Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fresh Lemon Bath Salts

I LoVe Lemon,
{as if you didn't know that by now!}
Everything about it:
The CoLoR
The Scent
The TasTe

I also am verra fond of Bath products.
Making and Using them.

This go round, 
I went the Fresh route.

Things Needed:
*1 Big Lemon, fresh but not cheeky
*Sea Salt
*Really Nice Jar {with firm closing lid/top}

Using my Mandolin Slicer 
[at the widest setting]
I cut 1 Lemon into these beautiful, lovely slices...

Place a layer of Sea Salt at the bottom or your Jar.
About 1/2 to 1 inch.
Place a layer of Lemon Slices on top of that.
When placing your layers of Salt on top of the Lemons
make sure the Salt is firmly packed to cover the wedges.

Continue til you reach the top.

Seeing as it is Fresh ingredients, 
I would use as soon as possible.

When you add the Salt to your bath,
throw in a couple of the Slices as well;
discard after use.

Wait til you get a scent`full~
Your Happy will tingle.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Construction PaPer Chain

I really wanted to
keep it simple this year.
If I can avoid 
dragging all the stuff
from the attic out, 
hey, Gold Stars for me!

Here's a good old fashioned, from my childhood
and beyond, craft that was
* Easy
  * Cheap
* Fun

This is the first time my Wombers have done this craft.
And they had so much fun. 

*Construction PaPer
*X~acto Knife or Razor
*Ruler {I used Metal so the blade wouldn't
           catch on the Wood}
*Glue {We used a Glue Gun}

I used an old cookie sheet 
for cutting the strips.
Line the paper 
up in a corner,
set your Ruler,

I cut varied widths 
to make it 
more interesting.

They had a blast,
and we've gotten lots of 
compliments on the Garland.

sigh. I miss Kindergarten!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pre Holiday Room Remodel

Small remodel jobs can be great
right before the holidays.
Especially if you do it Thanksgiving
to get ready for Yulemas.
This is the Holiday Deep Cleaning
that we all want and need.

The Daughter was promised a slumber party for her birthday,
coupled with the extra finances from working,
it was time to make it happen. 

We took out the attic access in her room,
had the ceiling fixed, and then painted.
We have an extra mattress set
that is excellent for overnight guests.
It's also her favorite place to take a nap!

The Son was at the point he needed his own room also.
The shelves were made by the Chook Man's Brother years ago,
and had already been painted the same Blue as his room.
It's perfect for displaying his Lego sets.
Those clear plastic buckets are just the Peach!
Get an assortment of assorted sized buckets,
2 or 3 rolling drawer units,
and any Kiddo can be neat!
that's Neato!

They have the same IKEA Kura reversible beds,
one as a Loft,
the other as a Canopy.
She's also using her Night Sky{Kura Bed Tent}

Both rooms have the same Closet set up:
sliding doors, shelved closet, sliding doors, full across top.

EVERY single one of them,
was cleaned out, went through, sorted and straightened.
After all the cleaning and such {we did our closet also},
we had almost 3 full truck loads to donate.
Two loads of trash went to the road.
I swear you could feel the closets breathing better..

The kiddos got their own rooms
and everything is bright, shiney, and new...
The whole House feels lighter.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving....or The Chook Man takes a run

Happy Thanksgiving!
We started this crisp, beautiful Holiday heading to downtown for the annual Turkey Trot.
This year, the fantabulous Chook Man, is trotting along.
And we were there cheering as he came across the "I did it" line..
Verra Proud.

Then it was home to cook and conversate with
The Random Pieces of Realitives that we call Family.

Besides the utter and complete failure of 
not 1
not 2
not even 3
but 4!
FOUR!!! Lemon Meringue Pies 
{hookers, this is a First in over 20 years of making these}
it was quite the Delicious Day.
Peace, Love, and Gravy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Magnificient Movie Marathon Holiday

 Yes, yes indeed.
What a fine day.
The Mates and Me
have been waiting 3! months for this day...

an all day Movie Marathon.

 The only thing that
could have made this better 
would have been to see it in pajamas. 

We read Hugo Cabret last summer and fell in LoVe with it.

The book was edgier than the movie,
and there were some comic relief scenes not from the book,
but the visuals were stunning.

If you have any child on your Present List that LoVes to read,
then get this book. 
{We also discovered recently Wonderstuck, Brian Selznick's newest book.}. 
Then we found out about the movie.

