Friday, December 23, 2011

The Wedding Tower. Dress and Tux Toppers.

So how did it all come together??
See HERE :)
Have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Wedding is Coming! A Wedding is Coming!

I made these out of clay instead of fondant so they could keep them. 

Top tier of cupcake stand where the giant cupcake will sit!
The bride put this together because we had to rig the cupcake stand so it would work.  LOVE this.

And lots of flowers!

The wedding is on Friday.
I'll share the finished product then :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Projects

I didn't do any Christmas baking this year for our family as I had a few orders for goodies from friends.  For teacher gifts we put together hot chocolate buffet boxes with hot cocoa,  chocolate covered mint spoons, candy cane stir sticks, marshmallows, and flavored creamers.  These turned out so cute.  I can't wait to have a hot cocoa bar set out on Christmas morning as well.  Never thought of that before but saw it on Pintrest which got my idea rolling.  Below are the individual hot cocoa jars we gave to specials teachers and support staff.  They came together quickly.


Emma's class is having a multicultural holiday party today and they were encouraged to bring in something from their background.  Mark's dad is Peruvian so we did a search and found that Alfajores de Dulce de Leche (Caramel Sandwich Cookies) were the most popular Peruvian cookie.  The recipe I used called for lots of rum and I obviously left that out.  This is the most corn starch I have ever used in one recipe and the cookies came out really flaky.  Nice. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hope Was Born This Night

My favorite Christmas song right now. 
My heart BURSTING with JOY every time I hear it. 
What are your favorites?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I've Been Up To; Preschool Edition

 Loved this Christmas light idea I saw on Pintrest.  The kids enjoyed finding their names.  I laminated the paper, then cut the bulbs and used a dry erase marker to write their names so I can use them again next year. 

This little tree is in my dramatic play area.  The kids and decorate it over and over again.  There are even little tiny strings of lights.  We may make ornaments for it.

I recycled my tree from my fall bulletin board for this winter idea.  I'm not 100% sold on it.  I'll have to come up with something else next year.  You can't really see them but I made cardinals and blue jays.  They are a hit with the kids.

You have heard about using your Christmas cards for puzzles but I went a step further.  There are 10 puzzles, one for each student.  Each piece had a number on it.  The students get a number and each piece I draw from the pile they have to tell me who's puzzle it belongs to.  When everyone has all four puzzles pieces, they turn them over and do the puzzle.  We assign different numbers and do it over again.

Number sets Christmas trees.  The students have to hand that number of lights on the tree.

What I've Been Up To