In just a few days, Christmas will be here. It is hard to believe, but true. Are you a movie goer? I was just reading that Christmas Day has become a big day in the movie industry. Many studios like to release big-budget films on December 25th.
According to Box Office Mojo, an online movie publication and box office reporting service, no film has fared better on Christmas Day than "Sherlock Holmes," which premiered on December 25, 2009, earning just under $25 million in its initial day onscreen.
Need something on your side table, coffee table, or anywhere, why not create a cranberry candle centerpiece. I needed three for the round tables that we set up on our deck for our annual Christmas party. I knew I wanted candles, but didn't want to spend a lot and I didn't want them to take up too much room.
I looked in my stash and the fridge to see what might work. This is what I came up with.
This was my first year to participate in the Ornament Exchange, over at I should be mopping the floor. I was a little reluctant at first, not sure why. I had a fabulous time. We were paired up with another blogger that became our exchange partner. I met Sonya via email and we learned a little about one another. She lives in Buford, GA and has 9 Christmas trees in her house:
With school ending for the holidays, you might need a great craft for the kids to do. Why not make a Candy Cane Wreath. My neighbor's daughter loves to come to my house. She said I was "the world's best crafter"! Kids are so naive!!
We always do some sort of craft when she and her friends come over. On Saturday, they were coming over to work on Christmas presents for their moms. She brought me this candy cane wreath that she had made. She is nine. What a lovely surprise.
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It seems that so many of us just love mason jars, myself included. They are so great to decorate with. I have many from my Grandmother which I try to keep separate. About 5 years ago when I lived in Pittsburgh, I drove to Vermont to visit my grand kids in the summer. That year I went to a garage sale late one afternoon. They still had many items to sell and I think they were getting tired.
There were three boxes of mason jars. Needless to say, I was on them immediately. She had them priced at $5 per box. I am not sure how many were in each box - somewhere between 10 - 14 each. Some were large, but most of them were the small ones and all had their lids, like the ones in my picture below. She saw me looking at them and said, "you can have all of them for $5". I tried not to fall over and grabbed them up before anyone else did. Since there was only one other person there, I was pretty safe.
I was trying to decide what type of wreath to make for on the deck, hanging from the old window. I wanted to use materials that I already had so I looked through my stash. I had made a "burlap tied knot " banner for the 4th of July, if you missed that tutorial, you can find it here. So I thought I would try the same technique but only put them on a straw wreath instead of a banner.
Don't get enough green vegetables? Have you ever wondered what to do with kale? Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value
of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of
vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium,
iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Wow, move over spinach!
This turkey burger and kale chips makes a super healthy meal with great taste.