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Family Advent Calendar : Tree Trimming Party with Homemade Eggnog

It’s the first Friday in Advent, which means that it’s time to trim the tree!! Tonight, we’ll be getting out the Favourite Photo Ornaments, along with the tree, the lights, and all the other baubles. We’ll order fish and chips, turn on some favourite holiday movies, and eat a few of the Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons we made […]

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Family Advent Calendar 2015 : Family Tree Trimming Party

The Lunchbox Season’s Family Advent Calendar Is Back! This is our fifth and, perhaps, final year of Adventing! So, get ready for a wild ride! Welcome to Advent 2015! It’s the first Sunday in Advent. And, we’re starting it off in style! Family Tree Trimming Party Alright, lovelies, it’s time to get out the ornaments, […]

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Make This Mini Photo Book!

That’s Right!  And you can make one, too! Over the holidays, I decided that I wanted to have a little photo book of the kids and their artwork to carry around and to adore. So, not long after Christmas, I made this 1.83 x 2.83-in Mini Photo Book, pulling portraits of the kids from our […]

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Fill-in-the-Silhouette Holiday Table Setting

Last year’s  Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table Setting was a surefire hit for our Thanksgiving feast. We placed craft paper down on the table, drew on some fancy frames, and had everyone fill in the frames with their own masterpiece. This year, the kids wanted to “one-up” themselves by coming up with an equally engaging, hands-on holiday […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us for our Advent Shadowbox 2012 Calendar! __________ Here’s a recap! Advent Shadowbox 2012: An Introduction: We (re)introduce our Advent Shadowbox Calendar Tradition and include some tips for how you might create a similar tradition of your own. Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 1,  Have  a Tree Trimming Party, Make Cinnamon Glitter […]

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Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce

If you’re going to make your own cranberry sauce, you might as well make it worth the effort.  We’re always trying something different for our annual Thanksgiving feast.  This time, I was inspired by one of my favourite fall cocktails:  Apple Cider & Fireball Canadian Whisky [Cinnamon Whisky].  We just went apple picking, so there’s plenty of cider on hand. And […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2011 Advent Calendar 2011: A Shadowbox Spectacular:  An Introduction to the ProjectAdvent Shadowbox: Day 1, Baking Cookies: Test-Cookies for Santa’s Plate – Chewy Chocolate Chip Toffee Bit Cookies.Advent Shadowbox: Day 2, Daily Bread Food Bank: Our first “Giving Day,” Making Contributions to the Daily Bread Food Bank in two ways.Advent Shadowbox: Day 3, […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Christmas Eve Checklist

December 24, 2011 28th Day of Advent Christmas Eve ____________________ Christmas Eve Checklist ____________________ □ Make Chocolate Chip Cookies for Santa □ Make Gingerbread Cutouts, too! □ Go to Family Mass □ Indulge in the Feast of the Seven Fishes □ Ice the Bûche de Noël □ Drink Hot Chocolate and Sing the Carols You […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 22, Trim Another Tree!

December 18, 2011 22nd Day of Advent 7 Days til Christmas Trim Another Tree! Another tree needs trimming! Hustle on over to “spruce up the spruce” at your Grandparents’ House! __________ Today, the kids get to go trim the tree at their Grandparents’ house. We’ll package up a few of the Salt Dough Ornaments we made last weekend for the […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 18, Make Clove Oranges

December 14, 2011 18th Day of Advent 11 Days ’til Christmas Turn an orange into a scented ornament by plunging cloves in festive patterns all over the orange’s rind. Then, wrap it in ribbons and hang it in a doorway or place it on the mantle by the fire. _______________ It wouldn’t be Christmas without […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 14, Salt Dough Ornaments

December 10, 2011     14th Day of Advent     15 Days ’til Christmas Basic Ingredients 2 Cups Flour 1 Cup Table Salt 1 Cup Water Tools and Decor Food Colouring Cookie Cutters Straws Acrylic or Tempera Paints Glitter and Glue Permanent  Markers or Fancy Pens Method Combine Flour and Salt in a Bowl Gradually Add Water Let […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 8, Gingerbread House

December 3, 2011 8th Day of Advent 21 Days ’til Christmas  “She Fed Them Treacle Tarts And Jam, And Sugar-buns, and Gorgeous Ham. The Children Cried, “Oh Thank You, Ma’am!” …Roald Dahl “Hansel and Gretel”  Read Hansel and Gretel & Build a Gingerbread House _____________________ Today’s Advent Calendar Features a picture of a German Stamp I […]

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Handmade Holidays: Favourite Photo Ornaments

December 3, 2011 It’s Tree Trimming Day… Time to make the Favourite Photo Ornaments It has become a tradition in our house. Each year, we browse through our photos and find our absolute favourite photo of each of the kids. And we use these to make simple black and white photo ornaments for the tree. To keep things consistent, we bought supplies in […]

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