Monday, December 29, 2008

W.........e love snow.........NOT!

There have been several reasons for my lack of blogging lately...and these pictures show one of them! The first 24 days of December brought us more than 50" of snow, and although the majority of the work entailed fell to my husband, I helped some, and we even enlisted the help of my son-in-law who needed to use snow shoes to get around the side of the house to clean the snow away from the furnace vent! Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but I opted to stay inside and shot through the windows and the screens. These were taken on Christmas Eve Day, when it was still snowing. And we still have three months of winter to go!
Nevertheless, we had a wonderful holiday, and we hope you all did, too!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

S.........potted Cow Soaps

Just in time for Christmas, this Etsy Blogger is offering her limited edition Candy Cane soap. She does suggest using this peppermint delight for washing and not nibbling! Besides holiday soaps she features many soap varieties, including soap for men and children. Please visit her at to see her soaps, lotions, fizzies, hand crocheted bath puffs and much more, all created in the "heart of Vermont". And here's a special treat...she has free shipping until December 15!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

K.........iller Brownies

Many Etsy Bloggers are publishing Brownie recipes in honor of National Brownie Day December 8. After a friend shared this recipe with me, my family and friends will not tolerate any other brownies. I think this is an adaptation of a Pampered Chef recipe.

You need:

1 pkg of Betty Crocker brownie mix with the syrup packet
3 eggs
2 large Symphony chocolate bars

Prepare brownies according to box using three instead of 2 eggs. Place half the batter in greased 9"x9" pan. Lay the two Symphony bars on top. Cover with the rest of the mix. Bake 35-40 minutes.