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

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Holidays

White Elephant

The amazing Paula at Light Motiffs II  tagged me in the new WordPress tradition: The White Elephant Game. The game was started by The Haunted Wordsmith. Rules are on that site, but it's very simple - just pick three bloggers and give them gifts! (Imaginary ones!) Here's my gift:  "To Michelle I give a yarn shopping spree, wheeeeee!"… Continue reading White Elephant

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

Holidays

Weekend Happenings

This past Saturday was so gross! It was so foggy you could barely see anything when looking out the windows. The fog was supposed to lift somewhat by 10 Saturday morning, however it just continued to get worse all day. It was also very cold. So I decided to stay in and do absolutely nothing.… Continue reading Weekend Happenings

Holidays, shopping

A Trip to the Mall

This weekend I decided to take a quick trip to the mall because a store there had some things on sale that my daughter wants for Christmas. My quick trip turned into an all day thing. There was so much traffic. And so many people. It was almost as bad as Black Friday with the… Continue reading A Trip to the Mall

Holidays

When is Thanksgiving?

Halloween is over. Merry Christmas! What happened to Thanksgiving? You know, that holiday for us Americans that comes between Halloween and Christmas. Where did it go? When did it become okay for us to skip over being thankful? When I was young, our family tradition was to visit my dad's parents' house for a big… Continue reading When is Thanksgiving?