Christmas

Sunday Reflections– The Importance of Christmas Traditions

I found this wonderful post about traditions to share today. It's a good read just in time to remind us that Christmas Traditions are an important part of our lives. I for one miss the traditions I grew up with in my family home. As our families grow and In Laws join the family, then… Continue reading Sunday Reflections– The Importance of Christmas Traditions

Christmas · DIY

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 10.

Here are a few quick and easy natural ornaments that you and your family still have time to make. I absolutely love this blog and all of the sweet things this family makes, plus hearing about the tales of the Little Red House. 🙂

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Day 10-DIY-Tiny handmade ornaments

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It is so much fun giving and receiving little handmade ornaments.

Over the years we have made baby hand print ornaments.

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Tiny baskets with little embroidery thread balls and toothpicks with black beads as knitting needles.

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Besides making our own we also buy from other artists out in the world.

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This little paper angel was my favorite hand made ornament I bought this year. I bought it from the Scandinavian festival. The woman I bought it from told me her friend makes them and they take a long time to make.

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My most recent purchase was a little walnut mouse from the children’s theater. It’s half a walnut shell with little whiskers on one side and a Santa hat. All hand made by tiny hands.

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We make a new ornament every year, it’s a tradition. Usually what ever ornament we design for that year gets added…

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Gift Ideas

Fabulous Inexpensive Gift Idea

This is the simplest and coolest idea yet for an easy and inexpensive gift for friends, neighbors, etc. Perfect for a last minute gift too!

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It’s Christmas time, and oh how I  love the holiday season. I want to share with you this inexpensive, wonderful gift idea. Last year I gave these out to my neighbors, doctor, etc., and it was such a hit with everyone, I wanted to share it with you, so you can bring smiles to others hearts.

Do you have neighbors and people you want to remember and make their day special?  I truly had so many positive feed backs…they absolutely loved it!

What is it??? Stove top Potpourri.  Simmering potpourri is a lovely way to make your home smell warm and inviting, especially during the holiday season when you use fragrant spices like cinnamon and cloves. As the water evaporates, they just add more.

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This is what you need:

  • 1 Lemon
  •  1 Orange
  •  2 Cinnamon Sticks
  •  Handful of  Cranberries
  •  A few Cloves
  •  2 Bay leaves or you can just add some pine from…

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Christmas · Sunday Reflections

Sunday Reflections: Looking After Your Well-Being During the Holidays

Why does time seem to fly by so quickly this time of year? I tend to get pretty stressed through the holidays trying to get everything done. Part of that (for me anyway) is that Christmas is nothing like it was when I was growing up or later when I was raising my kids, so… Continue reading Sunday Reflections: Looking After Your Well-Being During the Holidays

Gift Ideas

Hallmark Christmas Movie Addict

It finally dawned on me that I am addicted to Hallmark movies. I guess I have known it all along, but now I'm owning it. When I am overwhelmed, stressed out or had my fill of bad news, I switch the tv channel over to the Hallmark Channel and enter my Happy Place. I love… Continue reading Hallmark Christmas Movie Addict