Christmas Crafts

Christmas Sign/Hanger

Mini Stockings

As busy as the past month has been and will continue to be, I’ve been really enjoying making Christmas decor, crafts and baking! That being said, I’ve also been sleeping less, so am a bit groggy in the mornings with so much to keep me busy each day that I find I can’t finish all the other projects I have to do. What’s a busy Mommy to do? :) Well, first thing I decided was to follow something my hubby suggested – to do one thing at a time! Sounds simple enough yet how many women know how to stop multi-tasking and just do One.Thing.At.A.Time? I struggle with that always, but I’m getting better at focusing by keeping this advice in mind. I find when I’m at work especially, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed if there’s too much going on at once, but if I take the time to set one task before me and purposely not think about the rest I am way more productive and less stressed out in the end. Yay! Thanks, Sweetie! You’re awesome! Anyhoo, so far I’ve sewn some homemade mini stockings for my kids, and just finished a charming Christmas sign/hanger. You can use the hanger for whatever you want, but since we don’t have a mantle it also makes a nice place to hang stockings! Bonus! ;)

Also, my youngest wanted to make cookies today so we made some yummy chocolate ones – they were supposed to be cut out cookies but the recipe was terrible for rolling so we made due and I formed them into balls, then flattened with a fork. Oh well! They still taste good. :p

Chocolate Cookies

I need to make sure that tomorrow I don’t get distracted by other cool ideas and buckle down to finish more important projects lol!

‘Till Next Time,

☆~Roxy~☆

Easter baking

So yesterday we went to Joy Story 2 c/o Gateway Church held at Transcona Country Club, (we were visiting my in-law’s church), and it was a very lively service. The boys had fun watching Woody and Buzz Lightyear learn about what Christ did on the cross, and how they didn’t need to rescue Him, as He came to rescue us all from eternal damnation. And the sermon was very powerful as usual, as they preach the Gospel there every time and not just occasionally.

Afterwards, we all went home for a short bit, then it was time to go to our extended family gathering for Easter. Unfortunately, some people were ill so they couldn’t make it, but it was still nice to see everyone and meet some new faces too. The night prior, my youngest and I got to work making some colourful Crispy Rice Easter eggs. I let him choose the colours so he chose blue and red (pink) which turned out quite nicely. Here’s some photos of our baking time:

My Little Helper

My Little Helper :)

Putting the crispy rice into moldsTaking the Crispy rice out of the moldsClosing the easter egg moldsClosup of Easter eggsClose up of eggs

Eggs in baskets

Eggs in baskets

As you can see, my youngest son and I enjoyed making our little crea-egg-tions lol! It was lots of fun and they turned out so cute too! :)

After we made those, and it was time for the boys to go to bed, I decided to supplement the desserts with a batch of my delicious cranberry muffins. I believe I got the recipe off of Allrecipes.com a long time ago (it was called blueberry muffins to die for). I just make them with cranberries instead and I love the tartness of the cranberries mixed with the sweetness of the sugar. :) So here’s some photos of that fun:

Mixing up my muffins

Mixing up muffins

muffin batterclose up of muffinsfinished muffins

Everyone enjoyed the desserts, as did I as after having gone 4 weeks without real sugar and sweets, it’s been rough. And aren’t weekends that much better with a bit of sweetness? ;)

Till next post,

Roxy