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Twenty Years of Christmas

I’ve made over 80 quilts through the years and even though they are each special- there is one that is truly a one of a kind<3 Continue reading “Twenty Years of Christmas”

Desserts · Favorite Recipes ♥

Swedish Ice Box Cookies


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 cups flour
  • ½ cup walnuts- chopped

Mix sugars, butter, shortening & eggs until homogenous.

Add eggs & baking soda- mix. Add cinnamon, flour & walnuts- stir just until blended.

Divide mixture into 4 portions onto wax paper. Form into a log approximately 1 ¼” high by 3” wide.

Refrigerate overnight. Cut the logs into ¼” slices and bake fairly close together for 12 minutes at 350⁰.


My Projects ♥ · The Art of Flipping

Flip #5 – The Fireplace

I hope you all had a great weekend! Here are a few more pictures of the main floor of our home. My next post will be of the beautiful baby shower that we had yesterday!!!! Definitely got some great pictures to show you! Continue reading “Flip #5 – The Fireplace”

My Projects ♥ · The Art of Flipping

Flip #5 – One for us ♥

As promised, here is flip #6. Craig & I are proud to share our home with you on the day before our 26th anniversary. Today’s pic’s are a start and I will continue to share with you other parts of this project. We are very blessed, very proud and we welcome you to our home ❤ Continue reading “Flip #5 – One for us ♥”

App's & Drinks · Autumn · Celebrate the Seasons ♥ · Favorite Recipes ♥ · Hello! My name is...

Mama Carp’s Jameson Cidertini


Perfect for fall celebrations – makes 4 martinis

  • 1 cup fresh cider – I use my Northwoods Apple Cider recipe
  • 4 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 cups ice
  • Sugar for rim &  garnish with fresh apple slices &cranberries

Cut lemon in half and use to rim your martini glass with sugar. Put the cider, whiskey, maple syrup, lemon juice and ice in blender and blend 15 seconds or to desired consistency. Garnish with a slice of fresh apple, apple with a cranberry or a few frozen cranberries tossed in bottom. This can also be made in a traditional martini shaker.