Holidays, recipes

Christmas Baking

This weekend we had plans to visit a farm. Every year the owners of the farm put up thousands of Christmas lights and decorations. On opening night Santa comes and the kids can sit in the sleigh with him and take pictures. There's Christmas music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a campfire. People from all over… Continue reading Christmas Baking

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Christmas

Back to the Basics

A friend of mine has a devotional page on Facebook. She posts devotionals and sometimes just inspirational photos almost every day. This was a post she shared the other day. It really made me stop and think. I wanted to share it with you all.  Last night one of my dearest friends posted on FB… Continue reading Back to the Basics

Christmas, Crafts, Decor, diy

DIY Paint Swirl Ornaments

My daughter and I made paint swirl Christmas ornaments yesterday while the snow was slowly melting. We had a lot of fun making these. They are so simple to make, but do take a while because of the drying time. I had bought a set of clear ornaments for a great deal while Black Friday… Continue reading DIY Paint Swirl Ornaments

Christmas, Holidays

Christmas in Our Town

Every year our small town holds a Christmas event where everyone gathers together downtown. Downtown is completely shut off and the streets are lined with vendors selling their products, delicious food, hot chocolate stands, rides, games, carriage rides, and pictures with Santa. Some of the stores stay open late so people can shop. The performance… Continue reading Christmas in Our Town

Christmas, Holidays

Elfster Gift Exchange

Recently I was invited to be a part of an Elfster Gift Exchange with other crafty people from all over. (Elftster is a Secret Santa type of gift exchange.) For this exchange our Christmas gifts to each other had to be handmade  and our budget was $10.00 or under. I made a scarf for my… Continue reading Elfster Gift Exchange

Christmas, Holidays

You Know It’s Christmas When…

Everyone is wearing those crazy ugly sweaters. Somebody ends up in the emergency room after attempting to hang Christmas lights. Suddenly every other car in the mall parking lot is decorated with reindeer antlers. Your tongue feels like sandpaper because you drank your hot chocolate too fast. Elf has been on television for a month. There is an inch of… Continue reading You Know It’s Christmas When…

Crafts, diy, Holidays

Christmas Wreath DIY

I love looking at all the beautiful Christmas wreathes, but some of them are ridiculously expensive! I always make my own wreathes, usually out of Dollar Tree items. I wanted something a little simpler this year. I got this really cute white and silver wrapping paper at Walmart with reindeer on them so I wanted… Continue reading Christmas Wreath DIY