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christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas

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christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

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christmas gifting ~ white christmas mix

The temperature is dropping and my df girl is chomping at the bit to see some snow.  So far we haven’t seen but a few flakes one morning.  They sparkled on the lawn for a little while but managed to disappear while we weren’t looking. Christmas preparations are beginning.  We have lots going on with… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ white christmas mix

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o tannenbaum

It’s been three years since we’ve had our own tree. (You can read some of our story here, here, here, here and here) Because we have not been in our own home, most of our belongings were in storage and we did not have our Christmas decorations with us.  That’s a long time when you’re a kid.… Continue reading o tannenbaum

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christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

There are a couple of kids at our church that I babysit quite regularly and I thought it would be nice to make them something special for Christmas. The little girl is four and loves Frozen and princesses and all things girly. When I saw the mermaid tail blankets, I thought it was a perfect idea for… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

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sounds of christmas

I’m sure for most of us, we have a few favourite Christmas songs, even if some of us get a little grinchy about having to listen to them for too many weeks.  It’s hard to deny that most of the Christmas music out there just plain makes us feel good and all Christmas-y-like. When my cl… Continue reading sounds of christmas