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[Christmas] Traditions

The other day while I was picking up groceries, I found a bunch of marked-down “EZ Build” gingerbread house kits and couldn’t resist grabbing one. “This should be a fun activity to do at home,” I thought, after checking to see if it had everything we’d need (icing, candy decorations, a tray to set it in, and a little gingerbread man and Christmas tree!). 777 more words


Skitfarbrorn i Barcelona

När vi vaknade upp på trettondagsmorgonen, alltså i onsdags förra veckan, hade de tre vise männen lämnat julklappar i vardagsrummet.

Juni blev så lycklig att det var julafton igen. 273 more words


I think I might move to Iceland

It won’t come as a surprise that I do want to move out from where I am right now .

But I do have to wait for awhile , and I’ve become quite the expert on waiting (all good things come to those who wait , or something like that ) . 397 more words


Christmas Reflections

Now that the Christmas season is fully be hind us – hopefully all the decorations are put away, your leftovers are all gone, your new years resolutions are being challenged, and your kids are back in school.  720 more words

Dealing With Kids

Chameleon Poinsettia: Flower of the Day Challenge Jan. 7, 2016

Chameleon Poinsettia

This pot of poinsettias is right on my deck so I can witness the changes in color from green to yellow to white. I also love that the centers are starting to pop out their little pom poms.  159 more words

January 06, 2016: "Little Night" on "Little Christmas"

I get this Christmas article done just under the wire: today is the last day of the “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Today, January 6th, is known as “Little Christmas” or (in Irish) “Nollaig na mBan” otherwise know as “The Feast of the Epiphany” when the wise men, according to tradition, gave the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ-child. 723 more words

Culinary Arts

Highs and Lows of Christmas Vacation

Our Christmas this year involved two whole weeks with extended family. With annual leave I had to use by the end of the year, Chris, Sprout and I visited upstate New York from the weekend before Christmas to the one following New Years. 1,965 more words