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Top O’the Mornin to ya,

I know St. Patrick’s Day is over but I did not get a chance to tell you on the actual day. I was out of town on a girls trip/wedding adventure.  My Sis In Law and I took a road trip to Tallahassee Florida for our Cousin’s Wedding celebration.  We had a blast getting away from our everyday lives, if only for a few days.

So when I came home I set my crafting sights on an out door lighting project. I do not have much light in my back yard and I love having coffee, beer, wine and crawfish. . .  out back any time possible! So I made an outdoor chandelier.

So easy and very cute.

Here we go!!

What you Need!

1 hula hoop ( I got the smallest one I could find.)

I had no idea they came in different sizes.

2 pieces of craft twine cut to 4 1/2 inches long.

2 strands of icicle lights.

Take the 2 pieces of twine and fold in half. tie a loop. You should have 4 single strands.

Now tie each strand in a knot to the hula hoop.

Wrap the first strand of lights around the hula hoop.

Now add the second strand and make your way up the strands.

I used zip ties to

attach the light to the strands so I could adjust them later.

Now you can hang your light from a tree limb.

Again I used a zip tie so I can take the light down and move it to another location if I want to.

My Husband and I ate dinner outside for the first time this season. It was soooo nice!!!

The entire time we were putting the light together Daisy Mae wanted to play! She waited so patiently. She is a funny puppy!!!!

Now go on and hit the store to get your supplies. You know you want one of these!!

Until Then,

Wende

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Howdy and how ya been?

It is slowly turning into spring here in my part of the world. Spring does not last long so I have to enjoy it as much as possible before Summer creeps into full force. Saint Patrick’s Day is only 4 days away and I will be celebrating at a wedding! Yay, how fun will that be??? I guess you will just have to check back and see. I will post photos of the event as soon as get back to town on Sunday afternoon.

Well I was craving something a little sweet the other day so I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies. Then on a whim, I thought, “Why not make them into cookie cups”. So that is exactly what I did. They were so yummy and made a ton. I was able to share them with my friends at work!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

           COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

 Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in morsels.

Drop by rounded tablespoon on  ungreased baking sheets.

Or use a small scoop and drop into mini cup liners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

I cooked the cups about 15 minutes.

This made about 60 cups! Great for a part!

I just loved this little idea. They were tasty, fast, and easy! Try it you are sure to like it!

Until Then,

Wende

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