Category Archives: Holidays

Etched Valentine Plates

The other day I found some square glass plates in the close-out section of our local grocery store. The large ones were $1, the smaller ones were $0.50. Of course I had to get them – I knew I was … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pressed Sugar Decorations

Pressed sugar decorations you can make yourself! It’s really quite easy once you know how and your possibilities are endless! I went with snowflakes only this time around, but you  can go with any shape your like. Use candy molds … Continue reading

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Super Easy, Super Moist Coconut Macaroons

I admit it, I’m a bit of a Macaroon snob. I just don’t like them much when they aren’t really moist inside. The challenge is always to get them to stay moist beyond that first hour out of the oven … Continue reading

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Personalized Christmas Morning Pajamas

A few month ago I came across some very early and therefore very cheap red and green stripy children’s pajamas.   I know a lot of people do the matching pajama thing for Christmas morning, but so far we never … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tree

Yesterday I put up our tree! As I have mentioned before, this is the earliest I’ve EVER put up a tree. Usually I try and keep it as close as possible to Christmas, but this year it seemed ok to … Continue reading

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Snowball Ornaments

I have to say, none of the photos do the true sparkle of these justice, believe me!   Before we start, I want to introduce you to the German Glass Glitter. It’s essentially very finely crushed glass. And it glitters … Continue reading

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Gluten- Free Pumpkin Bread

I adapted this recipe from this Bobby Flay recipe. Pumpkin Bread: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing 1 cup Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Mix 3/4 cup finely ground almonds 1/2 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum (optional but … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking

Initially I wanted to make a version of a pillow inspired by this one:   but then I thought that it might look really cute in a simpler form on a stocking!   For the stocking material I used Painter’s … Continue reading

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Elisenlebkuchen – A Bavarian Christmas Specialty

As many of you know, I am German. For the most part that doesn’t really show all that much, but come Christmas time, it shows big time Once advent is upon us there is usually no stopping me and I … Continue reading

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Great Black Friday Offers

I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families yesterday! So, I thought I’d list a few great Black Friday deals I have come across today!   1. Get FREE MP3 Downloads on Amazon!   2. Get a … Continue reading

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