Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Stress

My kids are thrilled with the new addition to our neighbors’ Christmas display. Me? Not so much. Thanks to them, I’ve been stressed since the day after Thanksgiving. Every time I drive by their house I am reminded of the … Continue reading

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De-Lish Oreo Treats

This week we made these Oreo Treats for our friends, neighbors, and teachers. Let me just tell you, they are delicious. The best part? They are simple to make. Ingredients: 2 packages of Oreo Cookies 2 (8 oz) blocks of … Continue reading

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The Post Office Every Year

Every December I stand in line at the post office and make the same vow: Next year my husband will mail the packages for his family. He will: 1 – Take all three children with him 2 – Fill out … Continue reading

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I’m not sure but I think I just attended a cult meeting. There were adults in matching uniforms, teenagers in costume, a rustic bridge, the passage of young boys, and ceremonial rules which required silence during a ceremony. I just … Continue reading

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143 Acts – Part 3

 143 Random Acts of Kindness is Continuing….Go here to read the why and Part 2 source #8 – Donated money to friend riding bike ride to support MS research – Kelly #9 – Donated bed #10 – Gave coach paperwork … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tradition & Holiday Books

One of my favorite family Christmas traditions occurs on Christmas Eve. Every December 24th, usually in the afternoon, Santa’s elves deliver a holiday book (or two) and leave it at our door. Once everyone has showered and put on pajamas … Continue reading

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Chance to Win Something!

I am giving away 3 sets of my bingo games to people over at I Heart Crafty Things. Go on over there and enter. You have a pretty good shot since only one person has entered so far 🙂  

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Artichoke Pesto Pinwheels by Act Fast Chef

Since I am the world’s worst cook you don’t find a lot of recipes on this blog…unless they have chocolate chips, and then I am all over it. So I thought it would be fun to find someone else to … Continue reading

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The Slide

“This is going to be so exciting kids.” “Let’s race, Mom.” “OK, but this is just for fun.” Here we go…. I’m ahead right now, yes! Nice tactic Alex but leaning will get you no where when you’re racing me. … Continue reading

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Santa Got it Wrong

Through sources, I have learned that Santa and Mrs. Claus completed all of their Christmas shopping on Saturday. On Sunday my children completed their Christmas lists. On Monday, Mrs. Claus will be returning gifts repacking the sleigh.

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