, and soon, I will be worthy of the fairy princess hat. :D

Shawn said...

That hat is so cute what a great idea for Bethany's bday!!! Corey & I were wondering what that cool building was I wish we would have driven up there to take a peek. I hear ya about Nebraska. I sure miss home :( Expecially around the holidays.

Kacey Elliott said...

I've never been to Nebraska, but it sure does look beautiful! I miss the snow in PA, we almost never get a thing here (Richmond, VA) and when we do it's gone in an hour :-) But that Chruch is worthy of a visit, I've never seen anything like it. And yes, I am curious about how you made the chipboard hat as well??? Care to share???

Deb said...

Beautiful church. It reminds me of Thorncrown Chapel in NW Arkansas..very similar in design. Gorgeous. Cookies look good, too! I never make holiday cookies - I am nuts right?