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WIPS: Ear warmers

I’m still working on  a few of these neat ear warmers to gift to the Asst Managers at our Panera for Christmas. I used Stitch, Stitch Boom pattern. The Moss stitch has great texture. I used Vanna’s Choice 4 ply yarn. This one is actually a dark Brick color, the other is a Dusty Purple.

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Mom’s Cheese Ball recipe for the holidays

My Amaryllis and Christmas cactus are in full bloom – so beautiful!!

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Being the the first Christmas since my mom died I’m having sentimental moments of sadness. Everything about the holidays remind me of mom. She had a zest for celebrating and enjoying even the simple things in life. I take after her there as well.

I go on celebrating all the great things in life and know that she is resting in peace, and my guardian angel.

In honor of my mom I’ve entered a recipe contest submitting her favorite Christmas recipe for the buffet. She made is every year!

I like that this is simple and can be made a day or two in advance of your party.

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Mom’s Cheese Ball:

1 block of cream cheese

3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese

2 stalks of scallions (diced)

1 teaspoon of dried dill

2 teaspoons of dried chives

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

After one hour resting time in the refrigerator roll the cheese ball in the nuts and wrap in saran warp and frig until ready to use.

Chopped Walnuts (I used) or Pecans

Mix all of the above in a medium sized bowl, rolled into one large ball and place in the refrigerator for an hour. After an hour take it out and gently roll the ball in the nuts making sure to cover the entire cheese ball. Wrap in saran wrap and leave in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I serve it with pita chips/assorted crackers and sliced apples.

 

Christmas deals

I was surprised to find a nice deal at Kmart – bogo $1 on shoes. So, I got these super cute festive flats for me and a pair of loafers for my hubby. 20151129_130130.png

 

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I also bought Christmas log of fresh Pine for my tablescape and Red dinner linen – @ my favorite,  HomeGoods 💕 20151129_131116.png

Simple & classic

Christmas WreathFresh wreaths – I could never have too many wreaths or Christmas Greens around. The fragrance is amazing!! ShopRite has them on sale for $2.99 – love!!

Wishing you Peace and Joy this Season!

December 14 & 15th Holiday Boutique

Prayer

Just some of the beautiful items for sale at the Holiday boutique at ArtsWestchester in downtown White Plains, NY

Outstanding African Art, Blown glass & Fiber Art were my favorite. Hastings Tea had some cool gift baskets too. Sure love Hastings Tea!!