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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

There's a printer give-a-way!

While checking out some of my favorite blogs I came across this give-a-way that is good through December 31, 2010. 

If you're feeling lucky - it's worth a try...

Good Luck,

Friday, December 10, 2010

Great artist!

Oil Painted Santa Giveaway

Nathan Pinnock is an artist that has great imagination and can truly paint people!   I encourage you to go take a look at his gallery - you'll find yourself smiling in his Christmas grouping.

I should add that there is a give away over at Home Hinges... for the above painting...
Home Hinges button

Santa Claus is com'n to town.....


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Homemade Ornaments...

Seeing the world through the eyes of a young child can add so much to our "traditions". What we 'adults' do with nothing more than a shrug, becomes a new adventure when you share them with the younger set.

Today our first adventure was paper flower ornaments.

step one - grandma forgot the camera!  You cut cool Christmas scrapbook paper into strips the same size.  Then you get your camera and start snapping as your little one uses a glue pen to outline the shapes on the paper.  Next sprinkle some snow glitter on the strips of paper.
Then you put them all together with a brass brad and spread them out to make a flower...

Then you take a fun picture with the little one grinning in the background!

Next was the Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments.

We mixed up 1/3 Cup of Cinnamon, 1/3 Cup of Applesauce and 1 tsp white glue (I'll leave out the glue next time) until it was like a big blob of Chocolate ~ as my granddaughter says. Just a suggestion ~ if your little one does not have a long attention span, 1/3 cup is plenty for the first adventure...

Here are a few photos of our process...
You have to make a ball and then press it down...
Next cut out a shape and don't forget to make the hole for the ribbon for hanging!
The last step was to put them on the cookie sheet to be put in a 200 degree oven until they have dried out...we don't know yet how long THAT is going to take! 
...but the house is smelling very Christmasie...

Enjoy your Christmas traditions!


Friday, December 3, 2010

December so soon?!

In June you think December will never arrive and then you blink and it is here! That was the case again this year.

My favorite things this time of this year...
1) Christmas Music
2) The smells of home cooking
3) All the decorations in the stores
4) Hanging of the greens at church
5) Watching Christmas movies with my family
6) Christmas morning breakfast

Enjoy your traditions this Holiday Season!