Favorites, elf and winners!


 Hello!

"I apologize for my delay in getting back to you" is the beginning of every email I've sent lately.

And I really do apologize.  If I could hire someone to do ONE thing for me it would be to respond to emails, Instagram comments, and Facebook inquiries.  I do my best to keep up but dang.  It overwhelms me.  I promise that it's not because I'm lazy or choose to ignore emails...there are just a lot of them.

First off...the winner of the Less Ordinary Designs giveaway is YOU. :) Contact me to claim your prize! :)

This weekend I spent the whole time cooking and baking.  We had two big celebrations this weekend and one was for my sister in laws birthday.  
For her birthday I made chocolate cake (using this recipe but subbing in a devils food cake mix), chocolate ganache (recipe from Martha) and covered in the BEST frosting EVER...toasted marshmallow!

You should make some and eat it from the bowl with a spoon or cover some cake with it.

Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

1 1/3 cups margarine room temp
7 oz tub marshmallow cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 -2 teaspoons milk
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar

Blend together margarine and marshmallow until smooth.  Add extracts.  Add sugar slowly and blend as you add.  If needed add milk a bit at a time.  (recipe via food.com
And our elf, Porkchop has been up to good this year...so far.  Baking cookies...

 Having a movie night...
 Shaving...
 Doing fly bys...
 Tire swinging...
 Recovering from too much candy...
 Zip-lining...
 And practicing his off season high wire act. :) The boys are having a great time with him. 
And my favorite boys were in the local parade.  Moses insisted on dressing like Santa and he got tons of compliments on his outfit. :)

Hope your season is LOVELY and stress free!  Go have some coffee and bake something! :)

xo

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5 comments:

Teresa Tysinger said...

How in the world did you get Donut to do his fly-by and tight rope walk?! Very impressive :)

Trish said...

love all porkchop's antics!!!!

Tiffany said...

I've got to say, I'm a little jealous...your elf is cooler than ours! :) I would love to know your elf secrets--like how the airplane fly-by was pulled off, how he is managing to stay on the tight rope, and deets about the little cookies he baked! All are so cute, and for some reason our elves are having trouble with creativity this year. ;) We need and appreciate the inspiration you are giving us!!

Peggy Rice said...

Your elf is the BEST!

Cindy said...

I love your elf ideas :) thank you for sharing ...

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