Quite a while ago, I saw a picture of these grinches on facebook and after several people asked me to make them for ladies meeting, I decided to. I was especially glad my mom could come over and help EJ and me make them. We cut up some strawberries and bananas (after a quick trip to the local grocery store to buy bananas) and washed some green grapes.
I had seen these acorns on Pinterest and thought, since I was busy making another craft for this month's ladies' meeting, I needed something easy and quick. Having a pint-sized helper was nice, too. We laid out all our ingredients (EJ was trying not to smile):
From right to left: bowl for trash, unwrapped kisses, wrapped kisses, nutter butter bites, mini chocolate chips, lined cookie sheet, white cookie icing.
This week is our mission's conference at church. We do things differently from any other church I know of. Monday through Wednesday, each missionary goes into a Sunday School classroom and presents his work to anyone in the church who comes to his room. It works out really well, because if someone can only go two nights, they can listen to whichever two of the missionaries they want.
Changing gears: A couple days ago, I made these delicious pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting:
I saw these on facebook and just had to make them for our first ladies meeting of the new year. Of course, mine didn't turn out quite like facebook's version. I think my newtons were too small. Or my icing was too fat. Or probably both!
For our last ladies meeting of the season, the theme was "tea". There were little sandwiches and yummy warm scones. I was asked to "make something cute." Okay, cute. So I searched pinterest and found cute (you can find the recipe when you click on the picture):
Isn't that adorable? That is not what mine looked like. Not that I didn't try!
Ladies' meeting was last night, and I had been asked to bring fruit that was creative. Well, okay...So I brainstormed and this is what I came up with. No pinterest, no google, just my brain. And yes, they were a mild hit. :-)
Once again, it's ladies meeting time. And that means I have to stalk pinterest and find a cute food thing to make. Every time I take fruit, everyone raves about it, so when I found this picture, I thought I'd give it a try.
Just look at the beauty of that fruit! So symmetrical, such a straight, smooth line of dipped chocolate! Seriously, how hard could this be to pull off? Um, for your enjoyment, this hard:
I found this recipe, where else?, on pinterest. The lady's blog linked to the original, where you can find the recipe and professional-looking pictures. Here are my amateur photos. First you get some refrigerated pie crust and cut it into 1 1/2 by 2 in squares. This is what I had left over.
My husband came home several days before ladies' meeting on Thursday, and he told me that someone asked him if I was going to the meeting. When he told them yes, they said they were glad and couldn't wait to see what I was going to make for the meal. <gulp> I have a reputation now, I guess. One of these months, I'm going to disappoint with my offering. But for some reason, I have to humbly say, I don't think that that month was this one. :-)
Campfire marshmallows set on top of cookies.
I melted chocolate chips and smeared the chocolate on top of the marshmallows.
Most of our crafts in the next two months will be Christmas crafts. I think this year one of our trees will be decorated to a "homemade" theme with all our new ornaments we're making. But for this particular craft, it turned out to be more of a Thanksgiving craft. It took two days, but only one post.
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.