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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Gift Yummies

Each year I like to have a little 'homemade' something on hand for guests and hostess gifts.

Mixed roasted sugar nuts were my choice for this year!  Don't they look yummy?

While baking these tasty little morsels of goodness, our home was filled with the aroma of warm cinnamon and brown sugar!  Soooo easy to make!  I picked up all the ingredients at our local bulk food store, including the cone bags. 

Add your mixture to the bags when cooled, tie with a festive ribbon and attach a label of your choice.  These labels and more can be found here, at one of my favourite sites

And because good things should not be kept secret, I'm sharing the recipe with all of you ...enjoy!

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  •  4 cups of mixed nuts
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Add nuts to egg whites, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts, and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread the nuts out on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas 2011 at the Notte's

Love this time of year!  It's always fun thinking up unique and inventive new ways to decorate our home for the holidays! 
My handmade 'HoHo' banner made with old pages of sheet music and strung on white ribbon.

Our festive but oh so relaxing living room.  Love this room year round but it's especially magical at Christmas!  If it could speak it would say "have a cup of tea and stay awhile"!

 My pretty ice ornaments resemble stained easy to make and very festive!

Hubs brought me loads of cedar branches from the cottage...

I tucked it in here and there, inside the house and out!  Not only is it beautiful but smells amazing!!!

Why not take that old pair of skates you have in storage, yum them up with some paint, a sprinkle of glitter and a happy holiday message! 

It just wouldn't be Christmas without one of my handmade twig stars.  These  are sure to add a bit of whimsy to any decor year round!

Merry Christmas to everyone. Peace Love and Happiness to you all!!!!