Monday, December 27, 2010


Enjoyed a visit with Naomi and her boyfriend, Jesse T. this afternoon. Thanks guys for stopping by! :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Peanut Butter Cups

1 C peanut butter
1/2 C icing sugar
1/4 t salt
milk chocolate discs, melted

Mix first three ingredients together in a bowl for filling.

I put a heaping tsp of chocolate in the muffin liner and pull it up the sides to create the cup shape. Refrigerate until chocolate is hard.

Add peanut butter filling.

Cover with a thin layer of chocolate and refrigerate. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pretzel Turtles

Recently came across this simple, quick treat online.
Pretzel Turtles


Line a cookie sheet with foil. Place pretzels on foil.

I could only find mini rolos so placed a milk chocolate disc on the pretzels first and then the rolos.

Bake at 250* for about 4 minutes until chocolate becomes soft. Place a pecan half on top upon removing from oven. Cool in fridge. Enjoy! :)

Winter Wonderland

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Smile for today

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. ~ Charles Schulz

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Borrowed from Treasuries of Joy :D

It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song,
but the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with the years,
and the smile that worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.
(Irish saying)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brief update

Hope to be back posting more regularly after my temporary absence these past few weeks. What I've been up to: shipping chickens, cleaning barns, traveling back to AB to visit my family, preparing barns, and placing chicks! Tomorrow I'll be helping my neighbour get the barns there ready in the morning and help place chicks later on.

And a random tip:

I recently came across a tip to get the diesel smell out of clothing that actually works. Pour Pinesol over the affected spot and let sit 1 to 2 hours before washing. The diesel being a heavier oil needs a product that will dissolve it out. The Pinesol is part oil (mixes with the diesel) and part soap (mixes with the water) so I guess that is why it works. My jacket has a bit of the lavender Pinesol scent but I prefer that over diesel. :)