Monday, December 29, 2014

How to make a Soup Can Safe

Came across this on the internet... great little item to hide your valubles or the chocolate from other household members

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Holidays from Rob, Romeo and Buddy

Time for me to take my long winter's nap
And I will leave you with a song...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Every now and then I go into the past!. THis originally came from my former DIY blog. Love these cones. easy to make and easy on the budget! From Rob's DIY Blog November 28, 2008: DIY Christmas Cones
I watch Ms. Oprah every now and then- My mom usually has it on. I saw how to make these hot chocolate cones- a perfect gift for children, co-workers or keep on hand as an emergency gift for unexpected guests who pop in- Easy to make, the hard part is finding the piping bags (I went to Michael's and found them, I would think JoAnn Crafts would have them as well or any gourmet shop)Anyway here are the instructions for making Hot Chocolate Cones And when done you can put them in an inexpensive mug for next to nothing if you want, and fill the mug with hersheys kisses!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blog "re-Gifting" Post : DIY Gift wrap

This post came from 12/18/12 I thought I would re-gift by reposting it! I like to wrap gifts, but chances are if you get a gift from me there will be an element of garbage on it, just to make it look good. That's right- I said garbage!
I make bows (using Jessica's "How about Orange" Tutorial) This year I forewent the used Frito bags and just went with newspaper. The "ribbon" is also from the same batch of newspaper.


Now that there are so many different patterns to Duct tape, why wouldn't one find a use for it for wrapping. I wrapped my cousins' boys (whom I lovingly refer to as Huey, Louie and Dewey) with duct tape as the ribbon and a bow made from same said duct tape!

Sometimes it just calls for a gift bag. I bought these plain Kraft paper bags at Staples, and just apply a stamp to them and  a bow!

This year I found these cool photo frame gift tags at the Dollar Tree, so I perused my family's facebook pages for pics and printed them out in Black and white! There are some really good old pics in there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Hacks!

Amazing Hacks for Christmas!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

This Years Christmas Photos

I just love my dogs' pictures with Santa. But unfortunately (or not) I was unable to do it this year as The B-Town Dog group was hosting Cocoa Bar to raise money for our local dog park. Anyway, we were able to get professional pics done this year, thanks to Mud Bay, a local pet supply chain, with  a fabulous store here in Burien. The photographer, Emily Reiman of Best Friend Photography took to kinda dumb dogs and made them pet models. I cannot get over how she got Buddy to behave and Romeo to listen. She will forever be in my debt!

Now to find a couple of nice photo frames and give to Ma as a Christmas present!

Worlds Easiest Cookie Recipe (Re-Post from a few years back)

Perhaps the easiest christmas cookie I make. Those who where expecting Krum Kake or Rosettes- those might be coming as well. These are ridiculousy easy to make. Just follow the Easiest Peanut butter Cookie Recipe and add a Hershey's Kiss on top!

1 c. peanut butter, smooth or crunchy (I use a 16 oz. Jar of Adams "no stir" Crunchy and double the recipe)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar

Combine above ingredients. Roll into small balls, about 1 inch. Place on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper, Bake at 350 degrees until done (about 7-10 minutes). Top with a Hershey's Kiss while cookies are still warm. Let Cool on pan or place in a refrigerator for 10-15 minutes
UPDATE: Note there is no flour in this recipe. Not an omission on my part- just doesn't call for it! Try topping with a Miniature Reese's Peanut butter cup for something different.