Monthly Archives: December, 2011

I’m a elementary school Room-Mom stuck in a middle school world

Right about now, Elementary School Room-Moms all over the United States are gearing up for the big, blow out, elementary school bash known as “The Holiday Party”. They are hard at work setting up the party snacks, prepping the party activities and planning out the teacher gifts. This was my life for 7 years, and …

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Odds and Ends

Today’s post is an odds and ends sort of post. I’m making peppermint vodka. It’s still “cooking”. 6 ounces of vodka, 4 peppermint candies=a little bit of peppermint flavor. I’m adding more peppermints (5 more) and we’ll see if I get a more powerful peppermint kick. I’ll keep you posted. My sweet girl loves her …

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Spiced Tea Mix

I love spiced tea. It’s one of my favorite holiday drinks. It is warming and spicy goodness in a happy little cup. Making spiced tea is fairly easy. Here’s what you need to make your very own spiced tea. This recipe will fill about 2 pint-sized canning jars, with a bit left over…you know, for …

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Savvy Shopping

I’m off shopping this morning. Grocery shopping. I know there are some peeps who have not finished their holiday shopping. I got a great e-mail offer from Target yesterday. I am going to attempt to share it with you via this LINK It is a printable coupon for a free $10 gift card with any …

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Giftable Hot Cocoa mix…

Is there anything more comforting on a cold winter day than Hot Chocolate? I’m going to go ahead and say NO. Gifting a lovely jar of homemade cocoa mix is always usually a hit. Who loves it? Kids, especially with whipped cream on it Teens, gah…they just like it…’kay Adults, because you can add liquor …

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The Holidays, through my pinterest board.

Have you been on pinterest? I’m fairly addicted to pinterest.  Lots of lovely ideas and blog posts to look through. Michelle, of So, I married a Mennonite is hosting a Pinterest Party! Specifically, this month, Holiday related pins. For me, Holiday means Christmas. Here is a link to all my Christmas pins. Here are a …

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Slow Cookin’ Monday

One of the fun things about cooking is experimenting. The more comfortable you get in your kitchen, and with your kitchen tools, the more likely you are to get really creative. I’m fairly comfortable with my slow cooker.  So, I mess about sometimes. On December 1st I cooked another turkey.  We’re “tentatively” calling it December …

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Cake in a Jar

The idea & post for cake in a jar is courtesy of a question on my Facebook page. Making teacher or co-worker gifts that will impress (not to mention survive the trip to school/work) isn’t always easy. Cake~ baked in a canning jar fits the bill perfectly. Here’s what to do….. Cake mix…make your own …

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A year with No Santa…..

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It’s my favorite for so many reasons. The celebration of the birth of Christ being reason number one. I love the family time, I love the celebration, and I love Santa. Santa is the whimsical fun of the Christmas season. Santa is magic and giving just for the …

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