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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 
Thanksgiving with the family is never boring! 
 
 
Even picture taking turns out to be quite comical.
Why is it so hard to get a decent family picture?
(Yes, we moved my mom's couch out onto the lawn!)
 
 
A lovely meal was followed by our own Turkey Trot.
Click here for the game.


 
 
 
 Everyone else's family knows how to take a picture.
Why don't we?
 
 
 
Now...who should I blame?!

Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 




The kids did a bit of blogging over Thanksgiving break. 
Here's their latest posts:


How to Make Paper Snowflakes


Making a LEGO Candle

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

 

 

Look what showed up early to our Thanksgiving table!
A Sugar Cookie Turkey Dessert Pizza.

Soooo yummy!

Whip up your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe. 
(Or buy 2 tubes of sugar cookie dough at the grocery store.)


Spread cookie dough into a greased pizza pan. 
Bake for 8-10 min at 400 degrees.  Let cool.

Roll out remaining cookie dough and cut out the turkey parts using a table knife. 


I made the head and neck by cutting out a long 'light bulb' shape.
The eyes were circles cut out using a water bottle cap.
The snood was a 'mustache' shape.

Bake the pieces for 8 minutes at 400 degrees.  Let pieces cool.

Frost your turkey pieces. 
I made a quick icing in my blender. 
Whip together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp. vanilla and a pinch of salt.  Add more water if needed. 



Separate the icing into different bowls and add food coloring.  Brown for the head, yellow/orange for the beak, red for the snood and white for the eyes.

Frost each of the pieces.  Let dry.  For the eyes I added a bit of black frosting and 2 candy eyes.
 

In a bowl, mix 1 carton of light cream cheese (room temperature) and stir in 1/2 cup sugar.
 

Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the sugar cookie pizza.

 

Immediately top with the sugar cookie turkey head pieces.

Using cut up strawberries, mandarin oranges, raspberries and any other fruit you might have,
line up the fruit in patterns. 
 
Cover the entire frosted area.



Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve. 

 
 Cut into wedges using a pizza cutter. 
 
Enjoy!
 
 




Linking up to: SerenityNow, It'sOverflowing, Tatertots&Jello, FrugalGirls
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Guess where I went last week-end?
The Funky Junk Salvation Show! 

(My friend Dixie, and her sister Linda are the Funky Junk Sisters!)

 
 

This show is always packed full with treasures upon treasures!
My friend Kristen joined me again. 

Check out some of the fun we had.

 
 
 
 
First of all, you've got to see this adorable camper decked out for Christmas!  Too cute!
 

We always love to see how each vendor displays their wares.


We loved this fun ornament chandelier.

 
 
 Look at this beautiful display!
 


These pumpkins caught our eye.
 

 

Take a look at this idea.
(I had to take a picture for my spoon loving friend, Leah.)



There is just something I love about tulle and sparkly glitter on a Christmas tree!
 

What a great time!

It's always hard to take pictures at these shows.
(No one wants you to copy their ideas...I totally get it...but I LOVE to document the fun!)

Check out our past Funky Junk Salvation adventures.

 

 
 




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