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Monday, November 18, 2013
Looking for a new tradition to add to your Christmas morning? Let me introduce you to The Christmas Web! When Santa becomes exhausted from traveling the world to bring the children of the world joy on Christmas morning, Mrs Claus employs the help of his trusty elves! What ensues is a holiday game to be enjoyed by children and adults alike! For the past twenty years author Kerry Grinkmeyer has shared this tradition with his family, and now you can start this wonderful tradition as well! The Christmas Web is also the perfect gift for any family on your list!
What started as a family tradition has transformed into a beautifully illustrated 54 page book and three magic wands! My family was ecstatic to receive our own Christmas Web gift set! My children marveled at the colorful pages, fought over wands! When we reached the end of the story, they pondered over the provided memory section! Wondering out loud what our book would contain after a few years. Clearly anxious to wake on Christmas morning and find a web of their own! We found the Grinkmeyer story wonderful, and one we could relate to! The holidays are rich in tradition and memories made with family! The Christmas Web will definitely help your family create lasting joy! Something to look forward to! The Christmas Web will be available this holiday season through The Christmas Web website and Amazon for a retail price of $39.99.
Curious Wisdom is happy to host a giveaway of The Christmas Web! One lucky reader will receive the Christmas Web gift set! The set includes: 3 magic wands
3 210 ft yarns
1 book.... and endless Christmas morning webs of cheer!
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Good luck! Introduce your family to a beloved tradition that they will cherish for years to come!
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
No joke! I am sitting here at the counter with the local Christmas station softly playing Silver Bells in the background! Where on earth did 2013 go? As the year end approaches I have found myself experiencing the usual emotions. Anticipation of the season. Excitement for the new and wonderful possibilities. Dread for the weeks of hard work ahead. Elation at the thought of Christmas morning with the family I hold so dear. Hope for positive outcomes with the challenges we face.
This time of year is certainly full of emotion. Last night as I listened to my ten year old baby rehearse for her solo debut in the school Christmas program, warm tears found their way to my eyes. The First Noel never sounded so sweet, so innocent.
There is more than enough work to do! Winter preparations must take place before the fun can begin! Last weekend we worked our fingers to the bone getting the yard and house winterized. Next order of business? The garden produce. My grandfather has a large orchard and the Fall months are full of fresh goodies! I was sent home with not one, or two.... but eight spaghetti squash! It breaks my heart to think hard work will go to waste! I thought back to when we prepared fresh freezer corn! It is delicious! So why couldn't you do the same with squash? You can! It is so very easy!
While your squash is cooling treat yourself to a bowlful of Fall goodness!
Spoon into freezer bags. Lay flat to freeze. Admire your work! On a frosty winter night a warm buttery bowl of squash will warm you to your toes!
As the holidays approach I hope you find peace and merriment in every detail! Remember it won't last forever! Savor the moments loved ones are near! Relish in the laughter of children! Take deep breaths and survive!
Enjoy this season because it is the only 2013 season you will have!
Monday, October 14, 2013
With Halloween right around the corner I had been dragging my feet some! Knowing I would need to come up with something fantastic for my little one! Whilst the older kiddos were still busy pondering the correct look for their Halloween debut I started gathering items from around the house to get the creative juices flowing!
In my search around the house I found a couple of old dresses and an idea began forming!
I first covered the bodice in strips of brown felt. Once the felt is in place, carefully snip the ends to create a feather like look! Next grab a few cups out of the cupboard and create the eyes! So far fairly simple and my cost $0.00!
I did have to purchase tulle, but found Hobby Lobby just happened to have theirs on sale! Saving half at the register! With the dress on the wiggly intendee, use a ribbon to measure the circumference of the skirt! I used three layers for extra fluff! Remove from wiggly body and carefully pin the layers into place. Then glue or sew onto the dress!
With a long sleeve brown under shirt, fuzzy brown tights, and....
We have a winner! Paint an old pair of shoes and use scraps of felt to create one of a kind Halloween goodies! Total cost for this "Hoot" of a costume: $6.00
Thursday, October 3, 2013
October is finally here! Hooray!! Time to get real crazy! If you are on a budget, finding funds to create can be frustrating! I am big at looking around the house to see what I can use that we already have! Kids always have construction paper! Cut out some fun characters! Cost $.00
Dig out those old vacant frames! I need to find some fun round ones! Cost $0.00
Get creative and have fun! Use chalkboard paint for a unique spin!