Friday, January 1, 2010

Feature Friday: Tales of a Shared Womb

Happy New Year!!!

Okay, so we are going to test the waters today with a new “feature” for some Fridays. It remains to be seen how often we will do this, but here goes. We would like to share with you guys some of what it is like to be identical twins. We don’t know if you guys would be interested, or if you are interested, what you would like to read about. So we are throwing it out there to you, our dear readers, what do you think?

To start the series off, we thought we would share what our very favorite thing is about being a twin…..always having a best friend, who knows exactly what you need, no matter what!

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See, even back then we were fabulous fashionistas! Aren’t you jealous of our stylish hats?

If you would kindly leave us a comment or send us an email letting us know what you think, and what you would like us to talk about, it would make our week! Thanks for your continued support of this little adventure of ours.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Guest Day Thursday: A Very Special Guest

Our very favorite Christmas tradition is one that Teri started when she was first married 15 years ago, and Micki and our Mom have both continued with her. We all have a collection of nativities or crèche. We all have little ones and big ones and elaborate ones, and expensive ones……well you get the idea. Mom has approximately 13, Micki has approximately 15 and Teri has close to 30. Here are some pictures of some of our favorites, we can’t include nearly all of them, but we would like to end the year with a reminder of what Christmas is all about.

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Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore

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Lladro (a special gift from Daddy to Mom)

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Fisher Price Little People (even the little ones need a nativity they can use to tell the story)

As we start the New Year, please remember all the blessings that are afforded us by that tiny babe in the stable.

Luke 2:10 & 11

”And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord”

What's Cookin Wednesday: Cookie Day

Every year with My (Micki's) sister-in-laws and my mother in law we make tons and tons of cookies to give away and eat. We each bring a kind and we make like 3 kinds. This year Sabrina and I had a miscommunication and brought the same kind. So we had a ton of ginger molasses cookies. lol We also had rice crispie treats, and Teris darling daughter made a no bake cookie, and we had muddy buddy mix and sugar cookies. Then we made Texas sheet cake, Neiman Marcus cookies, peanut blossoms, and Shannon made kalua cake. It is always so much fun!! Teri got a couple of hours before we were done but wouldn't let me take her picture because she had gone to sleep in the car with wet hair and it was craaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzyyyyyyyy!!! I would love to share the recipe for Neiman Marcus cookies which supposedly some lady paid a few hundred dollars for by accident and so she shared it with everyone she knew. They are so delicious!!! The batch makes a ton so we usually make it half at a time to fit in the mixer better.

Neiman Marcus Cookies
2 cups butter
2 tsp soda
5 cups blended oatmeal (measure before blending into fine powder)
1 8 oz herseys bar (we use the symphony bar with the toffee and almonds)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
24 oz chocolate chips
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
3 cups chopped nuts (we use slivered almonds and chop them a little bit more)

Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add chocolate chips, herseys bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

Micki doing dishes

Sabrina just finished mixing cookies

Shannon volunteered for the awful job of grating chocolate
Laurel and Trish mixing away :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tadpole Tuesday: Christmas Gifts (Teri)

Remember these soaps that my daughter made for her friends for Christmas? Here’s the completed present:

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The cute box started out looking like this:

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A little Mod Podge and some scrapbook paper and a total transformation:

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Here’s the breakdown:

Box - 50¢ at a local thrift

Mod Podge & scrapbook paper already on hand – free

Soaps – approx 50¢

Cute colored wash rag - 50¢ (came in a package of 8 for $4)

Nail polish kit – $1 in dollar section at Target

Pedicure kit – on clearance for 50¢ in dollar section at Target

Basket - $1 in dollar section at Target.

Grand total: $4 a piece (we made 6) and time and love. Not a bad price for something so cute I don’t think. My daughters friends seemed to love them. My only regret is that we put the paper clear to the top of the box, so when we put the lids back on some of the paper got squished. I guess you just live and learn.

We haven't participated in a linky party in a few weeks, so we are linking up to Finding Fabulous' Frugalicious Friday

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mystery Monday: Our Disappearance and a Feature

Today's mystery:

Where have we been?

I guess we are the only ones who can answer that. We have been enjoying each other's company over the Christmas holiday. It was an unintentional vacation, we meant to post the things we had planned, but life just got busy. It wasn't a priority this week. If you will indulge us, we will post the things we had planned for last week, this week. Sorry if you have to hear about Christmas again after Christmas, but we had some fun things planned. We hope everyone had a fabulous holiday, we did, because we were able to spend it together (the only thing missing was our parents who opted not to join us this year).

We would also like to give a shout out to Mod Podge Amy and thank her for featuring our Noel Blocks on her blog on Christmas Eve. We meant to tell you earlier, but like we said it just didn't happen. If you click
here it will take you to our feature, but please stay and visit her blog, it's awesome!