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Feature Day 15 Advent 2014

Make-Ahead Monday: Hot Chocolate Bombs and Microwaveable Mitten Warmers

Make Ahead Monday Hot Chocolate Bombs and Microwaveable Mitten Warmers It’s been COOOOLLLD this winter. Today, we’re making “bombs” to toss into a glass of warm milk to make hot chocolate as well as these awesome patterned microwaveable hand warmers to keep our fingers cozy in a storm. Both are great for stocking stuffers and hostess or holiday […]

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Feature Day 8 Advent 2014

Make Ahead Monday: Massage Oil Bars, Bath Bombs and Bath Salts

Today we are making, in reverse order, Bath Salts, Bath Bombs and Massage Oil Bars to give as gifts to teachers and friends. Bea’s been wanting to make these massage oil bars for months! They’re amazing! DIY Massage Oil Bars Supplies Beeswax Cocoa or Shea Butter Coconut Oil Essential Oil [or flavoured extract in a […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 10, Give a Beehive!

Today is another Giving Day.  Via PlanCanada, we’re donating a Beehive & Beekeeping Kit, and lessons in how to care for and maintain the hive to a family in the developing world. This not only helps a family in need, it contributes to rebuilding the declining bee population. And, as we all know, bees are a vital part of our food chain. You can read […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: An Introduction

Get Ready! Our ADVENT SHADOWBOX 2012 project starts TOMORROW! So what is it? An Advent Calendar is a staple in our house. Last year, I came up with a new way to display our daily activity for the kids: The Advent Shadowbox. Each day in Advent, I post a message in a shadowbox picture frame with an […]

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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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Handmade Holidays: Great Lakes Handkerchiefs

Over the past few years, I’ve gotten back into the habit of using handkerchiefs. I have a whole collection of vintage handkerchiefs that I’ve received as gifts and inherited from family members.  I thought it was time to get my family back into the habit of using them, too.  First stop, my husband’s Christmas stocking. […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 9, St. Vincent de Paul Baskets

December 5, 2011 9th Day of Advent 20 Days ’til Christmas Another Monday? Another Giving Day! Today, the Giving’s at School. Add these Gift-Cards to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society Baskets Organized by your Classroom. Each year, our elementary school works with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to fill Christmas baskets for families in […]

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