The grandparents always pull through with the coolest stuff!
Do you hear those sleigh bells?? It's almost time! Jake and Henry prepared their Gingerbread house for Santa to see.
Jenn's version of Peppermint Bark:
1 bag of Ghiradelli chocolate chips
1 bag of Ghriadelli (am I spelling that right??) white chocolate chips
finely crushed up candy canes
Finely crush the candy canes. I think the best way is to use a rolling pin with the candy canes in a plastic bag...I've been known to use a hammer too though. Depends on how much pent up aggression you might have. Melt the chocolate chips...pour into a baking pan lined with wax paper...spread out into a thin layer. Melt the white chocolate chips...pour over the chocolate layer and lightly smooth out to make the top layer. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes all over the top. Lastly take a little melted milk chocolate in a spoon and sprinkle across the top making beautiful swirly designs. Refrigerate for 1 hour and break or cut up into uneven bite sizes! So pretty and way yummy.
Henry had his little Holiday Cookie Party at school today. There was a pretty big melt down during the singing of Jingle Bells, Rudolph, etc. But he perked up for the cookie part:) Henry has the cutest little class and the most adorable little classmates. It was so adorable. Look at the little placemat he made! He also made a gift for his Mom and Dad. The cutest snowman ornament!! awwwwww little Henry!!
p.s. I love to visit all of you that leave comments at your blogs...but sometimes your profile isn't public and I can't connect to your blog. I just want you to know that I appreciate you all ...even if I can't get back in touch with you:) A few posts back Cathy left me a link to the most adorable new magazine. I'd love to talk to you more...but couldn't link back to you. Please write me again if you see this:) xoxo
Now...did you all finish your shopping and wrapping and hyperventilating (oh, that was just me?) and more wrapping and shipping this weekend?? I did!!! YIPPPPPEEEE. All my packages went off into postal land today and I am SO relieved!!! I'm so horrible with capturing all the action with my camera...but I did get a couple snaps of these little gifts;)
1. canvas is prepped and painted black...then it's idea time ...roughly painted in ivory
I listed a new little collection of ACEO cards over at my ebay site. You can find the auctions here.
I've been getting the best handmade goodies from etsy in the mail! I'm dying to show you...but they are gifts and it will spoil the surprise. Some little sneaky sneak (yes, you Mom) already figured out something for her from Vanessa ....soooo sneaky. So, no more hints!!!
Hope you all have fun weekend plans making cookies and wrapping gifts!! Enjoy it and I'll see you soon!! xoxoxoxo...jenn
what a treat to get all of your sweet comments about my last post:) I can't even express how much it means to me to be part of such a super supportive community. That's what it's all about!! If only all of YOU could have been in line with me:) As I said to a friend today...thankfully I have a good sense of humor...and the ability to laugh...alot.
ummmm...my bottom strand of lights went out!! oops!
and other little friends before they went off to their new homes...