Friday, December 31, 2010

Darla Is Impatiently Waitin'...

for the clock to strike midnight.

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed new year! If you're out and about, please be careful and be responsible.

I also want to say "Thank You" to all who have supported my art and who visit my blog regularly. I look forward to 2011!

Take care and God bless!
:> )

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Plenty Of People...

miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it." ~William Feather

Enjoy nature and have the time of your life.
:> )

Friday, December 24, 2010

And She Brought Forth Her Firstborn Son...

Luke 2:7 ...wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room at the inn.

2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock at night.

2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.

2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in the manger.

2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

2:14 Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Wishin' you all a blessed Christmas and the merriest of holidays.
God bless...
:> )

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"I Don't Care...

We'll decorate it and it'll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me."

:> )

Monday, December 20, 2010

Good Monday Mornin'...

♥ Wishin' you all a terrific Christmas week!

Don't allow the holiday stresses get the best of you.
Remember to be merry and enjoy the blessins' of your life. (At times you may not think so, but the blessins' are there.) ♥

Keep smilin' and have a Christmas cookie.
:> )

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Tea Time Tassies Time Again...

Every year I get tons of hits on my blog for this cookie recipe. So I thought I would re-post it for some of my new regulars.


If you have a hankering for a buttery, cream cheese crust cookie with a gooey mix of brown sugar, butter and walnuts inside (and who the heck doesn't?), this cookie is for you!

Two 3 oz pkgs-Cream cheese (softened) Note: I use one 8 oz. package instead.
1 C-Butter (softened)
2 C-Flour

Mix all ingreds. (Chill dough for a few hours so its not so sticky to work with.)
Roll dough into small balls, place and press into mini muffin tins to form lil' "crusts".

2 Tbsp-Butter (melted)
1 ½ C-Brown sugar
2 tsp-Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1 1/3 C-Chopped walnuts (I've also used pecans, they are just as tasty)

Spoon filling into individual muffin tins. (Don't overfill) Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Gently remove each with a knife tip. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar while still warm.


Cream your butter and cream cheese.


Add your flour to form your dough.


Oh man, this is the tedious part, pressing out the dough into those mini muffin tins. Since its a tad sticky, stick your finger in a lil' flour before you press out your crusts. Works like a charm!


Now its time to mix up the goopy filling. Pure sugar heaven!


Spoon the mixture into each lil' crust. I use a teaspoon and it still gets all over the place.


After comin' out of the oven, let them slightly cool. Use a knife tip to gently pluck 'em out of there.


Finally, sprinkle a lil' confectioners sugar over them, hide 'em from your family and you're done!




Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The weather outside is frightful,

But the fire (and my big, thick, toasty warm woolly socks) are so delightful!

And since I've no place to go (except to the grocery store but I don't give a rip because they are callin' for lake effect snow of up to 20" today and I'm not leavin' the house so we'll just have to starve)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

All together now!
Oh the weather outside is frightful...
:> )

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It Continues To Snow...


So I went for a walk on the trail.
It was picture perfect!

I gave Stan the Beaver's sign a lil' Christmas cheer.

Along the trail I found yet another perfect Charlie Brown Christmas tree!!
(Yep, this time of year I really do keep a red Christmas ball in my coat pocket for exactly this reason)

Spread the Christmas joy...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Now For The Outside...

Spread the Christmas joy.
:> )

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow And Tommy Finally Arrived...

Here's the snow.

And here's Tommy (Jefferson).

The dinin' room is done.

Thank goodness my sweet elf got started outside.

He's much taller than most elves but a keeper none the less.

Happy Monday all!
:> )

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Deckin'...

Got the Christmas tree done.

More Santas...

A new spot for the carolers my mama made back in the 70's. ♥

The girls' Christmas tree.

Another tree.

The true meanin' of Christmas.

Man, I'm still not done and I've got to tackle the outside too!!
:> )

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