Friday, March 29, 2013

2013 Easter Decos

Happy Easter to all of you!!!!

Here are my Easter decorations this year.  Enjoy the photos -

Lots and lots of eggs used this year!!  Our Lucy just enjoyed hanging out watching all of it happen -

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easy Bacon Wrapped Sausage Links

A very easy meat dish to take to a brunch or just to make for home!  This could be something easy to add to your Easter Brunch.

Easy Bacon Wrapped Sausage Links

16 oz. pkg. small cooked smoked sausage links
pkg. regular bacon (not microwave kind) cut into thirds
1 C. brown sugar

Take a large baking dish and line it with aluminum foil.  Spray it lightly with Pam (or something similar).

(Now, get the meats ready.  I assembled maybe a dozen at a time.  Then, put 3-4 in the  brown sugar baggy to shake)

Wrap each sausage with the 1/3 strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick - trying to overlap the bacon.  Place several assembled pieces in a gallon ziplock baggy with one cup of brown sugar added.  Shake it gently and remove and put on aluminum foil lined pan.

When all finished - bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Since the dish will have some grease from the meats - you might want to put on another plate.  If you are taking this somewhere other than home - it is very easy to transport when put in a clean covered dish.  It can easily be warmed up in a low oven if you desire then.  I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest and it was pinned from Midwest Living.

The meats being assembled -

Shaking the baggy with brown sugar -

Ready to go in the oven -

Finished -

With other Brunch items -

Glad that the sun is shining even though there is still snow on the ground.  I have never seen Lucy sleeping on the top of the couch with her back to us - but I imagine she is trying to get all the sun that she can -

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Moss Covered Letters

I'm sure you've seen these over Pinterest - but they are really easy and you can make them for many holidays -
This is what you will need -

Wood letters (Mine already had a hole in the bottom for what I wanted)
adhesive (I used a spray adhesive, but you could use mod podge or a glue gun)
Moss (I bought a moss mat - sold in the same area as loose moss but this is a bit more expensive so try to purchase using a store coupon)

Place newspapers on your surface because some moss does come loose.  I cut out small areas of the moss mat that would fit each letter.  I sprayed the 'good' side of the letter and then placed it down on the 'wrong' side of the moss -

I let this set for a little while.  Meanwhile, if you didn't prep your sticks - it could be done now.  I bought a 1/16" dowel and had Mr. Cardigan cut it into 3 equal pieces.  I used a paint pen to color them -

Now, it is time to cut around the wood letters.  Just use a regular pair of scissors - do not use a really good one.  It trims pretty easy -

I did not have much waste this way.  I next had my containers - which were small clay pots - and had small styrofoam balls inside.  I was going to use Easter Grass to cover the styrofoam, but found that I needed something heavier.  I looked around my stash and found some decorative stones instead -

Using a glue gun - I put a small amount in the hole at the bottom of the wood letter - and quickly placed the dowel in it -

I let them set for a little bit - this was when I was searching for a replacement for the Easter Grass!!  Then, put them in the styrofoam ball and finished my EasterScape!!

Holiday decorating is so boring to Lucy - at least after she is finished inspecting all the totes.  So, she was deep into her nap.  Now, I have to ask you ---- how can she breathe?

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