Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mourning for The Families of Newtown

I am saddened to be writing about something like this again.

I am sending my prayers out to the families of the people lost in Newtown, Connecticut.  Their tragedy is a tragedy for the whole country.

I will not post again until Monday out of respect for those families. I just wish there was more that I could do. 

My love and prayers to everyone affected by this.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Russian Tea with Brandy for Fridays Happy Hour

Russian Tea with Brandy is another winter favorite of mine.  This is a great drink when it is cold outside.  Cuddle up with a good book and a cup of Russian Tea with Brandy.  It warms me up from the inside out.

I posted the recipe for Instant Russian Tea last week.

Russian Tea with Brandy


2 tsp Instant Russian Tea
6 oz boiling water
1 1/2 ounce Christian Brother's Brandy


Put 2 tsp Instant Russian Tea into a mug.

Add boiling water.


Add Brandy.

Stir and serve.

I hope you enjoy my Russian Tea with Brandy as much as I do.  I always love hearing from you.  

Have a great week.

Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rhinestone Jars

I made these cute Rhinestone Jars before Thanksgiving, and I loved the way they came out.   I have lots of jars, and wanted to do something fun with them.  I wanted them sparkly and blingy and they are certainly that.  

I used them for Votive candles on the table, but you could do anything with them.   Put flowers in them for vases, use them in a bathroom for makeup brushes and pencils,  or use them in an office to hold more rhinestones, pencils, buttons, paint brushes.  I think they are so versatile and fun.  Add a little sparkle to your rooms.    Keep reading to learn how to make these cute Rhinestone Jars.

Rhinestone Jars


Allene's Jewel It Glue
Paper Towels


Get all of your supplies together.

Lay a paper towel on the table.

Put the rhinestones in the pattern that want to put them on your jar, onto the paper towel.

I put dots of glue on the jar and then added the rhinestones.  While the glue is still wet, you can position the rhinestones by sliding them a little on the jar.  (Note - use just a small amount of glue, otherwise they will slide down.)

Once you have finished adding the rhinestones to the jar, set it aside to dry.

I did three different jars in different shapes and sizes.  

These Rhinestone Jars were so easy to make.  I hope that you like them.

I always love hearing from you.
Merry christmas.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

7 Recipes and Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 30

Again, this week, we are so grateful, happy, overwhelmed, and blown away by your overwhelming attendance at last weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 29.  We had a whopping 226 links in the party.  My goal for this week was 220 and all of you beat that.

Adorned From Above

Today I am sharing some links to my posts from the last few weeks.  I did not always have internet available.  So I did not party much.  Then the party will follow.

Escargot Recipe
Sea of Glass in the Book of Revelation
Cranberry Bread
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Instant Hot Chocolate Recipe
White Tulle Christmas Wreath
Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca
Breakfast Egg Cups
Lychee Martinis

I hope that you check out some of my posts.  I love sharing with all of you.  Now, on to the party.

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 30.  This weeks party will have two blogs Co-Hosting.  Joye and Myrna from The Busy Bee's and Linda from With A Blast are both great blogs that I think you are going  to love.

The Busy Bee's Follow on GFC First- Co-Hostesses
With A Blast - Co-Host

This is a blog hop, so when you share your posts on Adorned From Above, they will also be seen on The Busy Bee's and With A Blast.

So on to this weeks party.  The rules are easy.

1.  Follow all of three hosts in some way (GFC, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, or Linky Followers )

2.  Anything goes with posts. ( recipes, parties, etsy shops, crafts, inspirational writing, absolutely anything.  Just make it family friendly )

3.  Comment on other posts.  It is a party.  Get to know your fellow bloggers.  I have met some of the nicest people at the parties, including my co-hosts.

Let's get to it then.  First, here are last weeks featured bloggers.
(Please take a look at The Busy Bee's Blog to see who they featured this week.)

Congradulations to all of our featured bloggers.  Grab the featured button from my sidebar. 

We hope you have fun at this week's party.  All of us love hearing from you.  We love your comments.

Now let's party

Have a great week.
Debi, Joye, Myrna, Linda

Also take a look at my December Sponsor Angie from God's Growing Garden

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