Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
By now I’m sure you’ve seen Santa Claus all over the place, but have you seen him this way? Only in Southern California! (I wonder if he’s delivering the car to someone?)
Tags: Santa, santa claus
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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
How fun for children to wake up to Santa’s footprints! Trace a large pair of men’s boots onto paper or newspaper then cut out. Use as a stencil to sprinkle secret non-melting snow and magic dust (baking soda and glitter) to create Santa’s footprints in front of your fireplace or by your Christmas tree.
Tags: Christmas ideas, Santa
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Monday, December 10th, 2012
If it’s snowing where you are, gather family and friends and make this fun upside down snowman! While we don’t usually have to think about snow in Southern California, I remember making my share of snowmen when I lived in the midwest.
Tags: snowman, snowmen, winter, winter fun
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Monday, December 3rd, 2012
This amazing Creme Brulee Fudge will be a favorite to serve to guests or wrap up for treats to give away. Incredibly tasty and wonderfully different.
Tags: Candy, Christmas Treats, Fudge Recipes, holiday hostess gifts
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Monday, November 12th, 2012
Paperwhites are beautiful bulbs that are often forced to bloom around the holidays. As Paperwhites begin to grow as soon as they are planted, you will have amazing, fragrant flowers in 3-4 weeks. Paperwhite bulbs are easy to force as they do not require chilling to promote flowering.
Paperwhites need only 3” of root room so shallow containers will work well like shown in the photo above. Pretty glass or ceramic bowls are ideal. For one-of-a-kind presentations, scout antique stores and estate sales for unusual containers. You can plant Paperwhites in soil, glass marbles, pebbles or even tumbled beach glass. Because these flowers are usually discarded or transplanted after they have flowered, the planting medium doesn’t need to supply any nutrients for the plant.
Tags: holiday decorating, holiday flowers, holiday gifts, holiday hostess gifts, holiday plants
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Saturday, November 10th, 2012
I love the picture of this martini and admit, I had to find the recipe to see what the snowball looking thing was in the cocktail. Turns out it’s Douglas Fir Sorbet. Who knew there was such a thing? Turns out you have to make it yourself and that’s a little more work than I think I will ever do for a cocktail. I’m not sure where I’d find Douglas Fir fronds in Southern California, but it does look interesting.
Tags: christmas cocktails, entertaining, holiday cocktails, holiday entertaining, martinis
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Friday, November 9th, 2012
How cute are these holiday bird feeders in the shape of a snowman or a penguin? Available for a limited time, these are a great addition to your yard or give as a fun holiday gift idea. Order from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Tags: holiday bird feeders, holiday gifts
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Looking for a fun holiday gift everyone will love? A mason jar with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows is sure to delight and for adult gifts, tie on a small bottle of Baileys Irish Cream.
Tags: DIY holiday gifts, holiday gifts, hostess gifts
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Monday, October 29th, 2012
Red and white floral arrangements are stunning to begin with, but adding red and white Christmas candy to these arrangements elevates them to amazing!
Tags: Christmas centerpieces, Christmas floral arrangements, holiday centerpieces
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Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Nutcrackers have been popular themes for holiday invitations for years. We love our two new Nutcracker Invitations for the holidays.
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