Monday, November 30, 2009

Homemade "the best" Caramel

Harshma posts on the exact recipe that my family has used for years...the only difference is that I add chopped walnuts at the end....I put mine in the freezer after till ready to give out..or more likely snack on...

1 cup butter or margarine
1 pound light brown sugar
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed
1 cup light corn syrup
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Cook for 2 minutes at that temperature. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
Meanwhile, butter a 9x13 inch baking pan. When the caramel is ready, pour into the buttered pan. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. Remove from the pan and cut into squares using scissors. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper or cellophane.

Wreath of history

What do you do with old ornaments that you don't want to hang on the tree but you can't throw away for sentimental reasons....Glue them to a wreath and everyone is happy...

years in the making

A great way of remembering the years around Christmas.. Just a long ribbon, photos of each year and some stars to shine...


A project that was finished a few years ago but a great and fun idea...Just three hat boxes of different sizes, some black and white paint, and ribbon...Voila..a Snowman that will never melt...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Countdown

At our Fab Friday a frien displayed her Christmas Countdown using a cookie sheet..I know it's not an origanl idea but I inspired me to do one too...I found a cookie sheet at a Goodwill and painted it white, then sprayed it with glitter...I took awhile to figure out what color scheme to use.

It doesn't show well against the white wall but it came out great I think..I used vintage pictures for each day..Since there are magnets on the back of the pictures I can store them on the back side of the cookie sheet for each day...I just ran out of red Numbers so I need to go back to Michaels to finish the days....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

I'm having way too much fun getting ready for the holidays. A friend of mine..Nanalee displayed this craft at our Fab Friday and I had to make my is so fun and so easy...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I love free stuff..I won this cork board at our Fab. Friday event recently...and I couldn't just leave it plain...with a little ribbon and some cute scrap paper voila...A fashionable Cork Board..