Saturday, December 15, 2012


 Happy week before Christmas peeps!  I have a houseful right now so I'm going to make this short, but I wanted to pop in before the week has flown past for us all!  I have to share this moment-  I emailed my Auntie in Montana and told her that antlers were very trendy in home decor and if they had any just laying around anywhere, I would love a few.  Low and behold last week to my giddy delight, a BOX of them showed up on my doorstep!  SURPRISE!!  They were perfect!!  For the time being, they are tucked into my old toolbox filled with cedar sprigs and pine cones... they will have many new homes as the days go by.  This box of antlers thrilled me so much I actually screamed and jumped up and down.  My Montana family will never know how much this thrilled me.  Sometimes it's the small things we do for others that bless them down to their socks.  I feel blessed like crazy.
 And if you're looking for a way to bless your family or anyone else you might be feeding- neighbors, in-laws, hoodlum children from down the street, friends and such.. you must give this super easy, quick recipe a try. 
 Dump the following into a big bowl:  
2 cups peanut butter, 
3 cups rice crispies (I used chocolate rice crispies)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
Mix and form into balls.  (I used a small cookie scooper, scraping the excess flat against the side of the bowl for a rounded yet flat-on-the-bottom truffle shape.)  Microwave 2 pkgs chocolate chips until smooth and melted, dip balls in chocolate.  Lift balls out with one fork underneath the flat side of the chocolate covered balls, scraping excess chocolate on side of bowl and use a second fork to gently push ball off, and onto parchment paper lined baking sheet or cutting board.  (Place into refrigerator to harden.) If desired, drizzle remaining melted chocolate back and forth over hardened balls for a truffle-like look.  

 See? Yum. 
 This makes quite a few so be prepared to share.  Or just borrow my son, because he can't seem to get enough of these.
 I found these adorable free printables here, and put together simple but sweet teacher gifts.  A lot of you asked about them after seeing a peak at them on Instagram.  (Don't my hoodlums look thrilled with having this photo taken in the dark of the early morning, before school? Ha!  #wearenotafanofearlymorningsinthishouse.)  Also, I had to google the word use of "whom" because I wasn't sure about this grammar.  Apparently it's correct.  Who knew. #itsnotlikeimanexperthere #wetalklikeidiotsinthiscentury (Again, the hashtags are simply to crack up my man.  Thanks for letting me be silly here.)
And lastly... I saw my sweet friend Tiffiny put a big red bow on her Christmas tree to remember the tragically lost souls from the Connecticut shootings last week.  I followed suit and our entire family, is praying for them, as I know yours are as well. 

Oh friends, we can't possibly understand the horrific "why" can we?  All we can know is that;  

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it" Isaiah 55:8-11 


  1. See I'm staring at those signs thinking shouldn't it be more like "those with whom I share it?"

    1. You're correct, but then the words would fit differently I suppose. It's all in fun and super cute.

      LMM I hope to God their souls aren't lost. That would be much greater than their lives.

  2. That is one of my favorite verses. (set of verses, I guess) His word, His Word, shall indeed accomplish that thing for which He sent it (Him). Not one horror in this world can keep him from accomplishing what He intends, even if we have to wait, aching, for that day when it's all done.
    So we wait, hoping.

    Those truffles look like a good excuse to buy Rice Krispies. :)

  3. the candy looks delish.
    and no, we couldn't possibly begin to understand.
    enjoy your full house!

  4. Do you have any idea how many recipe inspirations I have gathered from your blog alone? You are the best mom ever! I wonder if I can try nutella instead of peanut butter? Not big fans of that here! But I HAVE to try this out, because they look sooooo good! Thank you for the link to the free print, this will be perfect for my daughter's teacher. I am also loving your antlers centerpiece, I currently own one, and cannot wait to add to my collection. We have been praying for all the families affected by the horrible tragedy in CT, I know it's going to be so hard to let my children go to school tomorrow, I just cannot understand how someone would want to hurt children.

  5. Thanks for the recipe, my neighbors are gonna love them!

  6. I want those balls! Yum. Love what you did to the antlers. Those teachers will love you!!

  7. i adore the red bow on the tree idea! and love that Scripture, too. : )

    the antlers are really rad. like really!!

  8. Great minds think alike chick, I did a printable for my little ones teachers too! And I just so happened to post it on my blog! I might steel the nice little touch you did with the decorative string!

  9. Yummm !!! Sent my hubby to the grocery store this afternoon for Rice Krispies. Threw together a batch of these this afternoon. (So quick and easy.) Took them to a church Christmas party tonight, and they were a HIT. Oh. My. Yes.

    We will definitely be adding this to our list of new Family Favorites.


    Laurel :)

  10. So, please do tell what else you sent with your kiddos for their teachers. :) I love all of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those whose spirits are crushed." Psalm 34:18

  11. So, please do tell what else you sent with your kiddos for their teachers. :) I love all of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those whose spirits are crushed." Psalm 34:18

  12. I am printing this out for a teacher gift this morning. Thanks for the idea...I missed it at eighteen25. I would have been giddy as well with a box of love and antlers! Doesn't get much better than that!

  13. I'm sure the teachers all want your kid in their classroom love your gifts!

    My prayers are with the family's and community of Sandy Hook such a heartbreak.

    Have a great day!

  14. you're such a thoughtful and intentional.
    i know you're a blessing to your kids' teachers.

    is there a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter? i think NOT.

  15. i so want to make those..maybe for our christmas eve sleepover? and those printables...adorable. the teachers will love them. i still have to package all of ours up this week. friday is our last day.
    i can't believe it is one week away!
    i love our red really does remind me everyday. it sure has changed my perspective. everytime one of us complains or whatever we remind each other that we are alive and together. changes the atmosphere real quick:) love ya girl!!
    xo all lower case...lazy

  16. OH sweet Sasha!
    I haven't checked in for way over a month; too long! The business and *my* hoodlums have been keeping me busy; praise praise!!
    Just wanted to let you know that I spent a good chunk of my morning pouring over your inspiration and praying for you! It's been a fantastic little "blog getaway" for me; I've needed it!
    Have a great week and a fantastic Christmas!!
    Jennifer :-)

  17. Sasha ~ what a beautiful post. When you return from the break could you tell me where your adorable bowls came from?

  18. I'm hoping to make some of these for our Christmas buffet this year, about how many truffles did you get out of this recipe?