Month: November 2012

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Holiday Craft Features in Bird’s Party Magazine

The holidays are upon us and, like every year, I am quite excited.  We started off the season early this weekend by baking sugar cookies and finding new Christmas music for our IPod.  Always need to be ready in the car for the unexpected holiday traffic jam! If you like celebrating and entertaining around the […] Read more…

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Etched Glass Thanks Candle Holders

This Thanksgiving I’ve been focusing on decorating our mantel area.  Although we have had a mantel for years (it was actually one of the main selling features to originally buying our home), I feel like it is always the last space to get any special treatment around Thanksgiving.  Primarily it’s because my focus is on the tablescape […] Read more…

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Leftovers Tags

Every year Mr. Mountaineer reminds me that we need to make even more food for Thanksgiving to guarantee his favorite thing – leftovers.  He could eat the Thanksgiving feast for at least a week afterwards!  Between the extra slices of cheesecake, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, ham, etc, he’s pretty set for dinner for awhile, which […] Read more…

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project

A few weeks ago I learned about a wonderful holiday program called Operation Christmas Child.  They provide a shoebox full of toys, school supplies, small clothing items and hygiene supplies to children in need around the world.  I was deeply touched by the pictures of the children receiving shoeboxes full of goodies and their expressions […] Read more…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s no secret. The holidays are my favorite time of year. From cookie baking to Christmas shopping, it’s always hard for me to pick a favorite part. So with the holiday shopping season right around the corner, I’m really excited to share with you some of the new items that we have in our shop […] Read more…

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Book Drool: Bakerella’s Holiday Cake Pops Book

At some point last Christmas I finally broke down and bought Bakerella’s original cake pops book.  It was after a conversation with my best friend about whether or not anyone had time to make such detailed works of art as cake pops.  And even though she’s right and I can’t see myself creating popcorn bags […] Read more…