Friday, December 31, 2010

Peppermint Trifle/Pie and Christmas Card Holder!

Have any Peppermint ice cream left?? I love Kroger grocery stores for several reasons, but one in particular is their sale paper. They have great sales, but at the end of it, they have a recipe, and all of the ingredients needed for the recipe are on sale that week. Well a couple of weeks ago, they included a recipe for Peppermint pie, which we turned into a trifle dish for the company we had coming over. Afterall what a better time to use the mini-triffle dishes that we were given as wedding present!

All you do is crush up some oreos to use as the crust (use just a little butter to work as a kind of glue to hold it together if making a pie). The next layer is of Peppermint Ice Cream (we softened it a little first just by leaving it on the counter for a few minutes). And the top layer is of cool whip, store in the freezer until ready to serve. Garnish with some crushed peppermint if you have some.

Very tasty treat! And cute presentation!

Now onto the Christmas Card Holder!

I just used some Christmas ribbon that I adhered to the mantle and modpodged Christmas Scrapbook paper to some clothespins to hold the cards. I really like the way it came out and put our family and friends in the focal point of the room. We love them and it is a great reminder of all the beautiful people the Lord has blessed us with!

Advent Calendar and Christmas Decor

I absolutely LOVE this time of the year! I wanted to try to take it all in, so I created an advent tree! I got the verses from Gretchen at New Every Morning . I love the way the verses lead up to Christmas Day. Verses are also below...

1. Job 12:13,22
2. Psalm 103:8-12
3. Jeremiah 31:3
4. John 10:11,14
5. Isaiah 43:1-4
6. Micah 5:2,5
7. 1John 5:11-12
8. Isaiah 9:6-7
9. Hebrews 11:6
10. Isaiah 53:1-5
11. Isaiah 53:6-7
12. Isaiah 53:10-11
13. John 16:33
14. Isaiah 60:1
15. 1 John 5:13
16. Isaiah 11:1-2
17. Luke 2:1-7
18. Isaiah 7:14
19. Luke 2:8-15
20. Luke 2:16-20
21. Luke 2:28-32
22. Luke 2:39-40
23. Matthew 2:1-6
24. Matthew 2:7-12
25. John 3:16

For each day we would read that days verse as well as all of the others leading up to it. It has been fun and we will definitely do it again next year!

If you would like to create one, this is all I did...
1. Gather Sticks from backyard and spray paint white.
2. I went through my Scapbook paper and found a green stripe and a solid red. I cut the green in a little smaller square with the red a little larger. I used mod podge to attach the two squares together
3. Stamp the days on the front
4. Use fine point permanent marker to write verse on the back
5. Hole punch squares
6. Cut ribbon about 3 inches and fold in half and thread through the hole punch.
7. Pick where on your branches you want it to go, and I just wrapped it around the branch and hot glued the ends of the ribbon together.

I put the branches in a red vase filled with peppermints to anchor them. We keep a Bible on the table to go through and read together at night.

A few of our other Christmas Decorations...

Hope y'all had a great Christmas!