In that continuing wave of movie goodness, 
The Muppets announce a new movie.
Oh Yeah!...
We Are Muppets!

and both movies opened on the same day.
So both movies we must see.
The kids were on Cloud 9....

I laughed... a lot.
So did my WombMates.
and The Chook Man.

The biggest complaint I had was
that in trying to fit in so much Muppetness, 
many of the scenes were way too short
{think: Animal's drum scene....waaayyy to short}

What a Treat~
two movies in the same day.
and of course, I wore OPI's Meep Meep Meep polish in honor of this day!

Lagniappe: Both movies were a hit!
maniacal laugh; maniacal laugh; maniacal laugh....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

by OPI ~ Meep Meep Meep..... a Muppet Celebratory Polish

How freakin CooL is this?
has a new collection out,
The MuPPeT Collection!

This is my first purchase 
~ Meep Meep Meep

based on Beaker, 
one of our faves 
in this Household!

This polish is a gorgeous deep Fuschia 
with the shimmeriest golden and pinkish GLiTTeR.
Fine fine GLiTTer,that enhances 
both the CoLoR and Application. 
This polish goes on so verra smoothly 
with Fantastic coverage.
The first finger is 1 coat
the others are 2.
And that's all you need.

Animal~istic is on my list
{I'm thinking it would be a great February color}
Many of the colors 
were sold out already 
so I didn't get to try them...
but you can bet I'll be keeping my eye out for them!

Friday, November 18, 2011

PrisciLLa's EaRThLy DeLighTs

 sugar and spice and all that's nice...

I think it was those big Pink BuTTons
that drew Me to this vintage coat.
and also,
This deep Pink color,
with it's shiny Pink inside...
definitely a stand out.

Like cotton candy on a snowy day.
It's just so damn Cheery!

I Could Be Good For You

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lemon Cypress Tree

The Chook Man sends His Love to Me.
It looks so beautiful on my Goddess Altar.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Two SiSters Mary Thoughts for the Day ~ November

"Woman is at once, Apple and Serpent"
~ Heinrich Heine

"If you want to make an Apple pie from scratch,
you must first create the Universe."
~ Dr. Carl Sagan

  We are such stuff as dreams are made on--The Tempest

Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Deer Revamp for Fall

 Remember that Clark Griswold Big Ass Haul of  Decor 
we were given by my mother in law a few years ago?
She had these reindeer that were no longer mechanical but lovely just the same.
Revamp them and even use them for different holidays!
So, I did.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lemon Lemon Loaf from BAKED



This loaf cake is Super~CaLa.
If you, like, love, Lemon like I do, then this recipe is for You.

It's from BAKED, a boOk I was turned on to by a BettieBlogger.
I checked it out from my local library and this is the first recipe I tried.

To some the recipe may look complicated, but it really isn't.
Especially if you're organized.

This is not for the calorie concious,
this is for the TasTe Concious~
oh, heLL Yes.

Here's some tips:

Zest your Lemons first.

Trace the bottom of your pan onto the Parchment PaPer,
grease pans,
lay PaPer,
grease paper,
set aside.

Yes, that is 4 sticks of BuTTer.

Mix up dry ingredients and set aside.
Then mix your wet ingredients
in food processor.
Blend, Fold, Fill....

I used my Mandolin Slicer to thinly slice some Lemons
to layer on a couple of Loaves.

I couldn't stop eating the batter...

The makings of Lemon Syrup and Lemon Icing Glaze...
Verra easy.
For the Icing Glaze,
the recipe said 4 to 6 tbls. Lemon Juice
I ended up using 6 and it was a bit much tartiness.
I would go with 4.

These trusty Weapons of Mass Eatery
made the job easy and oh so smooth.

When baking, I set the timer for 30 minutes {second round}
and thought they might need 5 more minutes.

Next time, I will take them out at 30 min.
The extra time made for a crusty crust..
the less time will most likely give me the moister crust.

Let them eat Loaf.

Next up,
I really want to try the White Out Cake.
Maybe for the Weeblette's up~coming birthday.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November FuLL MoOn ~ Frosty MoOn

"How is your trade, Aquarius, this frosty night?
"Complaints is many and various, and my feet are cold" says Aquarius

"My age is as a lusty Winter,
frosty but kindly."
~William Shakespeare