Two More Sleeps!

Can you believe it?
My blogging has been quite disappointing, this I know, but I’m 98.7% ready, how about you?

Here are a few of the pictures that I’ve been taking for the 12 Days of Christmas class …

This would be Taft and our “neighbor gifts” (Stephens White Hot Chocolate)

Some of our Christmas books, in my newly painted table/cupboard (an antique phonograph table that I bought at a garage sale 18 years ago!)

Our snowman corner by the front door, where the “guess the candy jar” sits.

Our “memory” tree on the other side of the front door.

Our Santa collection. I generally add a new Santa each year–I hadn’t found one this year, and then Taft won this …

little guy at his school party. I think he is a perfect addition!

Here’s hoping your holiday weekend will be filled with happy memories and some good-old fashioned down time!

Just in case you’re NOT done baking and would like an easy, but delicious recipe to add to your collection, this is what I’m making today …

Caramel Brownies

1 German chocolate cake mix
1 bag of small wrapped caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup walnuts (choppped)
6 oz. chocolate chips

Melt the caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk together in medium saucepan and set aside. Mix together the cake mix, margarine, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and walnuts. Spread one half of the cake mixture in a 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips and drizzle melted caramel over partially baked mixture, drop remaining cake mixture on top. Bake 15 minutes more and cool completely.

Super. Yummy.

And, by the way … I’m READY to teach Twelve. I’ll be talking about this ALL NEW (rocking my world) class next week!


  1. Merry Christmas to you too, Stacy! Thanks for all you have helped me learn! See you in 2012! :)

  2. carol in seattle :) says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you Stacy! I hope your 2012 is bright!

  3. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Stacy! Looking forward to Twelve!

  4. Karen Schmidt says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family… I love the pics I totally missed the registration for 12 days of Christmas. I’m signed up for 12 and can’t wait. Have a wonderful weekend i know I will.

  5. Love all the photos! I wish for you and your family a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  6. Getting close too! Your house looks fabulous! Can’t wait for all my kids to be home and to celebrate Christmas! and I can’t wait for Twelve either! (It’s already waiting under my tree! Thanks!

  7. Merry Christmas Stacy! See you Jan 1 in Twelve!

  8. Merry Christmas and lots of rest – I look so much forward to any news of 12

  9. Merry Christmas to the Julian Family! And best wishes for health and happiness in the New Year!

  10. Kathy Weeks says:

    Merry Christmas, Stacy! Here’s to a wonderful and healthy 2012!!

  11. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Looking forward to joining you in Twelve:-)

  12. Beautiful pictures! I love the table! I’ve recently become obsessed with the color green & am getting my hands on just about anything that’s green, including Kermit, I hope Santa brings me one. :)

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & best wishes for 2012, to you & your family!

  13. LOVE the Santas and the Snowmen…what a colorful festive house!

    Merry Christmas, blog friend!

  14. Merry Christmas, Stacy! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and an awesome New Year!

  15. Merry Christmas Stacy!! I’m looking forward to 2012 & Twelve!! “See” you there.

    May your home be filled with love & laughter this holiday season.

  16. Merry Christmas Stacy!
    Looking forward to 2012 and Twelve!

  17. Love the decorative paper-wrapped hot chocolate! So cute and clever. Merry Christmas!

  18. Merry Christmas, Stacy! Can’t wait to see you in 12 in 2012 :)

  19. Love the decor pics! Totally intrigued by the grid of photos for 12 at the bottom. I CAN’T WAIT! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

  20. So fun! I call those brownies – ‘knock you naked brownies’ and think they are delish! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  21. Julie MacManus says:

    wishing you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from down under – just one sleep to go for us and the kiddies are asleep :>
    i loved your photos – esp the green cupboard with the books – i’m just starting the christmas book a night tradition this year – havent got 24 yet, but we are on the way.
    enjoy your family and i’ll see you in 12 – oh that reminds me i havent done my pre work oops… :>

  22. Merry Christmas to you and your family too. My girls have just gone to bed as tomorrow is Christmas day for us here in Queensland. Just a few gifts to wrap and then I’m done. Got the pics of the girls in their new pyjamas too :) Looking forward to TWELVE next year – must finish off my pre-class stuff in the next few days.

  23. Wishing you a blessed Christmas Stacy & family! I’m looking forward to TWELVE with you, although I need to finish my pre-class work (and finally decide on my OLW as well).

  24. Can’t wait to hear more about Twelve. Sounds so inspiring, but money is tight, so it will take some serious consideration.

    Loved the holiday photos! You’ve inspired me to post some on my blog as well. Yes, I’m going to do that today!

    Merry Christmas!

  25. Sherri Stone says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thanks for sharing your photos with us! We are starting our celebration today.

  26. Merry Christmas Stacy! I am excited to be a part of Twelve with you!

  27. Those caramel brownies look so easy and fantastic! I can forsee some loved ones getting those for birthdays (I love to bake for birthdays too).

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