December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!

Bring on the new year!!


**We made the glasses using the freebie friday pattern from my scrap chick.  (My daughter add the "rocks" . . . .)

December 29, 2012

Kitchen Cabinet Knobs

I’ve been slowly making over my kitchen.  I painted my boring light oak cabinets when we first moved in about 6 years ago.  While I like the clean look of my white cabinets I'm having a hard time keeping the doors and drawers that are used the most free of scratches.

kitchen cabinets before handles {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     kitchen cabinets without handles {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     kitchen cabinets without knobs {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}kitchen cabinets before knobs {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}kitchen island without handles {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
I decided to add knobs and handles.  Since my sink and faucet is brushed nickel I chose the same color for the knobs.

December 27, 2012

Out with the brass!

I hate brass!  I’ve slowly been painting all the door knobs in my house with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.  I won’t take the time to post a tutorial because they’re all over pinterest but I will show you some before and after pictures.
Brass doorknobs before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Brass doorknobs after {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone is having a great holiday.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Rudolphs!

December 22, 2012

The Polar Express!

So I saw these cute printables online for the golden ticket that’s in the Polar Express movie.  She used them as tickets to go see Christmas lights.  What a great idea to make the tradition of looking at lights more memorable.

We bought the movie, The Polar Express and watched it the night before.

Polar Express Movie {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}

Then I printed and laminated the Christmas Express tickets.  I also made hot chocolate like in the movie
Polar Express Tickets and Hot chocolate {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}

December 19, 2012

Elf on a Shelf ~ Magic Door

Elf on a Shelf Door {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
We’ve been having fun with our Elf on a Shelf this year.  Our elf is named Jingles.  This year I added a skirt and Belle, his sister, came to visit a few times as well.  I won’t bore you with their antics as there are ideas all over Pinterest and I’ve been “borrowing” from most of them.  You can check out my Elf on a Shelf Pinterest board to see them.

December 17, 2012

Real Homemade Fudge ~ YUMMY!


I’ve been working on my holiday baking these last few days.  I LOVE real fudge made with a candy thermometer but I’ve always struggled with it.  I finally decided I was going to figure it out.  Turns out if you take your time and actually follow the directions ~ word for word ~ it’s awesome!  So excited.  

December 13, 2012

Santa Shirt Tutorial

Santa shirt tutorial {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
This is from a guest post I did with Sugar Bee Crafts last week.   

For about three years now I have made shirts for my kids for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even a few Halloween and Easter.  Christmas is my favorite.  Our subdivision always hires a Santa and a horse drawn sleigh to drive the kids around the neighborhood.  I love getting a photo for our Christmas Cards at the same time.
Santa and his Sleigh {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
Before I get to the Santa shirt tutorial here are a couple from the last couple of years.

December 7, 2012

First Guest Post–Santa Shirt Tutorial

I’m so excited to be guest posting over at Sugar Bee Crafts!  Join me over there to see how I made this Santa Shirt for my kids for Christmas.
Santa shirt with ruffle bottom tutorial {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}