Monthly Archives: December 2012

Uncategorized: Countdown to Christmas

Our little family loves Christmas traditions! Last year, we started something new. We purchased an advent calendar personalized with our family name and hung it on a wall in our living room. Rather then fill the daily slots with candy or treats, we chose to fill them with tiny pieces of paper featuring various Christmas
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DIY: Recycle Your Wedding – Wine Bottle Vase Project

Every year billions of greenhouse flowers are used for weddings not to mention everything else that ends up in the landfill and the water and energy used to clean the items that don’t.  Many people believe it is simply cheaper not to “go green” and once upon a time that may have been the case
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Uncategorized: Christmas Tea Party

My favorite tradition is our fancy tea party on Christmas morning.  We set out all sorts of our favorite finger foods and wear fancy hats and have Christmas music playing in the background.  This year, we may up the ante a bit and make it more of a Christmas brunch with breakfast casserole and monkey
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Uncategorized: Our Christmas Cookies

My mother’s paternal grandmother was known for her baking, and her Christmas cookies are legendary! Her recipes have been handed down throughout the years. Growing up, my sister and I would help my mother shape and decorate a myriad of sugary treasures. The traditional line-up includes: sprinkled sugar cutouts (thin and buttery, not thick and
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Uncategorized: Christmastime Crackers that Pop!

Oh, the magic of the holidays… we have so many fun little Christmastime quirks, but one that I remember vividly from my childhood and think I might just have to bring back this year is pulling crackers.  Pulling crackers, you ask?  Well, it’s sort of a British thing.  My nanny would always pass these out
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