Sunday, January 8, 2012

Where have we been?

Hello bloggers! I disappeared again... I guess when life gets too hectic, something has to give and for me it's facebook and blogging, lol. Things have calmed down around here now that Christmas is behind us. I am just getting in the groove with the 2012 date. It always takes me a bit to get used to writing the new year's numbers. Business was booming over the holidays, not necessarily in our on-line venues, but in our town where people know what we make and sell. I almost decided to give up on the online shops, but they are paid for until next fall. We will keep chugging along until it is time to re-up this fall, and then make the decision.

So Valentine's is next! What is everyone doing for the holiday? I decided to pick up some pretty heart bead supplies for our shop. They will be available asap. We will have our bath and body products available. Perhaps a nice salt or sugar scrub on special for Valentine's day... I will need to think on that one.

Random Recipe:

Valentine's Day Truffles

These are a fantastic treat for that someone special in your life, and couldn't be easier to make!


3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Finely chopped toasted nuts, flaked coconut, chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, unsweetened cocoa, powdered sugar or colored sugars


MELT chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

POUR into medium bowl. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours or until firm.

SHAPE into 1-inch balls; roll in desired coating and/or decorate with frosting and candies. Chill 1 hour or until firm.

Enjoy these with your loved one's, or gift them to someone special!