Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ahhh...Cottage Cozy Soup!

A warm & hearty soup on this cold and rainy day!
(Since we were out of town for Thanksgiving I had some food in the fridge 
I wanted to use up before it spoiled!)

Just grab what you have on hand...
and make a big pot of "comfort stew"!

I threw in some carrots, lean ground beef, onions, cabbage and a frozen bag of chow mein I wanted to use up!  Add to that a can of tomatoes, some vegetable broth and even a little bit of canned pumpkin I had leftover in the fridge. I also had some fat free sour cream I threw in!  Some spices and there you have it!
It was delish and healthy too!

Stay Cozy, 
Carrie


Thursday, November 18, 2010

From Messy to Marvelous!

When we downsized to our townhouse I wasn't sure what to do 
with my collection of scarves.
I love to wear scarves...to me they are like wearing a necklace!
I had been keeping them in this black trunk....
which was fine until I needed to actually wear them!


 It is getting cold here...and looking through the endless pile of tangled mufflers  
was getting old...fast.   Hmmm...what to do?
A simple curtain rod and a couple of tools....and...it's an "ah-ha" moment!

And now there is plenty of room in the trunk for my shawls!
YES ~ it feels good to be organized!
Bring on the snow!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Pitcher Full....

Today is my friend's birthday
I am meeting her at Starbuck's for a cup of coffee
...and a pitcher of happy wishes!
This is my gift for her.

I found this lovely ceramic pitcher and filled it with 
a fun kitchen apron...
and a bag of my homemade 
"Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins"!


These muffins should be the perfect touch for our "coffee party"!
Look at that yummy cream cheese filling!

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Here is the recipe for you...

 I made some plain and some with chopped walnuts on top!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pretty in Pastels...

I added some fun flocked bottle brush trees 
to my ETSY shop today!
They are great for creating a wonderful Christmas display!
 
 

 There is no denying that Christmas is on its way!

 

 

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Fun Find...

Do you ever have Friday Family Game Night?
I am always on the hunt for new games to add to our collection...
And is this not the cutest "Coffee Table" Game ever?


 I found it at the thrift store...
in perfect "new to me" condition!
It is just so cute with the little plastic cups & saucers, folding coaster game board
and it's wonderful wooden storage box!


It's only a "two player game" but heck...
sometimes "family" game night turns into "Me & My Hubby" game night!

And the price was certainly right....$2.99!
It's the kind of game you can just leave out...
...because it looks cool!

What games do you like to play!



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spice up the Holidays...


In case you didn't know...HP has tons of free downloads
to help you get creative!


You can make a custom cookbook,  holiday cards, games,
tags, place cards, scrap books,
 gift boxes, party sets and so much more!
All for free!




  Check it our for yourself here...and have fun!

*you must go visit my dear friend, Becky's blog...
she is having the most fabulous giveaway!
Wish her a Happy 50th too!
Here is a sneak peak...