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I remember this commercial from Folgers..and it is one of my most favorites partially because my dad would make coffee Christmas morning and after we opened our presents My Dads Best Friend Hunting and Fishing buddy “Grandpa” Charlie would come over and bring goodies to me and Dad and Grandpa Charlie would drink coffee and play a game of Cribbage and I would sit on Dad’s lap sneaking a sip out of his coffee.. Ahh great memories..
I had so much fun being a participant in the Christmas in July event with my fellow bloggers and friends Confettidreams and TexasBanter but the fun is not over quite yet there are still 2 days left of CIJ but still sad to see the event over.. Thanks so much too all my readers and friends that participated .. You all made CIJ a very memorable event..
and hope that you came across great ideas for when the magical day of Christmas arrives..
So you live in an area where there is no snow? No Problem bring the snow flakes in doors by making your own. With some White Construction paper , scissors and imagination voila’ instant snow flakes
a wonderful place to start is SnowFlake Instructions this will give you the basics on how to make your very own snowflakes, Ok so you don’t feel like cutting out snowflakes or you just don’t have the time. Well several stores Like Dollar Tree has little to huge snowflakes that have glitter on them and easy to hang. Most of your craft stores should carry them as well.. Buy several sizes and hang them from your tree, ceiling and bring the joy of snow flakes into your home.. You can even use Felt instead of construction paper this way they last longer and you can reuse them over and over each year, add some glitter or spray fake snow in can ( what you might spray your tree with) the only down side to snow in a can is that it is messy so it is best to do it outside..
but most of all have fun have your self a snowflake making party and Have a Happy Holiday..
It has been at least 10+ years since I have had a White snowy Christmas.And Even longer than that for Mister Electrician.Sure Christmas in a joyous time of the year but just once I would like to see snow or have it snow on Christmas.Living in Florida we knew that was quite impossible. But now that we live in Missouri we usually see snow around January or February well in my 3years of being here. Yes snow is wet and it’s cold but it is oh so pretty to see and how the sun glistens on it or even the moon light reflection upon freshly fallen snow.When I lived in Idaho my Dear Dad would go outside on Christmas Eve and make “reindeer” prints in the snow and Christmas morning he would show me that yes Santa Claus did visit our house.Those were some very memorable times. I guess I’m just wishing for the snow that way I can pass on the “reindeer” prints to show my own children.The two older ones may not be convinced but I’m sure that the youngest one would believe.And I’m sure that Dad would be watching from Heaven Smiling upon us and remembering the times that he would do that for me. So MotherNature if your listening please give me a White Christmas this year. Thanks
I love to make popcorn balls, though I have not made them in quite a few years they are so fun to make and best of all eat. And you can make a variety of flavors. When I would make them with my family as a child we would make popcorn in a popcorn maker. No we did not have the luxury of microwave popcorn. The best popcorn balls are always homemade. And to add chocolate chip pieces tasted even better. If you would like to make your very own AllRecipies.com is a good place to start. Another great place is FamilyTimeAnd When your all done and they are wrapped you can even decorate the little bags..
1 ) 2 ~8×10 Sheets of Craft Foam ~ Brown ( or any color)
2) Package of Google eyes
3 ) Small red pompoms
4) Elmers Glue
* Children have an adult help you*
Take 2 pieces of the craft foam
1 for the hands and 1 for the foot
trace hands onto craft foam and cut out ( set aside)
trace foot onto a separate piece of craft foam cut out (set aside )
Take the hands and the foot cut out and glue hands together onto the foot cut out then glue the eyes into the center of the foot , add the pompom to the bottom of the foot. Lay flat to dry