Archives for November 2013

Simple Turkey Cookie Ideas

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!  This past week has been very busy for us…. new hardwood floors in the den AND I was lucky enough to find the perfect sectional couch that was a floor model (that means a good deal) AND I didn’t have to wait 6 weeks to get it!!!  I have also been busy finishing up a china hutch that we have turned into a media cabinet.  I promise I will show and tell as soon as we are done.  Our cabinet guy is coming to finish up the hinges on the doors and I need to put the final finishing touches on it!

This week, my plan is to get the fall decorations out and start preparing the house for our family who will be coming for Thanksgiving.  I’m so excited to have everyone together for a long weekend.  I love watching the grandchildren together.  They haven’t seen each other since summer so they will have alot of catching up to do!

Last year, I purchased turkey cookies for my 6 grandchildren.  This year, I’m going to make them.  I have found some really cute ideas on the web.  Haven’t decided which one I’m going to tackle,  but I’ll let you know when I do :-).

Turkey Cookie Collage

1.  Frugal Coupon Living

2.  Mandatory Mooch

3.  Source Unknown

4.  Our Best Bites

5.  Very Best Baking

6.  Betty Crocker

7.  Pillsbury

Have a wonderful week!

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Poster Board Christmas Tree

I’m re-posting my Cone Christmas Tree Tutorial from a few years ago because I have had many, many requests for the instructions (which I’m thrilled!).  Yesterday, I blew it and accidently deleted 3 of the emails that had asked me for the tutorial (ugh!).  I’m hoping that you will see this post, and if you do, please send your request again.  I promise I’m not ignoring you!  Just had a senior moment :-).

Hello friends and family!

Forgive me for being absent for so long… just got back into the country on Monday and have been playing a little bit of catch up.  Fall decor is down and boxed up.  Tonight the Christmas decorations will be hauled out of the attic and unpacked.

While I was gone, I received two emails from a fellow blogger demanding that I remove my “Cone Christmas Tree Tutorial” from my blog.  She had posted the instructions 2 years ago (I posted mine last year).  This year she has decided to sell the templates so I  need to remove my instructions.  She believes that she is the ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD who has come up with the method of making the template, using the tack/pencil/strip idea.  In my defense, my Mom and I made a Christmas Tree Skirt years ago using this method.  You can also use a piece of yarn or string (similar to a plumb line) and you will get the same outcome.

Since being home, I have received 2 threatening emails from her attorney.  I would love to be as catty, malicious, and ridiculous as my fellow blogger, but after a few days of praying, I’ve decided to take the high road and remove the instructions to making my Cone Christmas Tree.  My blog is not about making money, being the first in blog land to come up with an idea, or compete with other blogs.  I do it for the enjoyment of sharing and meeting other wonderful bloggers.  I just don’t want to be bullied.  My husband was ready to go toe-to-toe with the attorney, fly us to Texas if need be… is it really worth it though?  I mean, seriously?  That’s the world we live in today folks.  I’ve decided to not take part in this behavior.  It feels very freeing and I’m proud of myself!

If you are interested in making your own fun Cone Tree, please email me and I’d be happy to share my version of making them.  Just click on the envelope on the top, right hand-side of the column or click on the frame above that says, “Contact Me”.

I made 2 different sets of christmas trees.  They are so easy and fun!

The above trees are not setting on a candlestick/pedestal.

Here are the ones that I put on candlesticks (pedestals).  The embellishment on the top is a button that I found at Hancock Fabrics.


Challenging you to take the high road today!