I trust you all had a joyous and very Merry Christmas! We certainly did! I think we'll all be a little sluggish for a few days after all the eating and merry making of the holidays. We had a wonderful visit with Peter's 3 children and then headed over to Atlanta to spend a couple of days with my family. Lots of eating, as I'm sure you all did too!
We got back on Friday just in time for me to hit the after-Christmas sales, which I love to do every year. I found a few things! :) I didn't have any Christmas platters, so after spotting these at a cute little shop in Chelsea called Chelsea Lane, I went back and got them 1/2 off.
Michael's had most of their glass Christmas balls at $1.99 a box, so I loaded up with a few colors so that I can do one of these wreaths that Eddie Ross showed us how to make. If you missed it take a look. I'll be sure and show you when I finish mine. I just love the looks of it and how fun to do whatever colors fit your home.
My friend, Debbie shared a treat with me that I just loved and got the recipe to make at home. It’s really easy to put together and the most time-consuming part is making the balls and rolling them in the powdered sugar. It’s worth it though! I didn’t think I’d like dates all that much, but this is a really good little treat.
Dingbats (wonder who made up this name) I’d actually call them Date Balls
1 stick butter
1 pkg. Dates (I used 10 oz container)
1 cup sugar
Put all 3 of the above in saucepan and stir to melt butter and blend all together.
Add in 2 cups rice crispies
1 Cup chopped pecans
Mix well and let cool to touch.
That’s it! Hope you try them and enjoy too! And I hope that you ALL had a wonderful Christmas. We sure did, but I'll be ready to clean up all the Christmas stuff and put it away for another year very soon.
Don't forget our Before & After Projects party in January. I'll put up a post on Monday with a button and all the info on that.