Monday, December 8, 2014
We asked the kids long ago if they would like a Christmas dinner or have a snack day, you can guess what they chose. So we would spread the table with our favorite snacks and we watched movies, played games, ate snacks and had punch and that became a tradition. What was left we froze and brought out again for New Years Eve. They loved it :)
Traditions are so fun to make your own and bring with you the ones from home.
If I still had kids at home I would do the elf on the shelf, it looks so fun….
http://tatertotsandjello.com/2013/12/happy-holidays-neighbor-gift-idea-youve-been-snowed-on.html#qk6hHfDMDjyZvlCB.32 fun to do for neighbors.
We have the nicest neighbors! They had a deer out back to practice bow hunting, I always wanted to go out and dress it in different things like a wig, scarf and sweaters, just to keep them guessing but I figured they would catch me too fast. I would've left foot prints. I should have tried to do it, I think they would have had fun :) So think of fun things to do.
http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2013/07/random_acts_of_kindness_ideas/ I love seeing what people come up with. I used to be a nurse's aid and worked in nursing homes. Families would come in and carol, the people loved it so. Also school kids would color placemats and bring in, they loved those too and cards. You never know who really needs some kindness that very day. And I add keeping doing things all year long, the kids will love it and it is as much for them as the recipient.
http://simplykierste.com/2014/11/25-days-of-family-christmas-activities.html#_a5y_p=2846185 - family fun
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212021094933509143/ I want one of these.
We also would have eggnog and I would make cinnamon knots. For family night we decorated the tree. You could do from scratch or you can take the canned breadsticks roll in melted butter then roll in sugar and cinnamon. Tie in a knot and bake... an instant hit with all! Plus we thinned the eggnog with plain milk, better tasting and less expensive too!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212021094933504286/ - always fun to make things with pancakes. I made them purple one April Fools morning served with green eggs and ham.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212021094933389600/ - cute idea
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212021094933083406/ - cute idea for your apple cider
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212021094933023904/ I always thought this a nice thing to do.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212021094931355192/ - inexpensive idea
http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2012/12/20/easy-to-sew-pajama-pants/ thrifty way to use that sewing skill!
My favorite new recipe….
2 tbs brown sugar
1 c. milk (I used powdered)
4 tbsp melted butter
1 c. flour
1 1/2tsp b. powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I used my recipe I gave you before)
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
Mix up and make waffles, so yummmmmmm!
Keep working on your storage. Build memories with your families. Enjoy the season! Don’t use credit and slow down. How is that for a homework assignment?
I tried to find you fun and inexpensive ideas for this message with lots to choose from for inspiration.
Most of all just make fun memories with your family!