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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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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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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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Advent Shadowbox: Day 7, Tree Trimming Party

________________________ 3 dec 2011 – 7th day of advent – 22 days ‘til Christmas – have a tree trimming party (hot chocolate and cookies included) __________________________ It’s our first year with an artificial tree. After my own sneezing and wheezing for the last few years, my husband and I finally had a sit-down with the kids about changing […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 5, Gratitude Ornaments

DECEMBER 1, 2011 5th Day of Advent 24 Days ’til Christmas  Advent Thursdays are DAYS OF GRATITUDE Today We’ll Make Lasting Acknowledgements Writing our “GRATEFUL FORS” on Thin Strips of Paper And dropping them, rolled, into Glass Ornaments Here’s a look at our Advent Shadowbox today: (As you can probably tell by now, I’m not the […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 3 “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments – Inspired by Steven Meisel Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice As I had stated on the invitation, we had planned on doing both “fashion photography” and something “seasonal” during the BIRTHDAY pARTy.  Since we already […]

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