Category Archives: Christmas

iPhone Photo Phun, The Family Edition

I’ve been having so much fun every week with the iPPP link up that Liz and KLZ host. I decided to let my family in on the fun. We recently upgraded our teens to iPhones. It’s a long story….. The tween and teen recently got the older version iPhones that my husband and I put …

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Mission Impossible– Ghost Protocol, a #iPPP adventure

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!   We went to see Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol a few days before Christmas. MyBlogSpark provided us with tickets to see the movie. We were supposed to see the movie in the IMAX theater, only I looked up the wrong movie times and we were …

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Baking, outside of my comfort zone

This morning we’re off to A Tuba Christmas in downtown Dallas. Our son is participating this year. Anyhoo, back to my baking issue. I’ve got family members with food allergies. I’m sure I am not alone. On Christmas Eve, we will be having brunch with my Sister-in-Love and her family. Michelle and her family have …

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Boozy Fruity Goodness

My bloggy friend Tanya over at Chica Andaluza posted about a wine based Boozy Christmas Fruit about a week ago. I’ve mulled the idea over and decided to give something similar a go. I’m not a fan of fruit cake. Is it wrong to admit that? I’ve tried many versions and none of them entice …

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Christmas Traditions

    We have many Christmas Traditions.     Some are new….. And, the tree…must go up on Thanksgiving or the day after…. What are your Holiday Traditions? Related articles Holiday Family Traditions. (dfconsultants.wordpress.com) The History of Christmas and it’s Traditions (christopheryan11.wordpress.com) Traditions – Countdown to Christmas (msmousecleanshouse.wordpress.com) Happy Holidays and Interesting Traditions (sandmanhotelgroup.wordpress.com)

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I *heart* other bloggers

I’ve blogged before about the awesomesauce people I’ve “met” via blogging. People like Allie. I got a package in the mail on Monday.  From the wonderfully talented Mr. &  Mrs. of Rufus’ Food and Spirits guide. Here’s what I got….. Two cookbooks, a lovely card, peppers from their garden, blueberry jam and a reindeer made …

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Slow cookin’ Monday

We had a super-duper busy weekend. Two full days of family and friends. So, I’m exhausted and I’m sorry, this post isn’t my best. I’ve only got two pictures and they are not great, but the meatballs I made for our party Saturday night were amazing. I love parties! We hosted a party with a …

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Cra-mazing dipped pretzels

Cra-mazing: (adj.) something both crazy and amazing. also known as Freak-tacular I bought these super duper long pretzels. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I had to buy them intended to dip them in melting chocolate A few days later, while picking up some yarn from Michael’s, I found candy cane flavored …

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Gifts in a hurry

Sometimes you have time to make a special homemade gift for your friends or coworkers or teachers, sometimes you don’t. Today, I want to talk about options for gifts that are microwavable. Yes, I said microwavable. Using your microwave to help you shave time off of making homemade gifts is a wonderful option for those …

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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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