Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas In The Entryway...

 I just kept it real simple this year.

 I used the same glass jar that was used for my Fall Decor.
  I just added a red bow & changed the candy corn for some ornaments.

 Then I swapped out the orange flowers for some white ones.

Then I took a dollar store gift bag & framed it...
I love how it turned out! 
 It is such a cheap & easy way to get prints for the different holidays!
Last year, I used a bag that had a Christmas Tree.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Family Favorite...Orange Jello Salad

This is always a hit at a party or BBQ! 
Next to my Oreo Cookies, this is the most requested item for me to bring for a party.
 It makes a large bowl,which is nice when you are serving a larger crowd.  
You'll always bring home an empty bowl...It's really good!

These are the ingredients you'll need:
3 boxes Tapioca Cook & Serve Jello Pudding
1 Large box Vanilla Cook & Serve Pudding
1 Large box of Orange Jello
2 (15 ounce) Cans of Mandarin Oranges (drained)
1 container Cool Whip (thawed)

Boil 6 cups of water & add your Tapioca pudding, Vanilla pudding & Orange Jello.
Stir constantly for about 5 minutes.
Let cool a little...

 Then pour into a bowl (I use a big Tupperware bowl with a lid).
Put in fridge for 6 hours or Overnight.

Then mix in the Thawed Cool Whip & Drained Mandarin Oranges.

 It is YUMMY!!
I'm sharing with these blogs:
Savvy Southern Style
52 Mantels
Flamingo Toes
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"O Christmas Tree"

Our tree isn't a whole lot different than last year, but for some reason it was hard to get it to look right!
It could of been that I had 4 "extra" helpers for this one & the two boys couldn't wait to get the train up & were always right under my feet!  
Their excitement is contagious though & it is fun to make memories together!
Here it is...
I always stick with a red & white color scheme for this tree.
 I added our initial's that I made last year again...
You can see how I made them HERE.
 I always love my peppermint candy ornaments too!

 Our Merry Christmas block adds some color & fun to the tree!
 Once again, I used my snowflakes from the dollar store & our Christmas gift light!
 Our star was not staying up, so I just put a big kind of looks like a star!
Here is a shot of the corner of the room...
Merry Christmas!
You can see our other Christmas Decorations HERE & HERE
Sharing with these blogs:
The 36th Avenue
Tatertots & Jello
DIY Showoff
Savvy Southern Style
Thrifty Decor Chick