Petunia Bloom

 

Christmas Gift! January 6, 2011

Filed under: Decorating,Family,House — 3:26 pm

My bedroom is a work in progress.  My mom knows this, so she picked out lamps for my bedroom as my Christmas present!  YAY for matching lamps!

Now, I need mirrors to go behind them to complete the look.  I haven’t decided whether I want curtains or not.

 
 

A Table Set for Four September 18, 2009

Filed under: Decorating,Household,Nature — 7:02 am

I got to use my china for the first time.  It was so fun pulling it all out and setting a table with such beautiful china.

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I couldn’t find any candles to float so I dropped in some flowers from a bouquet I had.

 
 

Pecan Tea Balls December 16, 2008

Filed under: Decorating,Food,Recipe — 2:00 am

My husband wanted to take small gifts to work for Christmas, so he ordered to me to make cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels.  I told him I would make cookies, but we could buy the chocolate dipped pretzels at Target.

My grandma always makes Pecan Tea Balls at Christmas time, so that is what I made using the recipe she always uses.

1c. Butter
1c. Chopped Pecans
2c. Flour
1/4c. Sugar
2t vanilla
1/2 bag Powdered Sugar

Mix together all the ingredients.  Roll into balls the size of a marble.  Bake 350 degrees for 20 mins.  While hot, roll in powder sugar.  Roll in powder sugar again when cooled.  This will make around 27 cookies.  Mine were bigger than marbles, so you could probably get more than 27 out of a batch.  I almost always double the recipe, because these keep very well.

I used the wax paper for easy clean-up, but it is definitely not needed.

These cooled very quickly by my drafty window which was good since I wanted to bag them right away.

Here they are bagged with one chocolate-dipped pretzel each (that I didn’t have to make!).  I was pleased with how they turned out, and they should be well-received.  If not, I will never know.