a pretty cool life.: January 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A holiday tradition

We don't let many holidays go by without decking out a gingerbread house in color coordinated candy. 

Maybe it's because my boys end up eating more candy than they glue on the house?? At any rate, it's always a good hour of fun.

This time around I cheated and glued together graham crackers for the house.  No one minded.

To see some of our past cavity inducing houses, go herehere, or here

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine flashback: Rice Krispie treats

I originally posted these Valentine goodies last year.  They're such a fun little treat!

These pretty little treats are nothing more than Rice Krispie treats I shaped into hearts with a cookie cutter...

And then dipped in almond bark...

And doused in festive sprinkles.

I can attest to them being delicious.

I needed to box them up before I ate them all!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Slowing down

I'm back. 

Did you miss me?

That's okay.

I don't have anything exciting to report from our lives over the past few weeks, but really, that's been the point.  After I lugged all of the Christmas stuff out of the house, it was refreshing to have a clean slate.  The calm was refreshing. 

No expectations.

No requirements. 

Taking a break.

Just enjoying the everydays at home that I love so much. 

It was kind of wonderful.  Getting down on the floor and playing with my boys all day long.  No guilt about emails.  Staying in our jammies until lunchtime.  Letting my sewing machine sit untouched.  Marking everything in my Google reader as read without looking at it. 

I needed that. 

So now I'm back.  Refreshed.  Ready to go. 

And look, what do ya know??  Just in time for Valentine's crafting! ;)


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Sunday

I'm already dreaming about spring and warmer weather. 

But we've still managed to have some fun.

And anyway, like FPFG said, you've gotta love the one you're with.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


2010 was wonderful.  Here's to an even better 2011!

Happy New Year, friends!


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