Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello! I hope you all had a perfect Christmas! And I just wanted to take a quick minute to wish you all a Happy New Year!

I really wanted to THANK each and every supporter I have out there! My family, friends, and all you monster lovers!! 2011 was an amazing crafty year, and I hope to continue on with it in 2012!

Sherman has the spinach dip chilling, cards shuffled, & lots of pop to ring in the New Year with a few of his buddies, I will be sure to take pics!

Have a Safe and Awesome New Years! xo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Bokeh

A little non monstery post today :) One of my favorite parts of this time of year is the Christmast lights! I've played with photography for a few years now, and fell in love with bokeh. Which bascially, is out of focus light. Christmas lights are perfect for this! I bought some lens covers, in different shapes, stars, hearts, there is even a little man. The trick to bokeh is to be VERY still, but I didn't set up my tripod in the street :) So - the lights tend to streak.

Love the stars....
Hearts are really pretty too :) The tree is my fave though :)
Are you ready for Christmas?? 5 more sleeps!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cookie Bites

Happy Monday. December 12th already! I finally got a little baking done this weekend. I was a food processor, and 1 block of room temp cream cheese into it, before I thought... SHERMAN. So, here he is :) For this recipe you only need a couple of things, perfect! 350 gram bag of chocolate chip cookies. Chips ahoy is what was called for, I used PC brand. 2 boxes of bakers chocolate, and 1 block of cream cheese, room temp.
Crush up cookies finely. I used my food processor. The food processor I HAD to have last year, that my husand HAD to show me how to use again, this year :) ha ... So crush them up. In a bowl mix crumbs and cream cheese, until well combined. Roll into balls. The recipe said to make 42, but I did not get quite that many. These are RICH, so I can see why they say to make smallish ones. After you roll them into balls, pop them into the fridge for an hour, or the freezer for 20 minutes. Melt your chocolate :) I just used a tin bowl over a boiling pot of water. There isn't any pictures of the dipping / decorating part, as there were ALOT of hands helping me at this point ;) So, I put the cookie ball in the chocolate with a fork, coating all sides, tap off excess, place on wax paper, and add sprinkles, cookie crumbs, or crushed up candy canes :) Once they are all coated, pop them in the fridge for a 1/2 hour, and then TASTE TEST.

EAsy, and Yummy! Like chocolate cheesecake!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December

Hello! Happy December :) I am no where near ready for Christmas, but after this weekend I am hoping to get ALOT done. Of course December 1 means advent calendars in our house, and it's lego city again :) Yay! There is actually 2 lego calendars out this year, Lego City, and Star Wars. Yes. We have both.

So, our theme will be Christmas, with a bit of a space invasion?
Looking foward to getting our little "Christmas Lego Scene" set up, so we can add our 24 days of lego to it! Sherman has lots of Christmas treats to bake up! And then the Tree. Christmas Cards. Presents. Wrapping. And 3 of my children have just started basketball :) If it wasn't chaotic, it wouldn't be us I suppose :)

This weekend is my LAST sale of the season. I will be at the Red Deer Christmas Bazaar on Saturday (10 to5) and Sunday (10 to 4), with hopefully 100 monsters or so. Unfortunately my etsy shop is fairly empty, and will remain that way :( If you are in need of a monster, you can always email me, and I will try and accomodate! theslagers@shaw.ca

Have a great weekend! xx