Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter Formal, Cake Balls and Football!

Last night was our high school's winter formal. We also had a 40th anniversary and retirement (combo)party to go to. So I headed out the door and left Mr. Wonderful home with the dogs and headed for town. I stopped at the grocery store for more Oreos and cream cheese since Mr. Wonderful got into the hidden stash. I met my friend and teaching colleague Karin and we were off to the party. Great crowd at the anniversary party and a wonderful opportunity to see many former students and old friends. About 11:00 we decided, with cameras in hand, that it was time to go to the school and embarrass our children! The dance was hoppin, (and grindin') the kids were really having fun. It always makes me feel good at these events when my students come running, or in this case, sort of dancing, up to me to say hi or introduce me to their date. We took several pictures, many of which turned out blurry. Left the camera in the truck when we went to the anniversary party and it kept fogging up in the school commons. I'm sure the kids got some fun pictures that they'll be taggin me in on facebook.

foggy camera lens :(

Cute of Ali but Chase has a "pouty face"

Of course, the couldn't let me get two nice pictures! :)

This morning/afternoon, Ali and I are making Cake Balls (see Bakerella's Blog) and Oreo balls. We've got two batches of Oreo Balls and one batch of Cake Balls "chilling" in the "Big" freezer (outside). We decided on yellow cake and plan to coat them in chocolate coating.
Brownie Balls! Crushed Oreos and cream cheese.
Chill and dip in chocolate
Cake Balls: Bake a package cake according to the directions, cool and crumble.

Stir in one container of cream cheese (or any flavor) prepared frosting.

Roll into balls and chill.

Dip in chocolate

Garnish with more chocolate~!

In between rolling things into balls and dipping them in chocolate I managed to catch some of the football games this afternoon. There's pheasant and rice in the crockpot. All in all, a perfect day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Yuletide Coupon Hunt!

We're celebrating the holidays at Designs in Digital with a cool little Yuletide Coupon Hunt. Every five days or so, you'll find the five designers have hidden coupons somewhere in their stores. My coupon runs from December 6th through the 11th and is for 40% off your purchase of $6.00 or more. Keep your eyes on this thread for hints and information!
Here's a sample of the image you'll be hunting for!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New wintery goodies!

My latest release is Frosty Mornings! Inspired by the play of the sunrise off of the frost covered grass and trees here on the upland prairie. Frosty Mornings is on sale for 50% off all day Wednesday and will be 30% off Thursday through Saturday!

Pick up your copy of Frosty Mornings here

Frosty Mornings in action from my CT:

The next bit of coolness I have to share with you is Northern Lights, available at Designs in Digital. This kit really reminds me of the colors in the winter sky! This kit is filled with great traditional scrapping elements, and a few not so traditional.

Available here

Northern Lights in action:

I've got a new set of stitching clusters sure to add a little pizazz to any layout! Check them out here!
Be sure to swing by Designs in Digital and check out all the great new challenges for the month of December. We've got Bingo going all month! There's also a great special in the store - you can get a collection of the DID designers favorite recipes with your purchase of $5 or more. There's also a coupon hunt happening in the store. Every five days, five of the DID Designers will hide a coupon somewhere in their store. Be sure to hunt up some great bargains!