Thursday, February 4, 2016

Meringue Kisses



There is so much food at Christmas ,we always make to much and stuff gets wasted ...


But not these.....everyone got ate....


Meringue Kisses...

So easy to make even Kevin helped out..


All you need is

Melted chocolate
100's and 1000's
mini meringues .


Dip meringues into chocolate....


then dip into 100's and 1000's and place on a tray linned with baking paper refrigerate till set.



So now you can enjoy these easy tasty bites of meringue and chocolate.

love
dee x



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Newest family member part 1

We have decided to get another dog....

It was a hard decision as we all loved Miss Lilly and I think its that reason that why we knew the time was right.

This time we wanted another Boxer.We loved our Boxer Spud she had the best temperament and fitted into the family well so a Boxer it was and oh it had to be red and a girl.

Yep a big order but if it was to happen it had to tick our list....



And we found the pup who ticked our list and touched our heart....


Since our first Boxer was called Spud Kev suggested we call this one Chip.....yep that's Kevin's sense of humour....


So here is our Chip...


She is four almost five weeks here....


She has such beautiful markings just like we wanted....


I want to take her home now ha ha ...


Aidan fell in love with her which sealed the deal....


So here is Miss Chip we will be picking you up very soon pup so welcome to our family...xx

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A new project on the go



I know I wasn't to start anything new till I had finished all my other bits but...


This is different ...

I made the  this square over a year ago and then haven't touched it...

So really instead of it being a new project I am actually only finishing an old project right ? ha ha

Oh well only 35 more squares to go and at the rate I'm doing them one a year  I better hurry up and get going he he he

love

dee x

Monday, February 1, 2016

The old white church birdhouse

Kevin bought me a white church birdhouse 10 or more years ago but being in the weather with the sun and rain had taken its toll on it...


Kev wanted to throw it out but I couldn't let him I really loved this birdhouse...


So Kev said he would try to repair it but couldn't promise anything....


Slowly the Church started to come together again....


I knew I was right and that Kev would do a great job...


We decided to put it on a post and placed it in the garden looking over where our girls are buried.
Spud and Miss Lilly.

I feel this Church was meant to be fixed so it could watch over the girls as beautifully as it does...


Thanks Kev you did a beautiful job....

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bits and Bobs 1




How cute is this jar ....

I put a pack of fairy lights inside the glass cloche with a pear....


I decided to get Aidan a Santa sack .He has never had one so now was the time to get one.

Big W had a sale on so I ordered it from there and we received it within a week .Great service great product.


Lately one of Aidans favourite things to do is to go Ten Pin Bowling .So here we are at bowling again and this time Aidan won .

He beat Kevin and Uncle Alan and he was the happiest little boy...


Just had to show this picture of mum and John it is really lovely..


How cute is my little Levi....and he hasn't lost any of his hair either...


I am sick and tired of either making or buying those cheap Advent calenders so when I saw this in Target I knew it would be coming home with me ...

The "A" is one I made last year...


My two boys at Kevin's work Christmas party....

We had a great day there so thanks Schindler...



I bet you cant guess who was excited to get this slippery slide for the pool.he he he


Me and my cheeky little boy Jaxon...


I am a farmer look at my lovely fig fruit ....these surprised me when they popped out but fingers crossed that they grow and I can make something yum for kev.

Love

Dee xx


































 


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Monochrome Letters

 With the birth of Levi I needed to make my gorgeous grandson a couple of craft pieces...

Kerry isn't into bright colours or novelty themes she likes a simple monochrome theme so that's what I gave her....


I found this paper in Spotlight and wished they had heaps more instead  of just one sheet but hey I got that sheet and made each boy their own letter.


Now I love these blocks.

Kev cuts them out for me and then I painted them in white and with  a grey paint that I mixed up the letters take shape.

I love how these craft items turned out and lucky for me  so did Kerry.

love
dee xx

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I love my Christmas balls

I know its after Christmas but hey I know I am slack but I just wanted to show some of the lovely Christmas balls that I made for this Christmas...



These bling letter balls would have to be my all time favourite....




It doesn't matter what colour the balls are I love them and I love knowing that they will become family treasures to be put out each year.

Long when I am forgotten hopefully the balls are still getting put on the Christmas trees and giving people pleasure.

love
dee x



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Australia Day




Its Australia Day so I took these pictures of two of my favourite loves .

I then put them in Pic Monkey and turned them into old Polaroid photos.I think they have turned out well...

So from our house to your house have a Lovely Australia Day...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mason Jar Cookie gifts




Teacher gifts URGHH!!!!

I really hate teacher gifts.....

I mean how many coffee cups with 'Best Teacher' them can a teacher have.

 
Well I decided to do something different.

I saw this on Pinterest and thought brilliant...

So I made Cookies in a jar....

That way the teacher could use it whenever she wanted to or re gift it ha ha


I had some Mason jars from I don't know where but Kmart sell them.

I made a little label for the front and also printed out the recipe and stuck it on the lid.

We had some silver ribbon so that decorated the jar perfectly...



Biggest hint I can give is make a cone out of a sheet of paper and pour your ingredients into the jar via this cone ,it  made it easier to fill the jars..


To make these yummy cookies here is what I did

Layer the jar by adding the following

2 cups of self raising flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup  of sugar
1 tablespoon salt
fill rest of jar with choc chips


The recipe I printed to go with these ingredient's was

heat to mod oven
grease cookie tray

tip jar into a bowl and mix
add
1/2 cup of softened butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
mix

drop spoonful onto tray bake 10 -15 mins


 There you have it a quick and easy Christmas gift.

PS- the teachers loved it...

 love
Dee xx