Tag: holidays

Christmas Advent Calendars

I love Christmas countdown traditions.  From easy ones like paper chains, to elaborate homemade countdown items.  This post will look into some Countdown Ideas that will help children, old and young, anticipate that special day.  Muffin-Tin Advent Calendar My dear friend Missy Glancy, put this one… Continue Reading “Christmas Advent Calendars”

The Nutcracker Ballet

  I think that little girls are hardwired to love ballet.  Maybe it’s the costumes, maybe the very beautiful dancers, the music … who can really say?  All I know is, I loved it when I was a kid, and tonight, my girls (ages… Continue Reading “The Nutcracker Ballet”

Handel’s Messiah

As promised, I wanted to write in more detail about Handel’s Messiah in connection with the Christmas season and the previous post about George Frideric Handel in the composers section, then I read an article that perfectly stated the things that I wanted to share, and… Continue Reading “Handel’s Messiah”

Homemade Gifts, Treats, and Other Delights

  Yesterday I went to a store (not naming any names) and was wholly drawn in by their sale on Christmas items. I began to muse about  friends and what they’ve done for gifts, etc.  For example, my sister Fiona (yes, just like the… Continue Reading “Homemade Gifts, Treats, and Other Delights”

And an Orange Peel on a Christmas Tree (sung to the tune of 12 days of Christmas)

Last week we went to dinner at the *Moseman’s house, (*name changed to protect the innocent, and not so innocent :)).  After a great dinner, we were sitting around eating “cutie” oranges (the kind that are so easy to peel).  The kids (five of them ages 6-18) were peeling their… Continue Reading “And an Orange Peel on a Christmas Tree (sung to the tune of 12 days of Christmas)”

Reindeer Thumb-print Cards

Today I was babysitting my nieces, which seems to always turn into craft time.  They were getting tired of just making collages (one of my favorite things to have kids do, because it’s simple and creative. :)) So, I got out a craft magazine that had some… Continue Reading “Reindeer Thumb-print Cards”

Another Fun Birthday Idea

Have a “Nature” theme party. Put masking tape around each child’s wrist and have them go outside and get certain things to put on their tape ie pieces of grass, rocks, flower petals etc. when they are done they have a nature bracelet. Then… Continue Reading “Another Fun Birthday Idea”

No Budget Birthday Bash

My daughter’s 5th birthday loomed, and try as I might, I had absolutely no money.  Please don’t think that I’m being modest, I literally had nothing after our check went to bills and necessities. I thought to myself – “Ok, I’m a creative woman,… Continue Reading “No Budget Birthday Bash”

The Christmas Present – Barbie Dresses

A look at the beautiful Barbie dress that I made for my daughter for Christmas. I do plan on making some more. It was a rewarding project. Here are some things that I liked about it.

Scarlet O’Hara & Christmas Ideas

My three and a half year old daughter has suddenly discovered the world of Barbie Dolls.  She wants to play with them all of the time.  The problem is, I can’t seem to find a lot of clothes for her dolls, and the ones… Continue Reading “Scarlet O’Hara & Christmas Ideas”

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