September 21, 2017

Wordless Wednesday 12/7/11 with Linky

Gingerbread HouseOne of my favorite holiday traditions is making gingerbread houses with my son. I pipe and he designs. “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that it’s the simplest things ,not the great occasions, that give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian. I hope when my […]

Elf on the Shelf Name Ideas {Updated}

Elf on the ShelfSoon, our Elf on the Shelf will return for the third time.  Elves travel to and from the North Pole each night giving Santa Clause a report on whether your children have been naughty or nice. When your elf shows up, your first task is to give him or her a name. Our elf’s name is Zack and […]

Mardi Gras 2011 is Here!!!

This January 6, 2011 marked the official start of Mardi Gras season. Tradition states that carnival season begins on the Twelfth Night which is twelve days following Christmas. It is also the first day that Mardi Gras king cakes officially hit the bakery shelves. Now you can get your hands on one all year in […]

Mississippi Mud Brownies – Recipe

When going over our list of desserts of Thanksgiving it was brought to my attention that we lacked anything with chocolate. That was not acceptable, so I dug out this chocolate masterpiece that I have wanted to try for a while. I plan on making them for a few Christmas parties in the near future. […]

Polar Express 3-D

I love doing things to get into the Christmas spirit. It seems as though the Christmas season goes by faster and faster each passing year. Today, my son and I enjoyed a unique viewing experience in the comfort of our own home. After a half day of school “GC” was home early and so we […]

Our Elf on the Shelf is Back

elfshelf1Last year we started the family tradition of the Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell. It is a great way to usher in the Christmas season.  The elf comes with a wonderfully illustrated book that tells the story of the elf and his mission. The book tells kids that Santa’s elf shows up to […]