Penguins and Cocoa

Penguins by the fire

The holidays are upon us, and we are usually so busy that we don’t have time to enjoy them. After baking and decorating these cute cookies I want you to sit down by the fireplace, and enjoy your hard work with a nice cup of hot cocoa. Stop and take in the season. Look at the beautifully decorated Christmas tree that you worked so hard on decorating. Love it! Enjoy it!

I found a pretty easy recipe to make these penguin cookies. Bonus, you can make snowmen the same way! Use two different size round cookie cutters. Size will depend on how big or small you want your cookies to be. After baking decorate with royal icing. The cookies and cocoa shown here are What Next – Wintertime Cocoa & Cookies.

Sweetopia has a great recipe for The Perfect Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookie. If you don’t want to make peanut butter cookies you can do any type. Her article has great tips on how to keep the shape of the cookie. Definitely go take a look for step by step instructions.

Penguin Cookies and Cocoa

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S’mores for me!

S'mores table

I missed a month or two due to being busy with life. We have all been there. I have seen some great looking food that I wanted to blog, and I could still. Today we are making s’mores because What Next has their s’mores set on sale for half off. And the fact that I could not get into The Arcade to blog some Halloween delights.

Back to the topic, S’mores. Where does the word come from? It is just what you think. S’mores is a contraction of the phrase “some more.” I have put together a little s’mores table with graham crackers, milk chocolate, and marshmallows. These are some of the easiest and most fun treats to make.

The cooler weather is perfect for bon fires and s’mores. Here is how we made ours.  Place some of the chocolate bar pieces onto a graham cracker and set to the side. Then put a marshmallow on the end of a stick and hold that over the fire. Cook it as light or dark as you like. I prefer mine burnt.  Top with another graham cracker and enjoy!

S'mores for me!

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Baking Pumpkin Pie

Baking Pumpkin Pie

Pie is one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner. There is usually a pecan, sweet potato, apple, chocolate, and pumpkin pie. That is a lot of pie. Dust Bunny has a complete Harvest Feast at Collabor88. You can buy the whole thing or individual pieces.

I found a recipe for you, so that you can make your very own Dust Bunny Pumpkin Pie. Check out the Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe by Sally. Complete with leaf decor how-to!

Pumpkin Pie in Window

dust bunny . harvest feast . pumpkin pie @ C88
what next ‘Patisserie’ Bake Decor
what next ‘Patisserie’ Bowls Decor
what next ‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Utensils

an lar [poses] The Cordelia Series @ C88

TRUTH / Makena (group gift)
Glam Affair – Federika ( LeLutka Applier ) Asia @ C88
Blueberry – Star – Back Tied Top – Maitreya @ C88
Blueberry – Poppy – Leggings – Maitreya
Cae :: Submit :: Collar @ Romp
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0

Spring has Sprung on Lo Lo

Spring has Sprung

Visit Lo Lo

[Con.] Peewee bicycle – hunter @ Arcade
PLAAKA WallHangingIvy Semicircle @ Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Mini Piggy – Dozing Off (Pink) @ Arcade
tarte. lemon tree (white pot) @ Arcade
{what next} Penryn Arbour Seat @ C88
[what next}  ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planters
!Rebel Hope – Cargo Mesh Pants_Maitreya @ FaMESHed
ALT by Truth – Paddington Sweater – ALL [Maitreya]
Ingenue :: Moira Heels (Maitreya) :: Red @ C88
TRUTH HAIR Asuka [+Hat] Uber
Glam Affair – Chloe ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ .LeLutka.
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.6
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara 3.5
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord
FATE Eye Poser v2.2

Nice Fall Day for a Bike Ride

Bike Ride

Fall days like this make me want to go for a bicycle ride. I can live with this kind of life.

Location: Lo Lo

what next – Autumn Bicycle Decor @ C88
EverGlow Pose – Soft 04
Exile:: Sidewinder @ C88
M.I.X.*ribbon choker Gift @ Sanarae
-tres blah- Olsen Sweatshirt (Maitreya) – Cest La Vie @ C88
neve short – baby denim – Lara
Ingenue :: Tabatha Heels (Maitreya) :: Midnight  @ C88
CATWA Head Tumble
Glam Affair – Moirah Applier ( Catwa / Annie ) America @ C88
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara

Taking a Snow Day

Snow Day
(click to enlarge on flickr)

Today is a snow day! No work just play all day for these cute jackalopes. We just set up our house for winter, and now we’re ready for some fun. We built a snowman and Photographer Jackalope decided to take a picture of us being silly by it. The winter fox from Secret Store was camera shy and dove straight into the snow.

I was able to get the complete set of gacha prizes from What Next at The Arcade. I traded them all in for copy versions. The 2 story house is amazing and has 5 rooms. The decorative lights are color change or you remove them altogether. The snow on the roof can be hidden. The windows can be frosty or clear. Inside you can change many effects of the fireplace. Not only is the house able to be changed, but the mailbox takes notecards. The snowman and benches are animated. The door mats in this set are texture change. The only item that may not have anything to change about it is the bike decor. What an awesome set. I’m really pleased with it. This house can be used year round.

My outfit is new from Neve. The top is an oversized sweater with a shirt under it. The set is color change by hud. The sweater has 4 choices and the undershirt 6. You also have to choice to remove the undershirt. The jeans are an updated version of the coldLogic Bryon, Jennings, Conner, Traux, and Hance pants. Now fitted to support mesh bodies. These come in a variety of material and textures. Neve fits Belleza Isis, Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, and the standard avatar. My hairstyle was done by Truth Hair. This style is named Focus. The purchase included a  super cute kittycat ears color change headband.

I hope you are able to have some fun and enjoy the holiday season. I’ll be checking your flickr for pictures!

Neve Top Easy Neutral
Neve Pant Rolled Denim
Ingenue Alma Boots Chestnut @Arcade
Ingenue Twinkle Toe Socks @Tannenbaum
Atomic – Gacha Sweet Trimming Candy Cane Pink @Tannenbaum
ANE 602 Classic Watch Pink @Uber
ASO! Leather Ribbon Ring
IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
LeLutka Mesh Head Karin
Slink Hands

The Arcade:
{what next} Winter’s Cottage (with snow/lights) RARE COPY
{what next} Merry Welcome Mat COPY
{what next} Flakey the Snowman COPY
{what next} Winter Bike (decor) COPY
{what next} Winter Bench (deer) COPY
{what next} Red Winter Mailbox COPY
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Playful (rez)
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Photographer (rez)
[Con.] Tilbury Roadster – forest
Trompe Loeil – Hanging Snowflake Light
The Secret Store – Winter Foxes – Diving / Red