Saturday, December 5, 2009

Party Time Deaux - WOW

Guess I better not wait as I see people have already started to visit me!  So here we got!

I believe my mother-in-law gave me this.  He currently resides in my spare bedroom all year round.  

My teddy, one of my favorite Christmas ornaments outside the nativity scene I mentioned in a previous post.

He sits on a little trunk in my hallway.  Isn't he cute?

Please ignore the junk in the background!  I "dressed up" my inside workroom last night with some estate/garage sale finds.  This is a sprig with a pinecone - plastic but I like it.  Better looking in person as my photo skills are HORRIBLE.

This little guy hangs on my bulletin board on my door to my work room.  I found him at an estate sale earlier this year.  He's made of wood and soooo cute!  Think I paid all of twenty-five cents.

I bought this Santa at Michael's on Black Friday as a gift, then decided to keep him.  He's hanging in my workroom next to the pine cone ornament.

I love this ornament.  Got it at a St. Jude's garage sale.  Think it's early 80's but not sure.  Anyway, it looks great!

My mini Christmas trees that stay on my entertainment center all year long. Found at Hobby Lobby (the green one) and Dollar General (the gold one).

My workroom door all dressed up for the holidays!
LOL - So, I'm lazy - pain does that to a person!

Okay, as promised, here is a WONDERFUL EASY divinity recipe.  I usually make these at Christmas.

Divinity in a Microwave

2 cups sugar
1/8 t. salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup karo
2 egg whites
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

Combine sugar, salt, water, in 8-cup glass measure.
Microwave on high, uncovered 3 minutes.  Stir-microwave on high uncovered 8-10 minutes or until a small amount dropped in very cold water forms a hard ball (260).  Beat egg whites in large bowl until stiff--pour over hot syrup in thin stream on high speed-add vanilla continuing until mixture holds its shape and starts to lose its gloss (about 5 minutes); fold in nuts-spoon onto wax paper-approx. 50 pieces

See, now isn't that sooo easy!

Let me just say, Remember the REAL meaning of Christmas this holiday season.  The Christ Child.  Thank you dear God for sending him to us so we may be saved from our sins and join you in heaven one day.  Amen.




  1. I love the little Christmas trees! Thank you for the Divinity recipe. I am going to attempt to make this :)

    Happy Holidays,
    LuLu Kellogg

  2. My daughter loves divinity, I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing your ideas and finds.

    Merry Christmas,

  3. Love your decorations! And I'll just have to try that divinity recipe! It's my favorite holidday candy! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Marylin, I wanted to pop over and let you know you won my giveaway.

    Be sure to email me your adress so that I can get the domino necklace off to you in the mail.

    Happy Holidays


  5. I really like your wooden car ornament! Thanks for sharing the recipe...I'd love to try it!

  6. I have that smae little white garden shed & love it. I have it stored away but, think I need to bring it out & put tiny twinkle lights on it & maybe make miniture poinsettia's. Merry Christmas! Charlene

  7. Happy Christmas. Thank you for letting me visit your party.

  8. Oh I love the santa and the teddy what great pictures. Funny that you said they reside in the back room the whole year round at least ya didn't say the attic. My parents put stuff in the attic then never get it back down, who knows what wonderful things may lurk up there lol.

    Take care great pictures.


  9. Hi: I love little Christmas Trees too. I put them up every where I can. Love all your decorations. Blessings, Martha

  10. I've never had divinity...can you believe it??? Maybe now I'll fix that and try your recipe! Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

    My Desert Cottage