Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Handcrafted Affairs: The Perfect Extra Touch for your Wedding, Baby Shower, or Any other Special Event!


I have never had a wedding.  I opted to go to the courthouse and go the simpler, less stressful route when my husband and I said hour vows.  We both believe that an official wedding is just a piece of paper, because the actual commitment is in our hears and the ceremony is just for show.  However, I know that most people, especially women want a nice wedding along with all the beautiful accessories and frills.

I am sure you are all thinking of things like flowers, food, drinks, dancing, toasts and more; however, what about small things that many may not think of?   I recently discovered a product that is perfect for weddings, bridal showers, and even baby showers, and I just had to share it with you!

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Handcrafted Affairs offers a variety of unique things that add a finishing touch to a wedding or baby shower. They provide personalized hangers for wedding dresses, bridal party members, baby hangers and more.  They are actually gorgeous and come in white, walnut, black or natural, and you can have them personalized with everything from your name, the bride, Mrs. Bossie (that's me!), bridesmaid, and pretty much anything you can think of as long as it fits in the number of letters they allow!

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Since I am not a bride, I had my full name written on mine, and it is just gorgeous.  I opted for the walnut hanger, and honestly, I did have a slight desire for a wedding.  However, then I remembered that my husband would likely show up in camoflauge or his Kansas City Chiefs jersey, and I figured I should save the money for a really great vacation and skip the formal affair!

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These are the perfect item for all you Mama's welcoming a new addition to the family, or soon to be brides, and I think they are just the perfect touch.  I, however, will only be using them as gifts since I have officially closed the baby making factory, and I am happily married to my Knight in Camouflage driving a big mud truck!

Be sure to swing by their Facebook and Twitter pages so you don't miss out on any current promotions because these hangers are just too sweet!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Frosty Kiss Cookies Recipe-The Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea!


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Frosty Kiss Cookie recipe:


Great Grandma Bowen's Christmas Cookies

1/2 cup plus 2 tbs  sugar from Aldi's
3/4 cup butter from Aldi's (NOT margarine-cookies won't turn out right)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/13 cup plus 2 tbs flour sifted
1 large egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 bag of candy cane cookie Hershey Kisses or regular Hershey Kisses




Sift together flour, salt,  and baking powder and set aside

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla and thoroughly mix

Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until completely combined.

Here is where the recipe deviates

I roll 1-2 inch balls out of the dough and put a thumb print in the middle of each ball on a greased cookie sheet.  In the thumb print of each cookie place an unwrapped Candy Cane Hershey Kiss and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.  Let cool about five minutes before moving them to a cooling rack and enjoy!

The end result?  Complete and total yumminess!