Thursday, December 29, 2011


I feel like this ^_^

But what do you do when you are FINALLY finish with your lovely book? Visit The Book Seer  and see if he can help you find an new adventure.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ WHY?!?!

I am happy to report an over all bloodless removal ~ small nick but the baby doll was rescued and we had one very happy little girl ^_^

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Sweets for the Sweets

No oven Holiday has been fun so far.  Here is just one of the little treats that the Munchkins and I made .  Samoa Bark from Cookies and Cups looked soooo yummy that I knew we had to try them.  
{Please visit her blog and find other yummy treats to eat}

We had to make one modification ~ NO Coconuts so I think this went from Samoa Bark to something similar to Twix bark ^_^

So here we are real quick on what we did to make this sinfully delicious sticky treat..

First grab little helpers to unwrap a whole bag of sweet carmels.  Watch that they do not sneak one or two ^_^

Find your favorite chocolate and melt about 12 oz ~ we used dark chocolate for our base of the bark

Pour out the chocolate into a aluminum lined cookie sheet then quickly place shortbread cookies into chocolate.  1 box of Lorna Doone should do it.  Place into the freezer to set chocolate.

Melt all those lovely caramels with about 2 tbs of water... be sure to not over heat or it will become to hard and brittle in finished treat.

With your little helpers direction smother the cookies with ooie gooie carmel.

Now you can drizzle additional chocolate on top or place cute little mini chocolate morsels {be sure that have clean little hands to help press them into the carmel}.

Place into the freezer to set carmel then take out and cut or break peices to your liking.  We stored ours in a Christmas tin in the fridge ~ dare you not to sneak a bite each time you see your festive tin!

We LOVED it!!!
We did find that using a  whole bag without the coconut was a bit too much. {we will eyeball it next time to see avoid too much sticky goodness on our cookies.}

This will most definetly be made again next year ^_^  

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Music

Two artists that I love are together in one song. Yay!

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Little Mochi and the Munchkins


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mommy made it for me!

I have picked up the knitting needles and I am determined to make lovely things for family next year for Christmas and just because presents.  So to start things off I made little fingerless gloves for the girls.

{For any knitters out there I cast on 19 and did a stocking stich to the length of the little ones hands ~ basically I guessed ^_^}

What do you think?  I am sure that my gauge is off and they are not completely symmetrical but Squirt loves her gloves.  I think it is not too shabby for being the first thing I have knitted in YEARS.  I have BIG aspirations to knit a lovely winter caplet / shawl and blankets for myself to use while reading on those chilly afternoons. So off I go to practice and make me a pair of lovely fingerless gloves ^_^

So which do you  crochet or knit? 

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Found it on Pinterest ~ Bun

Okay I am a new fan of Pinterest!  I keep finding cool things to try and well I thought I would share my experience.

Have you ever wondered how Tinker Bell was able to have such a lovely bun?!?! 

I have and I found out that it is actually a Sock Bun!  Yup!  I finally tried it after seeing three different photos of this tutorial on Pinterest.  

 Look!!!  See how cute?!?!?!

Okay the first time I was not able to get all my crazy hair to cooperate but I found out that you keep it taught and roll it tightly on the way down you will get a nice neat little bun or if you roll it a bit losely it will give you a larger poofier bun.  I have to say that this is a great way to wear it up in a bun since there are NO pins and is comfy to wear all day.

If you like curls try putting up your hair while damp and leave in overnight or all day and then when you unroll you will have lovely waves.  Unless you are like me and my pin straight hair... looks wavey for about 5 minutes then it is just a mess.  
Shoganai (しょうがない) ~ It can't be helped.
All in all I love it and doing my hair up in a bun eventhough I am wearing sweats around then house makes me feel better.... Hubby said 'cuz you put forth a LITTLE effort' ~ Men ^_^

So go now to your sock drawer and or the pile of socks without mates and cut off the toe and you are good to go. 

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Music

Currently we are on our Christmas Break and the girls have gravitated to this group we stumbled upon Pandora one day.  What they loved are the instruments ~ they are hollow and very modern.  No boring ole Stradivarius here! 

We hope that all you Lovelies are having a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

P.S.  Visit Storynory for a great little audio stories to keep the little ones occupied.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochis

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ 'Look Mommy, Baby Jesus!'

Pumpkin's inspiration:

Merry Christmas,
Little Mochi

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Music

This is just one of the songs that we are listening to in between all the Christmas songs and carols.

Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorite songs during Christmas. 

What is your favorite song/carol?

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi