Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Everyone!!
I hope you all had a wonderful CHRISTmas!!!
I am so sorry I can not add pictures or change fonts
My tool bar with the quick editing is gone and I can not fix it!
I have looked it up all the ways I could think of and it is GONE!
If anyone out there knows how to help me please leave a comment to help me fix it!!!!!
I am so sad! Thank you, D'Arcy

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas I hope Everyone is ready For This Glorious Day!
A day late on my weekly post! So sorry... Today December 23rd and the last day of school, It is still snowing like crazy ( It has been for 2 weeks now!) Guess we got our White Christmas! I have all of my Family coming in from California Tomorrow and I pray the all arrive safe!

This is what our Home looks Like as of this morning! Too bad you can't see all of the Holiday Decor....

Our Little Dude Riding Today in Our snow covered yard!!! Too cute! He loves to ride...

I had my annual Christmas luncheon Yesterday, It was a wonderful time with girlfriends... Take a peak at my Holiday Table setting, We had a Tea!..
So lucky to have a great group of friends! Love ya! I Hope you have a wonderful CHRISTmas full of loved ones , D'Arc

PS. Here is the photo of our Christmas ornaments! Recipe below in old blog...
Merry CHRISTmas....ox

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hello Friends and Family!
First off I have to Give a cheer to my 12 year old! He made the Jr. High Basketball team...
This is a big deal... 54 boys tried out for 18 spots 7th, 8th, and 9th graders....While still getting straight A"S!! Great job Son!!!
I hope everyone is READY or almost ready for the Big Day! CHRISTmas day is only 8 days away!!!! My family all rolls in on the 24th! With a 2nd wave on the 29th! What a wonderful time of the year... I love all the hustle and bustle and a house full of loved ones...
My little dude and I have been busy trying to do one fun Christmas thing a day, together since Dec. 1st. Even as small as watching a CHRISTmas cartoon! (tonight Charlie Browns CHRISTmas is on)On Sunday we made Cookie Ornaments! So fun, I hadn't done that since I was a little kid myself!
Recipe Cookie Ornaments
2C Flour
1C salt
1C water
blend together and knead until the dough is smooth. Roll out dough on wax paper and use Holiday cookie cutters to form shapes. Use a straw to make a hole at the top of each orn. Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours or until dry. Decorate with paints, glitter and ribbon! We had such a good Time! (My 7th grader does join us in CHRISTmas cheer when he is home...)
I will post some photo's later on our orn.s My son needed the camera for a school project!
This weeks top 5 Favorite things!
#1 Quite time with my Husband! ( While the boys were at school, we only have until 12 We have a kinder! We have been going on a long walk then stopping off for a warm drink!) I have been loving this time to chat and Get exercise too!!!
#2 Mervin's Going out of Business sale!!! I was able to pick up Dress clothes for my boys! You don't need dress clothes every week so to pick up some great dress shirts and slacks for 50% off Yea! Great for the holidays but think ahead for a school dance, event or even a family Cruise!
They close in 7 days.....
#3 Olive Dahlia on 25th street! I have always loved this home decor and floral shop but for CHRISTMAS it's awesome! Great fresh floral's and little treasures to decorate or give as gifts!
#4 Food networks holiday programs on parties and recipes...
#5 Manicures!!! If you haven't scheduled one for the Holiday, do it ! Do it now.... I truly love this little bit of time to myself! If you have time treat yourself to a pedicure as well. You deserve it!
I hope you Have a wonderful week and take some time for yourself, Spend some time with your kids, and Remember Jesus is the reason for this wonderful season!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Classic Rock Christmas - on WindowsMedia

Classic Rock Christmas - on WindowsMedia
I promised Pictures so Here are a few! Hope you enjoy!
My Darling Scrapbook room tree! So cute I made the crown orns. And most of the orns. on the tree! (from scrap supplies!

A The cookie candy tree dresses up my guest kitchen! I did a fun Candy land theme in there!

My Mantel in the Main living room and my kitchen
Candler! My main Living room, Kitchen and entry I decorated in Woodland Forest theme! (Gold,Browns, Winter White!) My vintage tea cups, filled with little treasures!(Guest kitchen!)

My Formal Dinning! Reds And Browns! !
I hope you enjoy my Christmas Decor Photo's! Plus maybe get some ideas! I Just love this beautiful Season! Merry Christmas...

Our Main (live Christmas Tree 13ft. High) My Boys picked it out! I think it turned out Beautiful!

Dining Room!

This weeks Favorites!
1# A great clothing store in Salt lake Called Chic Boutique! Great prices and darling clothes, Shoes and accessories!
#2 Blogspot Layout Designer Allie Browns-Such Cute Designs I am going to have her do mine! WWW.!
#3 Decorating A gingerbread House with my Boys! I by the one at Costco
Plus some extra candy and such! Then we bake cookies drink hot coco and put together and decorate the house! I love that time with my boys! ( I think it's one of the only time's they don't Fight!)
#4 Making little Scrapbooks! I love this way of scrapbooking... You can do a whole event in such a short time and use your scraps (in the same color theme!) Plus it makes a great gift! Love
#5 The Store Buckle...... Love this store! Where Have I been!!! I know I have Walked by one a thousand times and final went in... If you haven't been to a Buckle you must stop in... You can get something for everyone one your list! This store carries Cool Clothes for both sexes! Teenagers, Husbands, Brothers, Sisters, moms and Friends! The Jeans are awesome and I love the accessories!! Check it out!
Have a great week! God Bless, D'Arcy

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Start of the busiest month of the year! December!

In these economic times please don't forget the people less fortunate! Photo of My boys making bears for toys for tots! My boys had the enjoyment of building a bear (they have $10 and $12 animals) then when finish they have a toys for tots bin right in the store! Killed two birds with one stone! My boys had a ball and learned a valuable lesson!(to give)

Happy Holidays to all! In the spirit of the season here is my favorite things for the week! #1Short bread cookies! This recipe is so fast and soooo yummy, Make 2 batches 1 for your home and one to give away!

Brown Sugar shortbread

1 cup butter (no substitutes)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2-1/4 cups all purpose flour

In a mixing bowl, cram butter and sugar. Gradually stir in flour. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 3 min. Pat into a 1/3 in thick rectangle measuring 11in. x 8in. Cut into 2-x1 in strip. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheet. prick with a fork. bake at 300 for 25 min. or until bottom begins to brown. cool for 5 min. remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields 3 dozen

2nd Favorite thing

Everyone who knows me knows I love Crowns! I found this cute little store on 25th street (25th street Boutique) A great store with fun bling tattoo art thermal shirts with of coarse Crowns, Fleur DE Le's, wings, sculls, Great prices! Fun jackets for $40.00 and way cute bling Jewelery!!! If your in the Neighborhood check it out!

Favorite thing #3

Bath and Body's Aloe Socks!!! love them and they make a great stocking stuffer or girlfriend gift! $7.50


Teresa Colin's new paper line Crush!!! I will have it in stock in a couple of weeks! Love it!!!

#5 Ti Pan's Christmas tree displays! Wow what a decorators play house! This store has all the things to get your house ready for the Holidays! If you haven't been you must head on over! Clear field and St. George in Utah and in Rancho Cucumunga in Ca.

Hope you enjoy a few of my Favorite things! Don't forget to keep checking back for next weeks fav's!

December's All day crop Is the 13th! Take time out for yourself or finish Holiday gifts!

Pre order my monthly party cookbook special price of $19.99 due out in the Spring! All of my retreat and party recipe with tips and party themes!
Enjoy, D'Arcy