The last week and a half has been a blur! Holiday prep and holiday recovery take life to warp speed. Now it’s time to blog party and start the big countdown to Christmas! What great ideas do you have for a perfect gift? And what are you planning to serve for Christmas dinner? Any great decorations that are frugal, stunning, and quick (oh do I need quick!)? We certainly had some great ideas in last weeks party!
The post on “Making Your Own Gift Soap” from Our Homestead Haven Blog really fascinated me! It’s one of those projects that I thought I might like to try but assumed it was really complicated and time consuming. The picture of a colonial woman stirring a cauldron over an open fire from my school-day history book would come to mind and I would think, “Not for me!” But after reading this post, I think I’ll give it a try! The process is not as complicated as I had assumed.
This little needle keeper from Three Sheep Studio was a popular post last week. A lot of people clicked on this one! I need a needle keeper and so I am bookmarking this post to come back to after the holidays. I have a really tacky plastic one that I thought worked pretty well till I saw this one. Now I have to have one with an adorable ewe on it!
I am finding it hard to talk about food. I still feel stuffed from Thanksgiving but this “White Chocolate Tart” from With A Blast Blog looks like a winner to me. The thumbnail photo in the Linky just didn’t do it justice but enough of you were intrigued enough by the name “White Chocolate Tart” to click through as I did. Oh what a sinfully delicious sounding recipe! And now that I have my little tart pan (boy, that puppy is getting a lot of use) I can see a taste test happening soon.
My nickname in the family is “Mouse” hence the reason that I market my folk art paintings under the pseudonym “Grammy Mouse”. And like any good little mouse, I LOOVVVEEEE cheese! All kinds of cheese – cheddar, Gouda, Monterrey jack, cooper, Swiss…the list goes on and on. The first time I tasted fresh mozzarella I thought I had died and gone to heaven! It is sooooo different from the sliced stuff in the plastic envelopes in the dairy section of your supermarket. It looks like, by using this Mozzarella tutorial on “The Chicken Chick Blog, it won’t be that difficult to make. In the last two years we have had a lot of Amish dairy farmers move into the area so good quality, fresh milk won’t be a problem to find. I am going to give this a try! I love “The Chicken Chick Blog“. There is some great information on there and it’s not all about Chickens. She posts great recipes, and some really cool DIY/craft projects, along with a lot of good info on having your own backyard flock of chickens. Everytime I read her blog, I get a bad case of “coop envy” but I think I’m safe as long as our chickens don’t learn how to surf the Internet.
Well, those were just some of the goodies available on last weeks party! I can’t wait to see what this week has in store.
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