Sunday, 12 December 2010

Daily Snaps - back to basics

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life-
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.
-Joanna Fuchs

Thank you for sitting a spell with me.
I'm sitting here drinking a cold coke while writing to you. In the back ground you can hear my DH doing "Quiet time" with Typhoon Trio. It sounds like he is reading a holiday book from the library.  Not the usual princess or Dr. Seuss story. Approximately a week ago I shared with everyone on the Rising Sun Memories Facebook Page that we were going to decorate our Christmas tree this year with handmade ornaments. 

Our first project for Operation Decorate was the Apple Cinnamon Ornaments. I did a little research and went with the recipe found on a teacher site called KinderArt. Here is the link to the Apple Cinnamon Ornament recipe. The only thing I did different was I opted not to add the glue. We have Italian Greyhounds that love to eat anything that looks yummy. Plus, I'm sure Milk Monster would have definitely tried to eat them had it had glue. We made six batches of one to one ratio recipe for our tree which is approx 7 ft tall. Here are a couple of pictures of Typhoon Trio helping out with one of the batches.

Mr. K was very intense on making sure it was all even

Miss R made sure to use every inch of dough area

Milk Monster was very proud that he used all the cookie cutters.

The first handmade ornaments - 6 batches of apple cinnamon

A little closer please ;)

We had a lot of fun as a family doing the first project. Our next project we are going to use peppermints? Any guess on what we are going to make???

Make sure to share with us your ideas on handmade ornaments!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!
Come back and visit us soon =)


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