Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter S'moores

Druuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum Roll and the winner of a Weekend trip to Scrap-n-Away is Debbie. Congratulations! If you e-mail me with your address I will get your gift certificate out to you. I've been busy getting stuff together to start making Easter goodies. I'm off to get groceries in the morning. Here is one of my favorite things to make for the grand kids. I've posted it before but thought it was worth posting again since it is so easy and they love them. directed. *This gift jar may be created to suit any holiday for which marshmallow candies are available. Easter S'moores INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS: 1. 1 1/4 cups of Easter M&M's 2. 8 marshmallow bunny peeps 3. 1 package of Graham Crackers 4.1/3 Cup Brown Sugar Spoon M&M's into jar first, then Peeps, then put combined brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs in baggie. I put a cute Easter napkin over lid before closing. Attach a gift tag with the following instructions: 1. Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the bunnies into bits with kitchen sheers or cut up with a knife. Return the bunny bits to the mixture. Mix well. 2. Melt 1/2 cup butter; add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 9" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. (Makes 9 to 12 bars.) *Option - leave bunnies whole; combine remaining ingredients and place the bunnies on top; then bake as directed.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Finally the snow is melting and I am done with my taxes whooooooooohooooow! Now it's time to play. I've been wanting to get started making some Easter crafts. I will post them as I get them done....I will also post some cute ideas I've been seeing around.

The animals have been out in full force lately..... I guess they are enjoying the nice weather too. The birds and squirrels have been fighting over the bird feeder. I wish I could get a picture of this crazy squirrel. He gets on the gate and jumps onto the window trying to reach the bird feeder. Of course he falls off every think he would learn after the second time Oh no he keeps trying and trying. This poor little guy isn't going to give up. I felt so bad for him since he kept falling and never did make it to get any food so I put some out for him. We have also had jackrabbits playing in the snow. I didn't get a picture of them play but here is a picture of one of them the other one took of as fast as he could.

If you click on this picture you will see a woodpecker eating out of the bird feeder. Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Snow,Snow and MORE SNOW

Ok enough is enough it can quit snowing anytime now. It's been snowing since Sunday. Ok not continuously but off and on. I am so OVER WINTER!!!! Poor Mark has been shoveling snow for days now and can't get caught's kind of like laundry and dishes no matter how many times you do them there is still more :-) Poor Guy!
Today snow is just now starting to stick so there is only about 2" so far and accumulating rapidly. We still have power,sporadic phone service and absolutely no CELL service....text come in once in awhile but we can't return them. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or bad. It sure has been peaceful with no TV,Radio or Phone.
So enough about our situation here on the hill have you seen the new Pantone Colors for this Fall.....well here they are.....aren't they gorgeous?



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

No Power for over 24 hours

There was no late night scrapping here on Sunday even though the girls where stuck here until late on Monday. We lost power at about 7 on Sunday and didn't get it back until Monday night after 8. Just as I was trying to fix dinner by candle lite.
It was very quite around here. You could hear the branches and trees falling. All day Sunday and Monday you heard snow blowers from sun up til sundown. The snow in the driveway was over 3' deep. On the patio it was up to the railing.

We lost two trees and I'm not sure how many branches but they are all over the yard.

We are suppose to be getting another STORM tonight. I'm not sure how much longer we will have power. There are still a lot of power lines done and we could lose more if the winds get as strong as they are predicting.
I'm trying to decided if I want to go to work with Mark and stay at a friends house or just be here in the storm by myself. I pretty sure he won't be making it home until probably Sat.....we are suppose to get snow the rest of the week. I don't mind being here if we have electricity but it's a little hard around here with none and I'm not sure I'll have enough firewood to last that long. I'm sending Mark to get more wood now.....I don't want to be without heat. I can live without everything else but I draw the line at being cold.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Snowed In

It's the first day of Spring and we are snowed in. Here is what it looked like at noon today

Here's what it looked like at 3 and it is still snowing. The trees are so heavy with snow the branches are breaking and we have one large pine tree that fell over. They say it's suppose to be like this for the next 7 days. I feel sorry for the girl's families that are stuck here. Don't you wish it was you ;-)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Moon

Don't forget tonight is Super Moon so get out those cameras....this won't happen again until the year 2029!

We woke up this morning with a light dusting of snow on the ground GRRRRR I'm so over winter. I was soooo hoping Spring had arrived to stay....we've been having such nice weather and there are a few sings of Spring starting to pop up around here.

I've been knee deep in taxes YUG but I almost have them done HOORAY. Hopefully this week I will get them finished and out of the way. It is always such a relief when I get them finished.

I have had sometime to scrapbook with the girls at the retreats the last couple of weekends so that has been a lot of fun.

How many of have tons of Glimmer Mist and really don't use it.....raise your hand. O ya my hand is up there with the rest of you :-D Anyhooo today when I was blog surfing I saw this really cute table scape for Spring and guess what they used....YEP Glimmer Mist. So here is a picture and if you would like detailed instructions head on over to Tattered Angles