Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Tradition our New(ish) Family on the New Year

Do you have New Year traditions? I don’t remember celebrating New Years much as a child. I do remember very vividly many other holidays, but not New Years.  I am not saying we didn’t celebrate them. But I sure don’t … Continue reading

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Pie Are Square, but this Runner Looks Like a Pie!

So two years after I finished making the Fruit and Vegetable placemats, I was still trying to figure out just the right design for the matching table runner. I had also been really wanting to make something similar to the … Continue reading

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8 Servings of Fruits and Veggies per Day using Placemats

Yes I do plan on showing you Mom’s Christmas present in detail, but first you need to see these. It will make more sense tomorrow. Trust me! I am a sucker for novelty fabric. And when I saw the fruit … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ Santa?

I know that Christmas is over, but every Christmas there are 1 or 2 (dozen) projects that I just can’t finish before the holiday. I have wanted to make this Santa apron since Thanksgiving, but there just wasn’t time to … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas Unwrapped

At the Steam house we open our family presents on Christmas Eve morning, because Christmas day is spent with extended family. Its such a wonderful time. N sorts the presents into piles for him and his sister while we wait … Continue reading

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Bonus QUACK!

M came in my room while I was getting ready this morning in just a diaper and declared “I want ducky clothes.” Mr. Steam was getting her dressed and she was evidently protesting because she wanted ducky clothes. Oh dear. … Continue reading

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Setting Things (up)Right!

With only 2 days until Christmas I really needed to fix that upside down bat on N’s Bat Man chef’s hat. I was really dreading this. First I really dislike “fixing” things. I much prefer making things. Usually if I … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Houses the Easy Way

Every year one of my favorite traditions is having a gingerbread house decorating party. The first party I remember was in 6th grade (lets not think about how long ago that was em-kay?). We made “gingerbread” houses in our class … Continue reading

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Taco Omelet = Happiness for Breakfast

With all the craziness of getting ready for Christmas sometimes you just need to slow down for some comfort. For me one of the best parts of making taco’s for dinner is breakfast the next day. Mom used to always … Continue reading

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Hot Gifts to Keep your Cool this Christmas

With only 9 days until Christmas we have reached my cutoff for homemade Christmas presents. If I haven’t started it by now that poor person is going to get a *gasp* store bought gift. It happened this year to my … Continue reading

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