Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How cool is this!!!

I don't know if you guys are on Pinterest but you should be!! Oh my goodness the ideals are abundant and amazing!! Warning you will get hooked!! LOL

Kaitlin pinned this awesome ideal from Pinterest for our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange and Bingo party we have with our cuzins every year!! They turned out so cute and adorable!! Kaitlin actully named them "Reindeer got run over by Grandma" because on our way to the party we had a car accident BUT we are ok. It was a hit and run. My poor orange car is broken in the back!! Kaitlin has whiplash pretty bad and is on pain meds. But my Mom was with us and Brooke too. That is why Kaitlin named them that!! Now that it is over we can laugh about it. I know for sure that we have Gaurdian Angels watching over us.  Now back to more good stuff!! LOL

Thanksgiving night I went to Walmart and waited in line for over two hours for this little cutey!! I have wanted one so bad for the last five years! So this year I dived in on all the sales!! Oh mylanta I can't believe all the fighting that goes on!! And grown women!! I was only at the 8:00 pm and 12:00 sale!!! I got this for less than $20.00!! It is a Hamilton Beach!! I am keeping it out on my counter til after Christmas. This is my pumpkin bread I make every year for the Cookie Exchange! I make banana too!! Everyone makes such cute things!! And we just wrap them up real cute and exchange that way!! There is three generations of us!! We all bring about 3-4 Dollar Store gifts and play Bingo for a few hours and that is our prizes!! We get real cute stuff and have a blast!!! I got the cutest snow globe this year and some other cute ornaments. One is a snowman that I am gonna coffee dye. We bring food and draw names for Christmas Eve. I am excited next year Kaitlin and I will be hosting at our house!! We love to have parties! So we can use things like what we pin on Pinterest!!

Here is another ideal we got from pinning!! This was a recipe for Tortilla Soup made in a crock pot!! I have been wanting to cook in my crock pot for awhile now. Kaitlin found this one too and I just went for it!! It was so easy!!! I was so proud of myself!!! LOL

 This is the pot after Sim, Kaitlin and I had it for dinner last night!! It is super easy and I will share the recipe if you want!! We added tortilla chips, grated cheese, and sour cream to it like it called for!! Yummo!! I am so taking this to gatherings!!! LOL and I am going to for sure try more recipes in the crock pot!!! So that's what I've been up to besides working on more crafts for a show this weekend and trying to keep my Etsy up!! I also found out on Monday that I will be having surgery again for my bladder on December 16th. So I've got to get all my stuff done by then and all my fun in!! LOL Hey at least I can shop early and get some rest after that so I'll be able to go to our Christmas Eve family party. I haven't missed one since I was born a long time ago!! LOL We got some snow last night and it has really put me in the Christmas mood!! The sun is shining and the trees look so pretty!! I'm off to make some more goodies!! XO Frannie