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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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

Crafts, diy

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Happy Wednesday! We are under a winter storm warning until tomorrow here in Virginia. I can hardly believe it! Usually we don't start getting these warnings until January! We are supposed to be getting a little bit of snow but mostly ice. Yuck. I hope it melts fast! I don't have time for ice. I… Continue reading Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Crafts, etsy

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday! It was so cold this weekend! Saturday was in the 40's but with the wind blowing it felt like it was mid 30's. Saturday night the temperatures dropped down into the lower 20's. That is crazy for us here this time of year! It's normally in the 50's or lower 60's. I found… Continue reading Weekend Happenings

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?

Crafts, fall

Arts & Crafts Show

This weekend was the huge Craftsmen's Classic Art and Craft Festival. People come from all over the United States to sell their handmade crafts and foods. Last year someone came all the way from New Zealand! Over 250 vendors were there this year. Admission and parking were both free this year if you donated a… Continue reading Arts & Crafts Show