Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!

Linky Parties for the week of 12/31/12

Do you need new recipes or crafts ideas? This is the best place to look! Lots of ideas, with their links, all in one place.

Keeping It Simple

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Whatcha Got Worked Up!

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Introducing...Mel & Sydney

One evening, while visiting in Oceanside, two white owls flew over us screeching.  My SIL said that they were barn owls and they live near by.  As matter fact, you can watch them on a live cam.   (How cool is that?!?)

That is how my fascination began.  Let me introduce you to.....

Photo Credit: Adventures with Mel & Sydney

Mel & Sydney
The Cutest Barn Owls!

Someone in the Oceanside neighborhood, near my family, put up an owl box with cameras.  It is very cool to see an owl up close.  Last year, you even got to see Sydney's babies be born.  If you have children, this would be perfect for them to see!!  

Mel & Sydney come and go, but if you follow the blog, you can get a history of their comings and goings.  The blog owner is really good about keeping the blog updated.

You can find the owl's here:

Mel & Sydney's Blog

Mel & Sydneys Live Cam

I know that I am easily impressed! :o) But I would love to know what ya'll think.  Leave a comment below. 

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pins You'll Love! #2

My Favorite Pin:

Teal and Grey.....the wall is gorgeous! Love this print!

Fabulous Refurbishing Idea:

{An old armoire, without doors for the bathroom}

Decorating Ideas:

I love vinyl lettering on the walls. I am going to do this! Love!

Source: etsy.com via Nonny on Pinterest

{Family name above door, with year married}

Fun Craft Ideas:

{Use old sweater sleeves, over cheap vases for winter decor.}

Home Remedies:

{Ear infections, sore throats, home remedies for your little one}

Photography Ideas:

Source: imgfave.com via Nonny on Pinterest

{Your child's face: Kindergarten on one side and Senior on the other}

Fantastic Looking Recipes:

It is always a good night when I can use my crock pot. :o)

{Slow-cooked Tri-Tip and mashed potatoes}

Delicious Desserts:

{Soft, sour cream cut out sugar cookies}

Organizing Tips:

{31 Days of Home Management Binder Printables | Organizing Homelife}

Word's To Live By:

Source: facebook.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Fashion Finds:

Source: modcloth.com via Nonny on Pinterest

{Mod Retro Vintage Top...Love the Bow!}

Source: lyst.com via Nonny on Pinterest

{Karen Millen: Blue Beautiful Satin Dress; Love the bow detail}

Specials Times:

{Winter Wedding or Wedding Renewal; I think this is lovely. <3}

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Seven Days of Christmas continues....

There is nothing like spending time with the family. The precious memories that we are cataloging, I will cherish forever. Miss Millie was a perfect age to enjoy Christmas this year. Watching her face light up with joy, was so fun!! I will be posting more about that after we get home.

After our seven days with family, I have lots of posts planned. We have been so busy, I have neglected my blog very badly. I'll get back on track real soon!!

My mother in love & sister in laws....love these ladies dearly! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Perfect Ending....

A perfect ending, to a perfect day......
A beautiful San Diego sunset.

Merry Christmas 2012

Hoping you have a wonderful day, with many precious memories!!

We only dream of a white Christmas here in California!
As matter a fact, the Tule Fog has rolled in tonight.....that's as close as we're going to get!! :-)

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nonny's Monkey Bread

I cannot believe Christmas is just a few days away!! In our large family, we spread out the holidays pretty much the whole week.  It is great times and a lot of precious memories are made.  It is over much too quickly!

I love to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas, but they take so much time and are very messy.  Monkey Bread is a nice alternative to do.  Pillsbury has a very easy recipe out that you can use canned biscuits.  One year at camp, my MIL used cinnamon roll dough, and it turned out so good!  There is nothing like yeast dough! Pillsbury dough just doesn't rise like this!

So to save time....and a HUGE mess in my kitchen, I tweaked my Monkey Bread recipe a little. Rhoades has a great frozen dinner rolls in a bag.  That is what I used...and it so easy! 

How to make Nonny's Monkey Bread:
You will need~
A fluted tube pan
 1 Bag of Rhoades Frozen Dinner Rolls
Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture
1 cups of Sugar
1 cups of Brown Sugar
2 Cubes of Margerine
Cooking Spray

First you put your frozen dough in the refrigerator the night before.....or let defrost somewhat before use.

Here now you have your soft dough, already in balls for you!

Take each ball and roll them in your sugar and cinnamon mixture. As you are done, start lining the botton of your pan like you see below.

Next, you will prepare your sauce.  Combine 2 cubes of melted margerine, 2 cups of sugar, & 2 cups of brown sugar.  Mix it well.  It will look like below. To make it really moist, I cover the first layer in the pan with a coating of sauce.

After  lining your pan with all of the yeast dough balls, you will pour the rest of you sauce over the dough.

When done, it will look like this!

Next, Let the dough rise near your warming oven for approx. 30-40 mins.

Then you will bake it in the oven, on 375, for 25-30 minutes.  It will be Dark Golden Brown when done.  You want to make sure the dough is cooked all the way through.  No raw dough!

When done, take out your Monkey Bread and flip onto a serving pan.  To make it more like a cinnamon roll, I drizzled a powder sugar glaze over the top!  Next time I am going to a cream cheese frosting! Yum!

You want to serve these warm, but they do heat up well in the microwave for later.

To serve, you pull off portions of the Monkey Bread. 

See how easy they are!! Now go make some....and really impress your family! :o)


Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas from Notions from Nonny

{This picture is perfect....this little girl is the center of our world!}

{Camille loves her Nonny & Poppy}

{We love our Lab!}

{Taking time to make precious memories this Christmas season....}

Linking up with Delicate Construction for some great ideas!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pins You'll Love!

My New Years Resolution......

A Running guide for Beginners  (I'm going to try!)

Doesn't this look yummy!!!

Billion Dollar Bar

Source: reachli.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Wish I had some now!!

Outback Bread Copy Cat

Look at these great sewing and craft ideas.......

I am going to do this right after the holidays! LOVE Polka Dots!

How to paint a Crock Pot:

Glitter Paint Peacock Feathers on a Purse....TOO CUTE!
Source: joann.com via Nonny on Pinterest

How to make a Pinch Hem:

Quick Erase for a Dry Erase Marker....GENIUS!

Basic Bodice Design {See Kate Sew}

This would look darling on a little girl.....Love!

Beret, muffler, coat and mantle set: Dream of Lolita's Snowflake Castle Embroidery coat set.

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