Saturday, December 28, 2013

Good evening everyone!  I am soooooooooo excited!  I have been FEATURED!!!!!!!!  Y A Y !!!!!!!   As a baby blogger, this is the first time I have been featured!  And what better place to be featured but The Graphics Fairy!!!!!!!  In case you missed the post I had about the burlap pillows ...... here is the link:


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Wooooooo hooooooooo!  I feel like a celebrity!!  What a way to end the year!  Thank you so much Jessica, at the Graphics Fairy!  I am truly touched!!

Until next time...............Trisha

PS:  it is going to be hard to top this one!! hahahaha!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Post Christmas Post!!

Good Evening One and All!  This year's Christmas celebration was wonderful!  My husband, God Bless his heart, did about 75% of the preparations.  I felt like a 1950-70's husband!!  I truly believed in Santa Claus this year!!  He did tons of shopping, practically all the wrapping and ALL the food prep for our Christmas Eve 7 fish dinner.  He is wonderful, and I am not a good sharer, just saying!!  We entertained his side of the family so we had about 20 or so - we were expecting 24....We (he) assembled a table to accommodate everyone - I am not a fan of a bunch of little tables all over the house.  I really like when everyone can sit around the same table.  He put together 3 pieces of plywood (side to side cause our regular table is 60" wide and when the plywood was end to end the other table stuck out)  Then after this monstrosity was erected I covered it with a 12 x 15 drop cloth!  To make it look like more of a table and less of a plywood/drop cloth arrangement I decided to try my "Martha" skills.  So here it is:




 If you have been with me for a few months, you'll remember I picked up these chandeliers on one of my thrifty Friday's!  I painted them with Annie Sloan's Olde White - then went over them with ASCP in French Grey -- they were good enough for the party but I am going to paint them again with ASCP in Olde Ochre.  They look too Cinderella like right now.  Tom, again God Bless him, took down the other chandy that I   L O V E   and the ceiling fan - hooked these two up and placed them where they are - next we (he) will make more holes to put hooks to hang them where they need to go when we aren't entertaining 24 at our table!!!!!!  




A good time was had by all!  Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas with whomever makes you happy - if you didn't enjoy the company you were with.....I still recommend the book by Gary Chapman,  
Anger, A Powerful Emotion Handled in a Positive Way.  This way you are sure to enjoy the next family gathering!!!!!   It has changed me immensely!!

Peach and Joy to you during the rest of this Holy Season.

                Until next time...................thanks for tuning in!!

                                        Trisha




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Monday, December 23, 2013

Final Week of All Things Christmas~thanks so much for linking up!

Hi Everyone!  Just 2 days til Christmas!  I want to wish all a very Merry Christmas!!  May God continue to bless you and your families.

Welcome to our final week of All Things Christmas.  We would love to see all of your Christmas projects, gifts, and ideas!  There are 7 different blogs involved so your projects will be seen in 7 different places!  We all hope that you have very happy holidays and want to thank everyone who has come and linked up with us!  We've had so much fun with all your fun christmas post!  Now onto the party!

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Our Host are:
Little Miss Celebration: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Bloglovin'
Happy Hands at Home DIY: Blog/Google+/Bloglovin'

We ask you to please follow all of our hosts on some form of social media!
Now onto our features!  Each host picked a feature for this week!
We will also be pinning our features to a All Things Christmas Pinterest board!

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Christmas Gift Tags at Delineate Your Dwelling 

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DIY Lined Christmas Envelopes at Shop Girl

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Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies at The Speckled Palate

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Tres Leches Cake at Yesterfood

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White Chocolate Pretzel Krispies at Recipes for Our Daily Bread

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We hope that you will come back next week and join us again at All Things Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

All Things Christmas Link Party #5 !


Welcome to our fifth week of All Things Christmas, a Christmas themed Link party starting today and running until December 23rd.  We would love to see all of your Christmas projects, gifts, and ideas!  There are 7 different blogs involved so your projects will be seen in 7 different places!  We hope to see you every week until Christmas!

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Our Host are:
Little Miss Celebration: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Bloglovin'
Happy Hands at Home DIY: Blog/Google+/Bloglovin'

We ask you to please follow all of our hosts on some form of social media!

