Archive | November, 2011

Drab to Fab Ornaments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  Unfortunately, I didn’t plan ahead and I didn’t get a chance to embellish all of our ornaments. I just hung them all up and yesterday little by little I started to make my plain ornaments, beautiful! Plastic ball ornaments are genius. I don’t know how […]

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Frugal or Fancy Christmas Advent Calendars

I absolutely love the idea of small Christmas celebrations each day in December. I definitely need that daily reminder to focus on what this season is really about.  For a while, I avoided Advent Calendars. The thought of doing something each day in the busiest month of the year was overwhelming but I soon realized that I could […]

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Thanksgiving Treat Bag

We made these for my sons class ! It’s a great Thanksgiving favor for your little guest and an easy class activity for all you teachers out there.  Supplies: Lunch bags construction paper- brown, red, yellow and orange glue paint, brush 1. Fold your paper bag in half. Paint the top half different  colors. 2. Cut out […]

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Fab DIY Gifts and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Under $10

Are you all out of ideas on what to gift this Christmas? Looking for teacher, co-worker gifts?  Still haven’t found that perfect gift on the shelf? Enjoy these Wonderful DIY Gifts and Stocking Stuffer Ideas! Train Roll & Go Play Mat - This is great for your little train lover! Bow Tie Bib - Make one for every day […]

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Faking Homemaking & Simple Hospitality

Faking Homemaking & Hosting Tips: Buy some oatmeal cookies and top with a simple Lemon Glaze (see the end of recipe for the lemon glaze). In a pot simmer cinnamon sticks so your house smells like you have been baking all day. “Always keep several get-well cards on the mantel. If expected guests arrive, you […]

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Mod Square Christmas Wreath

If you give Mari a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer mug on a chilly morning…. then you know she is going to go play ”The Happy Elf” by Harry Connick, Jr.  She will start tapping her toes to this gay ol song while sipping her tea.  Then she will remember that she hasn’t finished her Christmas Advent Calendar. So she will pull […]

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Mini Size Yumminess: Chocolate Peppermint Pancakes

I have been thinking about this for a long time now and I have come up with a solution: In my world all parties would serve food in mini size.  Most of you are all too familair with this scenario:Your at a party near the food table.  Everything looks appetizing but there is not enough room […]

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Comfort Soups to Warm Up the Soul

There is nothing like soup to comfort you on a chilly day.  Homemade soups are not as complicated as you may imagine and sometimes even healthier. I would like to share with you some Award Winning Soups from our home to yours. Well, at least they are award winning in this casa. The most requested […]

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Creating Fall Tablescapes

Back in the day when I had deep thoughts and more time I would await with great anticipation for the cool Northern breeze to come and sweep away the hot South Carolinian summers.  I would lie under a large tree with a book and ponder life as I watched the leaves frolic in the air.  Now […]

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Thanksgiving Family Tradition Ideas & Thankful Pumpkin Activity

With chilly weather nipping at your door and Christmas music echoing in your ears long after you leave the department store it’s hard not to want to skip Thanksgiving and go straight into the merry and festive Christmas holiday. Though skipping Thanksgiving Fall fun & décor is very tempting it’s not really an option here […]

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Running the Race as a Woman, Wife & Mother

Running the Race as a Woman, Wife & Mother “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddle – Chariots of Fire So before you think I am a marathon runner, let me explain myself. This quote has been foundational […]

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