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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Nicholson's!


May you never forget
What is worth remembering
Or remember
What is best forgotten.”



“ Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to make you glad.” – John Greenleaf Whittier








Merry Christmas & blessings to you & your love ones! Be thankful & cherish every moment this holiday!












Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Citrus City






1 Grapefruit : peeled & quartered
1 Orange: peeled & quartered
1/2 lime juice
1/2 lemon juice

Juice the grapefruit, orange, lemon and line. Stir



*If you like grapefruit, you will love this juice.*

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sweet Italian Delights~



Angeletti Cookies


Ingredients

1 cup of vegetable oil ( I used Grape seed oil instead)
1 cup sugar
6 large eggs
6 teaspoons of lemon extract
5 cups of flour
6 teaspoons baking powder

Icing
1 stick of butter
1 lb confectioner's sugar
1 lemon (juice only)

Combine oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in dry ingredients. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. Roll dough into balls.. Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool, prepare icing and frost when cookies are cooled. 


Chocolate Cookies





Ingredients
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup of butter soft
4 large eggs beaten
1 cup of coffee strong
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup hershey cocoa
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups chopped walnuts
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups of flour

Icing
1 lb confectioner sugar
2 tablespoon soft butter
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon whiskey


Combine dry ingredients and set aside. In mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients alternating with coffee. Add nuts last. Form dough into balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake at 350* for 12 minutes. Frost when cookies cooled.


Amaretto Cookies
*sorry I forgot to take a picture of these*

4 cups of flour
6 large eggs
1 cup of vegetable oil ( I used grape seed oil)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 shots amaretto: 75mls
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt

Icing

2 teaspoons vanilla
1 lb confectioner sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk, (add 1/4 at a time)

Combine sugar and oil in mixer. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and amaretto. Combine well. Add dry ingredients. If dough is too soft, add extra 1/2 cup of flour. Spoon into log and shape on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes. Let cookies cool 5 minutes and brush on icing, when still warm. Slice when icing is dry.



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Evergreen


Time for another juicing recipe, that I must share with you all!

Ingredients:
1 pear cored and quartered
1 apple cored and quartered
1 sprig fresh rosemary needles removed.




All juiced together.



Very tasty but not so green!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Flower Ponytail Holders

 Flower Ponytail Holders


*'With pearl accents in the middle. 
*Attached to a ponytail
*They can be made with any fabric material. 



I think these are adorable to wear with a side ponytail! 


Please take a moment for me &  comment below on what you think, of these cuties!!


Have a beautiful Sunday with your family & friends!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

DIY Christmas Ornaments!!

Foam Ball with paper flowers & colored pins!

All you need is...




*Colored pins
*Scrapbooking paper
*Ribbon
*Foam Ball
*Flower puncher




Start by punching out your flowers!




Then hot glue, your ribbon to your foam ball.




Then take a pin & push it through your flower.




I did a pattern all around the ball.










The final product!!










I am absolutely in love with, how cute it came out! I hope to make more & even bigger ones! You don't just have to use it as an ornament, you could decorate your house any day with this cutie!





Here is one I did with grey & white =)





Pretty In Pink Collection!

This is my pretty in pink collection, that I made last night!



Friday, December 2, 2011

Hair Accesories~


I'm really trying to get my craft business going. Right now I'm trying to make a bunch of hair accessories, to maybe sell. Here's the latest ones I've made, some are just your every day accessories & some are more festive for the holidays!





I would love any input on these, please take a moment & comment below!