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VALENTINE LOFTHOUSE COOKIES!

This recipe comes from www.mangiodasola.com .  Enjoy making a couple batches to give to family and friends.











Remember those Lofthouse Sugar Cookies I blogged about before? No? Well, here they are again in heart form. I am really really not a lover of all things pink with hearts. I tried to make the icing red, but it didn't happen. I guess I needed to add the whole jar of dye to get that color. What I ended up with was hot pink! ugh!! This was my first time working with dye, so oh well...

Anyway, as everyone knows, the holiday of love is coming up. I might not have a Valentine this year, and I'm totally okay with that. Relationships bring on too much drama for my needs haha. I enjoy being single, especially while being a graduate student.




So, in honor of this holiday and for the people out there who actually like hearts and the color pink, you should try out this recipe. This is a soft, cakey, delicious cookie. These cookies are so good that I have to control myself from not ea…

UNITED STATES NATIONAL TOBOGGAN CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The U.S. National Tobaggan Championships is the only organized wooden toboggan race in the country and possibly the world. The toboggan chute is located in Camden, Main at the Camden Snow Bowl, a community owned year round recreation area which has developed thousand of deicated skiers since 1936. All race revenue goes to off setting the Snow Bowl budget.




History

    The original chute was first built in 1936 by a dedicated group of volunteers who also built a ski lodge and ski hill, one of the earliest in America. The chute was again rebuilt in 1954 by local Coast Guardsmen and lasted until 1964 when it was brought to an end because of rot and neglect.
    In 1990 it was resurrected once again out of pressure treated wood by another enthusiastic group of volunteers and material donors and was to become known as the Jack Williams Toboggan Chute. The week before the race, many hours are spent during the dark of night, when it is the coldest, to coat the wooden chute with layer …

DIY STARBURST TREETOPPER/ORNAMENT!

This diy comes from www.lovemaegan.com .  Reminds me of Christmas decorations from the 40's and 50's, which now we consider modern design.  I still like it, add a little bit of nostalgia to your next Christmas tree!










In all my life, I have NEVER found a tree topper that I've liked. Not once, not ever. When I was growing up we always had angels, which are fine, but inevitably end up crooked. A crooked tree topper is one of those things that no matter how pretty my tree is, it will be the only thing I notice every time I look at it. A few weeks ago at JoAnn's, gathering supplies for all my Christmas Crafts, I bought a bunch of white and silver pipe cleaners with snowflakes in mind. But the other day I looked at them and thought, I'm just going to see if I can come up with a tree topper out of these. And without documenting it, I totally did... beyond anything I could have imagined, and honestly, I can't believe pipe cleaners have become my favorite tree topp…