Blogmas 2014 (Day 13)

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So by the time you are reading this we will be out on a tree farm cutting down our Christmas tree with friends. Do you have your tree yet? Is it real or fake?

Today’s prompt is How are you counting down to Christmas?

  1. I am doing Blogmas 2014
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    This Starbucks Advent calendar is new to me this year and I love it
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    I buy one for each of us
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    I love my David’s Tea Advent Calendar
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    This is my son’s way to countdown the days

7. ¬†For some reason I can’t find the photo for this one (perhaps I still need to download my camera) but I started a new one this year and its wrapping up Christmas books and every night my son will open one package and we read a Christmas book together.

How do you countdown down the days till Christmas?

Blogmas 2014 (Day 12)

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I live in Canada (Quebec) and this is the view from my window today (Dec 12/14 at 10:30am)

 

I can’t wait to see what its like where you are.

Blogmas 2014 (Day 11)

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All this talk about food is seriously making me hungary… please tell me its doing the same to you?

As you seen in my previous post I shared some of the holiday baking I do and that is usually started now and next week. Although I have been known to bake the week of Christmas.

Now I will share with you all the food that will be made and consumed this holiday season.

Christmas Eve Day:

  • turkey with stuffing (my dh makes the best stuffing)
  • potatoes
  • carrots with tunip
  • gravy
  • salad
  • fresh buns
  • dessert is from what I made

Christmas Day:

  • (Morning)
    Its usually eggs, ham or bacon, toast, fruit bowl, orange juice with coffee
  • (Lunch)
    Its always left over turkey with the whole thing again or just sandwiches and salad
  • (Dinner)
    Its the same meal as Christmas eve but at my in laws. My mother in law makes one of the best homemade soups so we tend to have that before the turkey dinner and her dessert is usually the drum cake.

I am sure we will all have a similar menu but it would be nice to know if you do something different.

 

 

Blogmas 2014 (Day 10)

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One of the best things about Christmas is all the baking and food I make.

One of my holiday staples is

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Photo taken from The Spiffy Cookie on pinterest

a Peach Fruit Cake. (Check back this weekend for the recipe). I make this every year and we love it.

mincemeatpies

Mincemeat Tarts. I grew up with this. My mother would always make tons of these in November and freeze them for December. Super easy to make and all you need is froze tart shells (I can’t make pie crust if my life depended on it LOL) and a jar of mincemeat. Scoop to fill each tart cover with pie crust cut a slit to let the steam escape and bake until golden brown.

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Another staple that I always make is called the Mincemeat Pillow Cookies (I will also have that recipe coming up on the blog very soon).

fudge

Finally the last thing I always make is Fudge. I always make two batches one with walnuts and the other plain. I will be sharing that on the blog very shortly as well.

What do you make for the holiday?

Blogmas 2014 (Day9)

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I ain’t gonna lie but I really don’t like winter and if I could stay in the house the whole time I would be more then happy to. Its hard to believe this is coming from an east coast girl eh? I grew up with winters like this so I should be use to it but I find the older I get the less I can tolerate it. Anyone else like this?

Anyways back to the topic at hand. Here are a few items that I can’t live without during the winter season:

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One of the main things I can’t live without is books. I love curling up on the couch and reading on cold miserable winter days.

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A nice big cup of either hot chocolate, apple cider or tea is my survival for the winter months. I think I drink more hot drinks this time of year then any other time.

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Not sure if anyone else does this but I find that come the winter months I am always burning candles more so then any other time of the year.

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Another thing I can’t live without is lotion. My hands get so try that I am constantly putting lotion on them.

What about you?

Blogmas 2014 (Day 7)

Day 7blogmasWhen it comes to give home made gifts I tend to find those special one of a kind ornaments in craft fairs because I always think its nice to pick up a few of those. In the past I have given home made coasters, placemats, candles, soaps or baked goodies from craft fairs.

I wish I could say I was super crafty but honestly I’m not so I always try and make it to a few craft fairs in November to find some special and unique gifts. Sadly IRL things happened in November and I didn’t get to make it to any craft shows so I am really hoping that when we go to the tree farm to cut our tree down that there will be some vendors selling their wares there so that I can pick up some last minute gifts.

What about you?