We had such a good time at our party. Have I mentioned how much I love my sisterchicks? However, if this post displays my fatigue, then I’ve done a good job. I think I’ve stayed up until midnight (or later) the past 3 nights. I’m not young enough to do that anymore! Since when did I get old?!
Last night, our spread was well…it was a spread. Everyone was supposed to bring 2 appetizers and a dessert. What were we thinking? Do you know how much food that is?! I made these Uh-mazing bacon covered crackers. How dumb does that sound? I found them at Pioneer Woman Cooks and then on Paula Deen’s website. You just need to make these the next time you need comfort food. OMG. I also made jalepeno poppers wrapped in bacon. I have no idea why I was so inclined to pork fat. We also had Paula Deen’s chicken fingers, crab rangoon, baked brie, a salad, pinwheel sandwiches, veggies, spinach pastrie things, dips, cheese and gobs of dessert. I gained 5 pounds at least.
While we were waiting for Mandy (there’s her hip self above) to arrive (her mama forgot to show up for baby-sitting! uh-oh!), we scoured your entries and after some intense discussion…ok, not intense, but we really did weigh them all thoughtfully…we chose…
Melissa from Melissa’s Idea Garden!
Melissa actually had 3 gift baskets described and 2 she had even given before. One was for her best friend who had some marital problems and the gift basket included some work gloves to let her know she’d help her “dispose of the body”. Well, that really stuck with us—something a real sisterchick would do! lol!
We also have to mention Jen’s hubby who does a themed stocking for her every year at Christmas. If I had an honorable mention prize–he’d get it! (Lots of oohing, aaahing & “how sweets” when we read that one!)
So, just as a recap, here are my chickies modeling off your prize, Melissa!
Staci and the Moose Munch! YUM.
Beck Beck and the Vera Bradley book cover. (She’s modeling how it works, you know, in case you’re not sure.)
(Mandy wasn’t here yet, so she didn’t get in the modeling biz. Sorry, Mandy!)
Now, back to our party…
There were gifts. Oh yes, we had gifts! Just look at all the gifts!!
Our gift-baskety-theme was…well, each other. We had to buy a gift specifically for that person. Although everyone’s was great—I like the gift I received best! (Who doesn’t love a gift focused on themselves?!) Kristen gave me a homemade-amanda-basket! And just wait till you see it! If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you will realize how great she did!
Here’s the gift before I opened it:
And here it is after:
She painted me an adorable snowman plate (wearing a purple scarf), she made a giant round scrapbook entitled “The ABC’s of Lydia” (I almost cried!), a totally cure advent calendar made from mittens (filled with gifts for Lydia!), a homemade ipod cozy with a chick on it, some truffles (where are those things?) and a purple scarf (courtesy of etsy). DO YOU LOVE IT?? I do. (0h, and there was a purple bracelet, too. But I think Lydia confiscated it already.) Thank you a million times, Kristen!
Oh, and one more prop for Kristen, look at what she made each one of us as a gift:
A cool little circle accordion sisterchick scrapbook. So crafty! (oh, yeah, that’s me by the way. I don’t usually look like a deer in the headlights either.)
OK, enough gushing, I won’t put you through every minute of our party. (But I will say, we surfed some dating sites and it was rather comical. Oh, and we made Mandy a blog! Once she posts a few I’ll link to her so you can say hi!)
Alrighty then, that’s all I’ve got. Tune in tomorrow for THE LAST AND FINAL (THANK GOD) week of Oh! Ho! Ho!