Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas and an Etsy Sale 2!!!!

Hi there everyone...hope your Christmas festivities are going well and you are getting all you want done. I just have a few more things to accomplish and then I can sit back and enjoy. As you see in my title I also had an Etsy that was neat surprise (does anyone still use that word?)

The lady wanted the cards for framing and Christmas it was important to get the cards out in a timely manner (gosh, the lines were long at the Post Office.) As it is, she will receive them on Monday....just in time for framing, I hope.
Here is Kylie....she is none too happy with me....I found the deer antlers in one of the Christmas boxes and put them on her....she sat there looking at"Please take this strange thing off me...Please!!!" Finally she shook them off and was happy again.
So here is my Christmas Village and Manger Scene. Didn't put the manger scene up last year, JP took over the space that the manger scene with no place to go, it did not get put up last year. As you can see, this year I got the bright idea to put it under the Village....why did I not think of that space before????? 
"Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas tree." I had this tree already trimmed and lighted....but the top strand of lights burned I stripped it and bought some new lights and redecorated it.
Here it tis....all decorated....cute huh? Bought some new ornaments and the stringed beads were hidden downstairs for a couple of years....found them and strung them on the tree. See my little elf in the tree....he stays there most of the time.....I have heard of some elves getting themselves into a little bit of mischief during the Christmas season....this one has been far.

I am done with all my food and gift buying. Don't have many to buy for. Sent Pops his gift of Chex Mix and a big candy bar. Also made a devils food cake and mixed pudding with it....gosh was that good. Gave a little muffin cake to the Schwan's man tonight...he was thrilled, said when he gets home that will be the first thing he eats. Another little muffin cake will go to the Pastor, plus it's his birthday too.

I made a really delicious soup last night....Zucchini Sausage Soup.
Here is the recipe with a few of my changes of course.
Start to finish - 30 minutes and makes 11 servings.
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage or pork sausage (add Italian seasonings)
2/3 cup chopped onion
5 cups of water
1 medium zucchini, spiralled or chopped
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 jar (14 oz.) pizza sauce (yes, pizza sauce....very good)
3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 envelope au jus gravy mix (did not use)
1 Tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoon dried oregano
In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until the meat is not longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Dish up a bowl and top with mozzarella cheese.

Well time to close...hope you are having a good night and a great  Saturday!!! Hooray for Saturdays. Keep looking up!!!
Cheers ~ Louise


NanaDiana said...

YOur little tree looks cute all redecorated. It looks really nice. Glad you got your cards mailed.

Your soup sounds WONDERFUL!!!! Yum. Hope you are having a good weekend. xo Diana

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Thank you Diana. I want to hide the soup from JP it was so good. Busy day my basement in the midst of Christmas....want to give some stuff to the Thrift store before the end of the year. But it has been a good day, yes. Love the way we have to prove we are not a robot on our own blog....geez!!!

Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishes said...

cute little tree!

Attic Clutter said...

such a cute doggy and tree ..
big hugs,Patty

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty....Merry Christmas to you too. Thanks of doggie...reminds me, have to wrap her!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Merry Christmas Lindsey. My doggie says the same to


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