Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oreo Truffles

Have you ever made these?

They're super easy, and really yummy!

Oreo Truffles
1 (16 ounce) package OREO'S
1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened
Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
Crush cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; Add cream cheese; mix until well blended.
Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Chill.
Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet.
Decorate as desired.
Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Twenty-Ten Basement Remodel Catch Up

Most of you know, that since April, we've been in the midst of remodeling our basement.
My hubby has been doing all the work himself, which has been a labor of love.
Each time we thought we had an idea when we might finish this project, another wrench has been thrown in the mix. It has been interesting, to say the least!
Just to recap where we left off in July, my hubby had just finished framing in a wall and putting up sheetrock - here's what it looked like.

In August, he built us a custom bar, tiled the floor behind the bar, added a sink, and put up bead board paneling.

Now, fast forward a few months..... and here is where we're at today!

You might remember awhile back, when I mentioned we purchased a collection of vintage license plates.
Well, now you can see from the above pic what we did with most of 'em!
My hubby reworked our stairs too - I didn't want carpet covering them again.

So he patched them the best he could, painted them black, and used some of the leftover license plates and some other signs on the risers.
The nezperc plate is extra special since it was my hubby's late grandparent's personalized plate.

Here is a view of the other side of the room opposite the new wall.

And this view shows part of the area behind our couches...

It feels good to finally be this far along. We still have a bunch of work to do though. The back bedroom down here that I store all my fabric in, still hasn't been touched. So, that's what's next on the list! My studio area has been painted, new floor installed, so after the back bedroom is finished, I think I'll get to move in - yay!

Monday, December 27, 2010

What I Do In My Spare Time

Thanks to all my fabulous customers who keep me busy.
I have been truly blessed!