Thursday, November 25, 2010

Our Chinese Thanksgiving

Because our family is awesome and we don't like turkey we have decided to make every year a "Chinese Thanksgiving".     What are your Thanksgiving traditions?   Do you follow the rules, or are you a rule breaker like us? 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Oh Christmas Crack How I Love You!

and oh how much my ass has grown since I discovered you!!!!! 

~Christmas Crack Recipe~
1 cup butter (do not use margarine - this is not a healthy recipe)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 sleeves Saltine crackers
1 cup of chopped nuts (we don't use because i'm allergic)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line a bar pan or cookie sheet (the pan/sheet should have a rim so that it can hold the goodness in) with aluminum foil. I also spray the foil with cooking spray, just to prevent any sticking. Next, line foil with rows of Saltine crackers. 

Next, melt the butter and combine it with brown sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to boil and boil for two minutes. This now caramel syrup will be very hot so be careful. Pour the caramel evenly over Saltines and bake for 10 minutes.

Immediately after removing from the oven, pour the chocolate chips over the crackers. Let stand for two minutes or until chips are soft. Spread the chocolate as evenly as possible over the crackers and then top with the nuts. Refrigerate until hard. Break into pieces.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba

Look what we bought M today?! OMG!!! I'm in love!!!!! I think I want these for myself :) We got him the pair in the middle with all of the Gabba characters on them! So badass!!!! 


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Waldorf Doll Fun

M's Custom Waldorf doll is DONE! I think he turned out soooo cute! You can't really see in the pics but he is wearing a penguin t-shirt because M loves penguins :)

I love him! Hopefully M will love him too! I cannot say enough good things about Roberta from Hazel Dolls on Etsy! She is fantastic to work with and so sweet! I highly recommend her!!!!

Here are some pics of the doll and then some pics of M that I sent to Roberta. I think she did a fantastic job of making the doll look like him!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Peanut's Pageant Playset

I love to decorate for Christmas so every year i've been buying a new decoration for the house (or 2 or 3 or 10, lol).  Anyways, last year I bought the Fisher Price Little People Nativity Set and it was a huge hit with the kids, so I decided on the Peanut's Pageant Nativity Playset this year.    Here's my review in a nutshell….NOT kid friendly at all!  You will flip your lid trying to keep all of the pieces upright.  This playset is cheap, flimsy and annoying.  Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely adorable and who doesn't like the Peanut characters?   The figurines themselves are super cute, but the actual playset is a bit of a nightmare.  The stage is made of thin, cheap cardboard (not even real cardboard) and it doesn't stay together very well.   The headpieces don't fit the figurines' heads…I mean what the crap?  Why make a headpiece that isn't going to fit?  Snoopy keeps toppling over, and after fixing this playset for the 100th time today, i've decided it's going back in the box.   Save your money on this one.  Buy the Peanut Christmas DVD's instead.  You will thank me for this!