Thursday, January 6, 2011

I heart snowmen!

Hello again, hope you are all healthy and happy today! Ok so i know that christmas is over, and we have put our decorations away ... yada,yada.But i think that snowmen are ok throught the winter, they dont have to be just christmas decor, right? The last time i hit the all mighty Dollar Tree, i found some wreaths in different sizes. This is what i decided to do with them!
They were very plain, so i spray painted them white, but not completely. this picture doesnt do it justice. Its become clear to me that my picture taking skills are really bad. So i just blame my camera and the lighting in my house etc.Back to the wreath snowman... so i wanted him to be white, just kind of a dirty white. so then i wired all three together, gave him some cozy stuff to wear, found some twigs in the back yard.. presto! Snowman!! although i will tell you my kids have concerns that he doesnt have any facial features..
I dont know if i have shared with you the fact that i am a terrible cook.. not something you broadcast to the world normally, but hey, it is what it is, right? I can follow recipes, but most things never turn out the way i think it should, or it doesnt taste like someone elses that i have sampled or it doesnt look like the picture.I could go on and on, i think you get my drift. Like i said, i cannot cook, but my partner in crime Stephanie can.She made what her family call "homemade donoughts". This is soooo simple, its silly! And not to mention it is a super cheap,unique treat for the family. So i made them, and i do mine a little different than Stephanie, but thats what is so great about this treat, you can come up with all different kinds of ways to make it! This is what i use:
1.canned biscuits( i like these,choose whatever type you like)
2.brown sugar
3.stick of butter
Thats it!! Okay let me tell you how stephanie makes hers, first she frys them in a pan with oil, melts her butter, when the biscuits are done, she dips them in the melted butter, and then rolls them in granulated sugar.
This way is delish!
Here is the way i make them: I bake them according to the baking instructions on the label, after they are done and still hot i dip them completely in melted butter, and we roll them a couple of times in brown sugar. And let me just say, they are the best when they are still hot! YUM! So my kids have named these yummy morsels "sugar donouts".And you can see why..
We have also used a granulated sugar and cinnamon combo which is really good too. My husband suggested last night that we make our own cream cheese icing to dip them in too, i vote for chocolate chips to be added. Chocolate chip make everything better, dont you think? And these little guys dont hang around long,they are gobbled up quick with a big glass of milk by my 4 monkies!
We love us some sugar donouts at the Mcgraw household!!
I dont know what the weather is like in your area, but its super cold here in ohio.. if you have any gently used coats that are taking up space,i am going to ask you to take them to a shelter or salvation army. There are people with nothing who are not as blessed as most of us,and they are cold. And alot of these people have children who are cold,and that is unacceptable to me. So if you can, help someone out today, it feels really good. I realize a coat to one individual wont solve all the worlds problems, but its a start.

Work like you dont need the money
Dance like no one is watching
Sing like no one is listening
Love like you have never been hurt
Live like its Heaven on earth
LITTLE BIT O INFO: I always try to give some useful info to you, and saving a buck is always on my mind.. so that tends to be what i offer up. i hope some of these tips are helpful to you. I have found this really cool website called . Its this wonderful place where you swap with someone else your books that you dont read, cds you dont listen you anymore and even DVD's. How neat is this? The best part? You get new books , dvd's,cd's ( new to you ) mailed right to you for FREE!! WHAT? FREE? outstanding! Let me know what you think , i love comments, you know? it lets me know somone is reading.... you are reading right? someone? anyone?
Also i have enterd the Crafting with the Stars 2 challenge! There is some insane talent out there people! go over and view my candle holder and check out some great crafts! Hugs!!


Karen said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I appreciate your comments. I am happy to follow you!

Heather said...

I love it! I am going grocery shopping tomorrow and buying some biscuits! We have butter and brown sugar, what a great idea! Add the thing to your blog that people can subscribe to your emails. It really helps to keep people, like me, coming back to your blog!

Heather - Airplanes and Dragonflies


Thanks for the follow and I love your snowman and I cannot wait to make these!! Breaking my resolution already-lol!

Karen @Mommy Times

Hanna said...

Hi there. I am your newest follower from the blog hop! LOvely blog:) You can find me at

TINA said...

karen- thanks so much for following!

heather- lol, enjoy your sugar donuts!!! please let me know how they turn out! i will def look into the email thing, just gotta figure out how to do it....

karen@mommytimes- if you do make a snowman, let me know how it looks! thanks!

TINA said...

hey hanna, thanks so much for following! i will def check out your blog!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by, and following! :) These look yummy! :)

*Andrea* said...

i LOVE your snowman!!! super cute! following you back! love your blog and thank you for the sweet comments! ;)

XoXo Andrea

Shairbearg said...

YUMMMMMMMMM those look so good, and don't feel bad I am a pretty bad cook too, but I can tell you my boys will eat it and think I am a good cook. So that's all that matters :P

I came from the surfing saturday blog hop, but can't find your twitter link so I will leave mine and if you add me, then i can add you easily :) I did follow you on gfc follower instead.

CP said...

yum - you are making me hungry!

Found you on a blog hop and am your newest follower - Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like it.

Check out my "retail therapy" giveaways and enter a few, there are some great products to win.

I also have a fantastic weekly blog hop.


Mika said...

We love those!
I'm following from the blog hop.
I'd love a follow back at

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by and following :)
Following back! Enjoy your weekend

CinnyBBS said...

Cute snowman! Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following back. Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

aumie said...

Those look delicious and great mom leaves some up all year around so nothing wrong with throughout winter! Thanks so much for stopping by, I am your newest follower!

Miss M said...

Hi! Thanks for entering my giveaway and thank you for giving me your blog link so I could follow you back!! :)

Heather M said...

Hey!!! Happy Sunday!! Thank you sooooo much for stopping by my little world!!! I need one of those doughnuts now!!! I LOVE all of you
childrens names! I'm excited to follow you back!!

Frenchy said...

I heart snow man too !!!!
Love yours and love the treats ! Great job !
Following you back !

Family Fashion and Facts said...

I'm your newest follower from blog hop! Would love to have you follow back!
Have an awesome handmade giveaway going on!!/pages/Family-fashion-and-facts/181064051917955

Crystal said...

I love that snowman!! So cute...I definately need to make one of those :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and following too :) ...I'm returning the love!


Missy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog (The Domesticated Diva)! I love what you did with the wreaths, such a fanatasic idea.
And you can take good pictures by editing them. Google has a free photo editing program called Picnik and it'll make all your photos look really good!

Lori said...

Came to see you from the MIxed Bag Blog hop! Come see me

Kenna said...

Thanks so much for visiting my site & following me! I am returning the favor. Have a great rest of your week!!!

Koco & Viking said...

We love messing around with that made dough! mmmmmmm. Thanks for stopping by our little bloggy world, we were happy to have you! Visit us often. We're now following you :)

your new friends,
koco & viking

p.s. We have a giveaway going on right now and you can linky up your giveaway to it!

**Ashley P** said...

I heart snowmen too! That is cute!! following back!

Dede said...

This is such an awesome idea!!! Love it :) Thanks for following me on My Life is a Reality Show...I am returning the favor and am your newest follower :)


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