Category Archives: ramblings

Hot Cocoa Bar with Marshmallow Snowman Stirrers

On Christmas Eve this year we served a spread of food, desserts and drinks.  We usually leave the Keurig on with a bowl of KCups and if we remember, we’ll stick some hot chocolate packets on the counter as well. … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf 2013: The Final Farewell

How on Earth are we already at the end of another holiday season?  The month of December absolutely flew by this year, despite my desperate attempts to slow it down.  Our Elf on the Shelf journey ended, as it always … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Throwback: When Your Kid Asks for a Toy Made in 1984… and it’s 2012 (AKA I Hope Santa Shops on Ebay)

I had high hopes of posting this one yesterday for Throwback Thursday.  But as is all too often the case, the day got way ahead of me and the post never happened.  Until now.  So here is my Throwback Thursday … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf: Week 3 in Review

It’s hard to believe, but Elf 2013 is drawing to a close!  Tomorrow night Oboe will catch a ride with Old St. Nick back to the North Pole where he will stay until next year. This week has been a … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf: Make a Magic Christmas Garden

Over the years, I have seen various examples of magical Christmas-y gardens, many of them involving the Elf tradition.  A majority feature planting candy which “grows’ into something else by morning. The other night, I finally pulled myself together enough … Continue reading

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