Sunday, December 16, 2012

Table Centerpiece (Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees)

 Our table's centerpiece for an early Christmas party with Grandma.
 Ice cream cones, colored frosting, and mini m&m's.

 Simeon had green everywhere by time he was finished. 
The frosting was just TOO yummy to resist.

 Powdered sugar snow.
Thank you, Emmett,
for your creative touches that totally made our centerpiece complete!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Homemade String Ornaments

Emmett is making these ornaments, and they turned out beautifully!

This project has such a vast array of possibilities! 
Just start with some string, some watered down glue, some balloons covered in vaseline (to prevent sticking)...

I think it would look awesome to have a couple dozen throughout the tree. They set neatly between the branches and don't even need hangers. 



This idea came from this great DK book: 




Monday, December 10, 2012

A Couple of Simeon's Christmas Projects



COUSINS! Bestest Buds!

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Such a great visit...warmed my heart to see how the cousins got along instantly. 
It was a loud and rowdy time with lots of laughter and fun -- you can't tell from the pictures though, because I could only take those when they slowed down to take a breath!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tea Giveaway

Would you or your favorite tea drinker like to win some tea?

For a chance to win a half-pound of either of these two teas, just follow this link to the Bulk Herb Store, and then answer the following three questions in the comment box for this post.
1) What area of your health do you want to improve?
2) What item from the Bulk Herb Store do you think could help you improve your health?
3) Which tea would you like to win?

 Organic Lemon-Drop Tea
Contains Natural Caffeine Free: Orange Peel, Stevia, Lemon Peel, Lemon Grass, Rose Hips.

The properties in this tea mix are amazing; they help reduce muscle spasms, colds, flu, and fever, increases circulation, high in vitamin C, promotes sleep and lowers stress. We recommend using 1-2 tsp. tea per 8oz. cup of water; use more or less according to you taste. Steep for 2-3 minutes before straining.
 
 

Sparkling Festivi-Tea
Contains Naturally Caffeine Free: Organic Hibiscus Flowers, Organic Lemon Grass, Organic Chamomile Tea.

Perfect for both your Christmas and New Years gatherings with family! This deep red tea will sparkle on your Holiday Table and dance across your palette. Rich in flavor and in nutrients, this tea is sure to become a holiday tradition. Remember that a little goes a long way with our robust blend, so you will only need a teaspoon of herbs for every 8 oz. cup of tea. Go ahead... ring the bell, make a toast and let the celebrations begin!