Sweater Flambe :: BEEF BOURGUIGNONNE Recipe


Thanksgiving is behind us and ahead "looms" Christmas. Sounds rather ominous, doesn't it? If you are responsible for preparing a holiday meal, especially if it is your first attempt, the thought of "messing it up" can be daunting. Below is a story I shared November 13, 2007 on my recently retired blog One Generation to Another. I thought now was an appropriate time to share it in case you just came through a Thanksgiving dinner fraught with mishaps or if you're nervous about the prospect of entertaining over the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy!  
Without pondering it, quickly think of 3 memorable days in your life. Chances are you’ll list the day you graduated from high school or college, got married, had your first child, got your first substantial promotion or some other equally pleasant, but innately ordinary event. Life is full of satisfying experiences, thank goodness, but they are seldom the type of stories that enthrall an audience and have them leaning forward in their seats, anxiously awaiting the outcome. When hearing these stories we politely listen, give well timed agreeable nods, and secretly prepare grocery lists or review tomorrow’s agenda. Thank God we are programmed with the...Read more

Firefly Applique Block

This isn't exactly the time of year I'd feel inspired to design a Firefly Applique Block, BUT we got a request from one of our readers. Seems her wee one LOVES fireflies and she wanted to craft something using a firefly applique pattern, and since we didn't have one... well, let's just say we do now :) So... although there isn't a single bug to be found now in our neck of the woods as the days are short and cold, there's at least one little firefly flitting about!

As with all applique blocks, this one was designed to fit a 6" x 6" block, but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The directions for our Firefly Applique Block can be found HERE or with our FREE Applique Patterns. Enjoy! 



Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or emails if you stumble upon a mistake...Read more


Wishing everyone a day full of Love and Memories. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Kimara and MichelleRead more

Hot Chocolate Mix and Calico Mason Jar Cover

One of the true delights of cold winter days is a toasty warm cup of hot chocolate. Growing up, my Mom ALWAYS had a tin of this instant hot chocolate mix in the cupboard. If stored in an air tight container, it can last up to 6 months in the pantry. Plenty of time to get you through the cold winter months! For gift giving purposes, this recipe filled 9 quart sized Mason jars. Yum!

2 boxes 8 quart instant milk
2 pound box Nestles Quick
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 11 ounce jar of coffee creamer* 

Mix thoroughly and store in an air tight container.

To make: Mix 1/3 cup mixture to a cup of hot water. May add miniature marshmallows after powder is dissolved.

*If you prefer not to use a coffee creamer in your mix, add an additional 11 ounces of powdered milk. The mix will not be as creamy, but it is still hot and yummy.

The directions for the super easy, super fast Calico Mason Jar Cover can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy!  

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Gift Box - Winter Blues Buster

I know there are some of you that flat out refuse the think about Christmas until after the last Thanksgiving dinner plate has been dried and put away. If that describes you, you'll probably go absolutely ballistic when I start talking about the Post Holiday's Blues. It's January. You've just packed away the last of the Holiday babbles, and your house looks like it was just visited by the Grinch! Although I'm always ready to reclaim my house, push furniture back in place, and finally be done with pine needles, my house always looks so bare! It takes me a couple of weeks before I get over the "something is missing" feeling.

Well, one way to help make the transition, is to have some special, January decorations. Although we often use snowflakes and snowmen in our Christmas decorating, those are really appropriate to display throughout the winter months. So, over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some Winter Decorations, that can be displayed long after the tree comes down.

Our Post Holiday Blues Gift Box is packed with goodies that can help bring new traditions to January, and help get over the Holiday hump. Keep...Read more

Cookie Cutter Wet Felted Wool Ornaments

In an effort to pull all of our crafty endeavors together, I will be importing older posts from my homeschooling site that feature the crafts the kids and I have completed together. I have also added a Kid Crafts category listing on our Top Bar to help our readers find some of the fun projects that the younger crafters can complete. (That database is under construction... keep checking it... I will be adding listings over the next few weeks.)

One of the things my kids really enjoy making are these fuzzy wool cookie cutter ornaments. We made this set last December and will undoubtedly be making more sometime in the next couple weeks. This is a great project for kids of all ages. Check out the directions for these Cookie Cutter Wet Felted Wool Ornaments here and in our Kid Crafts Database.Read more


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