Now onto our features!  Each host picked a feature for this week!

We will also be pinning our features to a All Things Christmas Pinterest board!

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Cute Skate Ornament at Forever Decorating

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How To Make a Ribbon Christmas Tree at Art Is Beauty 

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Free Printable Christmas Bingo at Artsy Fartsy Mama

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DIY Wood Slice Ornaments at Upcycled Treasures

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DIY Bejeweled Photo Collage Letters at Sparkle and Shine

DIY Wine Cork Letter
DIY Wine Cork Letter at From Foothills to Fog


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Delicious Hot Crab Dip

Hello!   Today I am going to feature a half eatten crab dip!  I know that is gross but after it was half eatten I thought, wow, this would be a wonderful thing to blog about cause of the Christmas season is upon us.  


The recipe was given to me years ago by a friend.  You MUST USE THE BEST CRAB YOU CAN AFFORD or it will taste fishy and not at all good - T R U S T   M E !


Hot Crab Dip -- makes 4 cups -- preheat oven to 325

16 oz softened cream cheese, 8 oz sour cream, 4 Tbls mayo, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. dried mustard, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt.  Mix the above ingredients til smooth then add 1 pound of backfin highquality crab meat - folding the crab meat in as well as 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.  Pour into a prepared 8 x 8 dish or a comparable size - bake for 45 minutes - remove then add the remaining 1/2 cheddar cheese and sprinkle paprika on top.  

You will definitely be invited back if you bring this along to the party!   We have a local Italian restaurant that puts this on top of a fresh Philly pretzel and tops it with the cheese then bakes it......
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Again, sorry for the gross picture, be thankful my camera is not high quality!  hahahahahahaha

Until next time.....Trisha

Yes, I will have the nerve to share this recipe and picture at these parties!:

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bottles Abroad!!

Hi!  I am just finishing up some items for Saturday's craft fair @ St. Pius, Y A Y!!!!!  Not that I don't enjoy making all the items made for this fair......this is not the correct time of year to be in it....enough said!

Here are some painted oil, vinegar, hand soap, dish soap, whatever you want to put in them, bottles. 





These have all been hand painted and "fired" in the oven.  They are useable, washable, just not with any alcohol based product.

Thanks  for stopping in!  Until next time.....Trisha

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Paper Twist Star

Hello and Good Morning to you!  Because of the recent snow our kids go in 2 hours late so I am posting this early!!  Below is a paper twist star that I was planning on making and selling for the upcoming St. Pius craft fair on Saturday the 14th.  I made 6 but soon realized I needed to get cracking on the oil bottles.  I learned this beautiful technique from Gail @ Purple Hues and Me.  This lady is so creative, I am always amazed at all the ideas she has!  I made a whole batch in burlap to sell and when I found this bag of paper twist from 1990!!!!! in my "stuff" I thought I would try it with this - Not as neat and tidy as other media but I do like the end result, especially when hanging.








The link for her blog is below - Maybe you will have time to create some!  

                   Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time....Trisha


Purple Hues and Me
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All Things Christmas Link Party #4 -- WOW!!

Welcome to our fourth week of All Things Christmas!  We are continuing our Christmas themed Link party  today and running until December 23rd.  We would love to see all of your Christmas projects, gifts, and ideas!  There are 7 different blogs involved so your projects will be seen in 7 different places!  We hope to see you every week until Christmas!

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Our Host are:
Little Miss Celebration: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Bloglovin'
Happy Hands at Home DIY: Blog/Google+/Bloglovin'

We ask you to please follow all of our hosts on some form of social media!

Now onto our features!  Each host picked a feature for this week!

We will also be pinning our features to a All Things Christmas Pinterest board!

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Indoor Chocolate Mint S'more Recipe at Call Me PMC 

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The Birthday Boy at What's Happening at Grandma's

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes at Hima Hearts

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Appetizer Tree at Cats on the Homestead

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Vintage Vignette at Wee Inklings

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Handmade Heating Pad at It's all Ruetten

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Grandma's Peanut Brittle at A Dash of Sanity

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We hope that you will come back next week and join us again at All Things Christmas!