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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry, Merry and Happy, Happy from Kentucky!!

Be back January 3rd!
   Time to turn my full attention to beloved family from out of town that we will be lucky enough to get to see this week. For that reason, taking a little hiatus from the Web until January 3rd, 2011.
   As I am addicted to reading everyone's blogs, I can't wait to see what I'll have missed. But meantime, maybe if I'm not staring at my computer screen I'll enjoy even more the blanket of snow that covered our countryside last night...about two inches of the snow-globe-perfect white stuff and just below freezing temps here in our region of Kentucky.
REPURPOSING: Greeting cards to gift tags
   I'll be saving all the holiday greeting cards to cut off any portions usable for gift tags. Sometimes I get lucky with a holiday card that can be used as a tag for a birthday gift, like this one pictured here above, on a gift for our young niece's birthday. The majority of our card fronts (holiday, birthday, whatever) get saved for the local veterans' association, as they collect and send them somewhere for re-use.
BAKING: Mini Pecan Tarts
   FINALLY made some goodies yesterday morn to send via Hubby to our neighbors up the hill. She gifts us with her homemade peanut brittle each year (YUM!) and then I return her container with something from my kitchen. Last year it was Mexican wedding cookies, but this year I decided to go with little pecan tarts.
   Found online at Cooks.com the exact recipe I use for these little pecan tarts called Tea Time Tassies, which will keep me from having to re-print it here. A good thing since I've got to go get ready for this wondrous day of family, family, family, food and fun.
   Wishing the same for you & a VERY Happy New Year too!!

8 comments:

Tightwad Mom said...

Merry Christmas! I adore your blog. I can't wait to come visit over the holidays to read all your great ideas!

giozi said...

Merry Christmas to you. FELIZ NAVIDAD !!!

Cooking in Mexico said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!I love your great ideas for recyling, reusing, renewing. I'll be checking out your other posts to learn more tricks.

Kathleen

mangocheeks said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too.
Your pecan bites look gorgeous.
From snowy cold Scotland

Renovation in Galicia said...

Making tags from old cards is something I had done for years, however, now days most of our cards come in the form of ecards, which is a shame.

Practical Parsimony said...

Yummy, those pecan tarts look so good that I am tempted to bake some. I have two quarts of pecans that I am nibbling on each day.

More savings on Christmas tags and other things are in my blog at....
http://practical-parsimony.blogspot.com/2010/12/save-on-gift-wrapping-ribbon-tags-and.html

I don't send as many cards as I did in past years, and I get fewer, but the few I get seem to be enough for recycling. At yard sales I often see people selling new cards with old, used ones accidentally throw in...all so cheap.

Susan said...

Happy New Year Dmarie, love your blog and your ideas :)

dmarie said...

love hearing from each of you & VERY MUCH enjoyed visiting your blogs after my week-long abstinence from the computer. Giozi, I didn't figure out how to comment on your blog, but I will be visiting it again...maybe I will learn Spanish!

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