Christmas Traditions

Today I thought that it might be fun to share some of our Christmas Traditions!   This is a lengthy post, but you have all weekend…right? :)

But before I start this post…I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend!  I hope that you get to do something that you love with people that you love! 

One of our Christmas traditions that we do is to donate blankets and quilts to one of our local hospitals.  We start this in November or even before.  I try to make a few quilted quilts and then we all tie several fringed fleece blankets. (click on link for tutorial on how to make these easy fleece blankets)


ooh la la birthday

Ooh La La Birthday!

My granddaughter had her 10th birthday and she had an Ooh La La Birthday Party!  She has been in love with Paris and all the glamour of that beautiful city, so that is what she wanted for her birthday.  

When the recent tragedy happened there, my daughter thought about changing the party, but then decided that Paris needed to be celebrated, I think that is what the people of Paris would want also… to celebrate their beautiful city!

My daughter re-did her daughter’s bedroom for her birthday present and she was absolutely thrilled with it!  She kept telling her mother that she could ground her to her room and never let her out!  :)ooh la la birthday (more…)

Be The Good

Be The Good

I decided that my thought for this week should be: “Be The Good”, in lieu of what is going on in the world this week.  It is really easy to get discouraged and wonder what is ever going to become of some of the world turmoil, but we need to remember that we can all “Be The Good” just with the attitude that we have!Be The Good

 This would be a great thought to print and/or frame.  To print as a jpeg, right click over the image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder.  You can print your own, or send it out to your favorite photo processing center.  This printable is formatted to an 8 x 10 size.  For those of you that would like the PDF format, just click on the link below:

Be the good

I would like to challenge each one of you that read this post, to have a positive attitude today, to go out of your way to say hi to someone… and to give your smile to every person you meet today!  This small act can truly change someone’s day.  If you want to carry it a step further, do a kind act of service today.  This could be for someone you know, in your family or friends, or it could be for a complete stranger.  It will make you feel good and I know that the person you serve will be happier too!

Just imagine what the world would be like if every single person did this!  :)  I know that  there are still going to be problems in the world and trials in each of our own lives, but if we can just stop for a minute or two and think of those around us it will make our own little corner of the world a better place!

Thanks for Visiting today!  Hope your day is a great one!


Thanksgiving Ideas Roundup

Today I thought that it would just be fun to share a Thanksgiving Ideas Roundup with you!

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pumpkin spice soap

Pumpkin Spice Soap

This Pumpkin Spice Soap is super easy to make and is perfect for gift giving or to tuck into a Christmas stocking , for teacher gifts, or just a fun way to pamper yourself!  :)  This is also a fun craft that kids could help with!pumpkin spice soap