Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Magical Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

I made this to go in a frame or at the front of their scrapbook if they like.

Some very special people I know are having the most magical Christmas this year! And, here are some special shirts that were made for this very special occasion.

Matching shirts to celebrate the event!

Disneyland fun!

An up-close of the Mickey Mouse Applique

"A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes..."

By: Jennifer

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Everything is bigger in Texas including our Sugar Cookies!!!

This is a great recipe for some of the Best Sugar Cookies you have ever tasted! This recipe has been in the family for years! So enjoy and may ya'll all have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!

You will need:

3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Cup Sugar
1 Eff
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Butter

2 Tbs. Butter
3/4 Cup Powder Sugar
2 tsp. Water
2 tsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

~Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees

~Blend Sugar, Butter, Egg, and Vanilla for 3 minutes until smooth. Add Sour Cream.
~In separate bowl mix Soda, Salt, and Flour. Slowly add dry mixture to Sugar Mixture until completely blended.
~Roll out dough on Floured wax paper or floured board to 1/4" thick.
~Cut Out shapes and place on cookie sheet
~If using sprinkles apply at this time
~Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Cookies will PUFF UP BIG with TEXAS PRIDE!
~Allow to cool

~Mix all ingredients together in Microwave Safe Blow
~Place in Microwave for about 10-15 seconds until melted slightly.
~Dip the tops of cookies in to the softened frosting and then place on a cookie rack until frosting hardens again.

Helpful Hints:
~If dough is too soft, when trying to roll out, break it is about 4-6 sections wrap each in clear wrap and place in fridge for about 10-20 minutes to firm up before using cookie cutters.
~Spray cookie sheet to ensure cookies don't get stuck
~For different colors of frosting put frosting in several different bowls, add food coloring, and then microwave
~Allow Cookies to cool completely before dipping them in frosting


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Things to be Thankful For!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
One of the things I am most thankful for is my family.
I am blessed with a large extended family, all of whom I love dearly.
And, this year God is blessing my own little family with the dear addition of a Baby Girl!

I am hoping and praying that she will come early so that our baby girl and her big brother can wear this matching Thanksgiving garb I made for them!

(Other wise, baby girl will have to wear her bib next year and I'll have to make my son a new shirt!)

My son's shirt

I love the little Pilgrim hat the turkey is wearing!

Baby Girl's bib

Such a girl!

Too Cute!

Hopefully, I'll get to post pics of my two blessings wearing these soon!

I hope you all have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!!!

By: Jennifer
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Stockings!!!

A dear friend of mine made her boys some Christmas stockings and then decided she wanted to jazz them up with some embroidery. Here's what we came up with!!!

A Cowboy Christmas stocking and a Nativity Stocking

Here are the stockings she made...
(She did a great job by the way)

....and here is what I did to embellish them...

Making Christmas magic...

The finish product

A Cowboy Christmas!!!

A Nativity Melody: Rejoice!!!

I was really pleased with how the color combination came out on these stockings

I think they go quite nicely together

Merry Christmas Ya'll!!!

By: Jennifer
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just in Time for Christmas!

Here are a couple of new designs we've acquired!

Cowboy Christmas!!!

Nativity Melody: Rejoice!!!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Fun Holiday Recipe Swap

It is time for a Holiday Recipe Swap!!!
Hosted by, 'Offering Hospitality!'

Check out the link for some great recipes and then be sure to share some of your own!

Recipe Swap:

Here's an Amazing Recipe that has been one of our family favorites for as long as I can remember.

Mini Cheese Cakes
Preheat oven 370 degrees
Aluminum Muffin Foils (not paper) to hold the Cheese cakes -they go inside regular Muffin pan get your pans ready.
1- Box Vanilla Wafer Cookies (these go in the bottom of the muffin tins -see below for tip*)
2- 8 oz cream cheese softened (blend together)
4- eggs (add one at a time)
1/2 cup sugar (blend into mixture)
1 tsp almond extract (blend into mixture)
* Use a glass measuring cup or spoon to put a quarter size amount of the above mixture in the bottom of each of your muffin foils, add the cookie and press it down into the mixture. Then add the remaining mixture on top of cookie -about half full. "Gluing" the cookie down with mixture will help keep cookie from floating up into the middle of cheese cake.)
Cook for 15 min-18min 370 degrees (cheese cakes should not be too jiggly and may crack, but should not be brown on top)
cools 5 min then add topper.
2- cups sour cream
6- Tbls Sugar
1- tsp almond ext
(blend above ingredients)
5 min
Chill 4-6 hours

1 Can of Cherries and 1 tsp Almond Extract and Chill before serving

Hope you all enjoy!!!

You can also use different type of berries or even chocolate and nuts to top these off with. My husband and I had these at our wedding in addition to our wedding cakes. They were wonderful!

Jennifer Claire
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Cute Lady Bug Applique Designs Now Avalable!

Lady Bug-Autumn Leaves:

Lady Bug-Pumpkins:

Lady Bug-Christmas Lights:
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