Category Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas, 2016!

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Is everyone ready for Christmas? I am kind of ready…A couple of weeks ago I was so sick with the flu and that really set me back. My husband and I didn’t even get to celebrate our anniversary because I was so sick. I can’t seem to kick the exhaustion since I’ve had the flu so I’ve still been doing a lot of laying around. All my shopping is done and I just need to get my house cleaned up and get food preparations rolling.

I finally mailed out my Christmas cards. This year I challenged myself to make my cards using only  the supplies that I have on hand. That worked. I also challenged myself to use my Cricut. That didn’t work.  A friend of mine was nice enough to cut something g out on her die cut machine for me. My cousin chose to join my challenge so I can’t wait to see her card.

I have to say this is the ugliest card I’ve ever made! My picture came out too dark and I just didn’t have a clue!

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I also made my gift tag for this year and it didn’t come out too bad. It kind of ended up matching my card. I used only what I had and didn’t buy anything new to make them either.

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I did use my Cricut to cut out the deer So hopefully it made up for not using it on the card.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy and be safe!

Besos,

Flor

 

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Christmas Tag 2015

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So I believe I’ve been making myself suffer more than I have to. I am doing as little as possible right now so that my foot  heals really well. People might think I’m trying to milk it and I’m being lazy but I’m not (my family won’t allow they’re pretty spoiled.)…I’m just trying to literally get back on my feet. I  am used to doing everything at home from working all day,  cleaning, cooking and dealing with the everyday stuff. So it’s hard just lying around being bored. Thanksgiving Day I was on my feet all day. I could barely walk for the next two days. The pain in my feet was excruciating-it needs to go! So I’m a little crabby-big deal. I’ll get over it and my family will too. I have to do something for myself once in a while.

Anyway…about two weeks ago I made my Christmas tags for this year. The funny thing is that I have only been able to use it on one gift! Since I am not going up and down the stairs my daughter has helped me wrap a few gifts and she missed putting the tag on. What am I going to do–nothing.

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It’s the easiest tag to make and you can use paper scraps and recycle some pop tabs. Easy and cute.

OK…I’m going back to the couch now to watch like my 50th movie in a week! I sometimes post more on my  Instagram or here on Facebook so check them out.

Besos,

Flor

 

Supplies:  misc. pop tabs, Stampn’Up!, misc. paper

 

Christmas Tag, 2014

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As I type this post my kitchen looks like I emptied out every single kitchen cabinet! I am making more popcorn to give as food gifts.

The weather is beautiful right now! It’s the perfect day for going downtown but we haven’t made it there this winter yet.

This years Christmas tag is super duper easy to make.

I used the chalkboard technique and added some bling as well.

Ok, I’m off to finish making popcorn and try to clean up a bit!

Supplies: Stampin’ Up! Misc items

Have a great day!

 

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

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Guess what today is? Yes, It’s Sunday. It is also Popcorn Day. At least according to my calendar it is.

So in honor of popcorn day I decided to make Peppermint Popcorn. It was for two reasons that I chose to make peppermint popcorn.

1. It’s popcorn day.

2. I have lots of candy canes that were left over from Christmas.

This was really delicious!

It’s also really pretty! This would make an awesome gift for Christmas or even Valentine’s day.

How pretty does that look?

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 8 cups air popped popcorn
  • 4 oz white chocolate
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint (candy canes or starlight mints)
  • 3-4 oz. red candy melts

Directions

1. Air pop your popcorn and spread on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

2. Melt white chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments(stirring in between each) until completely melted.

3. Drizzle white chocolate on popcorn using a spoon. Mix chocolate into popcorn quickly by using two spoons or your clean hands. Be careful as chocolate can be hot!

4. While chocolate is still wet sprinkle crushed peppermint over popcorn.

5. Melt red candy melts in microwave in 30 second increments. Spoon the melted candy into a ziploc bag and cut a small corner of the bag. Drizzle over all popcorn.

6. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until set. Break up popcorn and enjoy!

Happy Popcorn Day!

Besos,

Flor

Christmas Thank You Cards

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Hey!

How is it in your neck of the woods? It’s really snowy and cold here! It’s been a quiet last few days.  I’ve been doing the usual things here like visiting my parents, grocery shopping, sleeping, cooking and all that other good stuff.

A lot of schools and businesses are closing here today due the drastically cold weather. It is supposed to be about -52 degrees with the windchill. I am quite alright with schools closing. I feel that the safety of the faculty and children is more important than anything else. I will enjoy my last day home today because tomorrow it’s back to the grind!

I haven’t crafted much at all lately. I am lucky I got my Christmas cards out before Christmas arrived this year. When I made my Christmas cards I had quite a few scraps of paper left. When I was cleaning up a bit on Saturday I decided I would just use up the scraps. I had already written my Thank You cards on all sorts of different cards because I didn’t have a huge number of cards that were the same. Next year all my Thank You cards will be the same style. I like uniformity!

The base of the cards is the paper scrap from the Christmas cards I made. All these cards are 3″x 3″. All the other paper I used were scraps from other projects I had made before. These little cards were so easy to make.

Since I will be locked in my house all day today I hope that I can be productive at least in the crafty area!

Where ever you may be…be safe!

Besos,

Flor

Supplies: Stampin’ Up!, Recollections, Hero Arts, Sizzix

 

Coconut Macaroons

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I have been very lazy. Lots of sleeping, lots lying around and lots of movie watching. I like those things.

Do you have any New Year Plans? We are not really doing much. We are going out to lunch as a family and then will come home to just hang out.

This holiday I haven’t really done any baking. I usually bake quite a bit but with all the things that went on I just didn’t have the time or the spirit to do it. I was supposed to be in a cookie swap at school but had gotten sick. That left me with like six bags of coconut at home that I could make Coconut Macaroons with. I made one batch  for everyone to enjoy one of the evenings at the Rosary for my grandma. I ended up making a double  batch of coconut macaroons on another day to share some with my neighbors and the rest (at least 3 dozen) were eaten here! That’s a lot of cookies.

Coconut is one of those things that either you like it or you don’t. I like it. If you like coconut then I am sure you will like these delicious, moist, chewy  cookies.

Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients

7 3/4 cups (3, 7 oz packages) sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup canned cream of coconut
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg

Directions

Heat oven to 350*F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
Sprinkle 1 cup of the coconut onto the prepared baking sheet and bake 5-7 minutes (stir after 3 minutes, then check every minutes or so after) until golden brown.

In a large bowl mix toasted coconut, remaining coconut, flour, and salt.

In a another large bowl mix condensed milk, cream of coconut, vanilla, almond extract and egg. Stir together vigorously with a whisk.

Pour liquid mixture into the bowl of coconut (mixture) and stir until well combined.

Using a 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop mixture onto a parchment paper lined or silpat lined baking sheet. Use a moist finger to press down any shreds of coconut that are hanging out (otherwise they will burn before the cookies are fully baked).

Have a great day!

Besos,

Flor

Recipe adapted from Glorious Treats

 

Merry Christmas, 2013

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Merry Christmas! I woke up this morning to a light beautiful snow! It’s just right for Christmas Eve. It will be a busy evening as we celebrate today.

I wish every single one of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope that you are all surrounded by family and friends on this joyous day wether it be today or tomorrow that you celebrate.

 From mi casa to your casa…Merry Christmas!

Besos,

Flor