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  • blueribbonfair 1:09 am on December 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alternate Christmas tree ideas, Baby Jesus, , , , handmade christmas, , Joy, Nativities, Red and green, shabby chic Christmas, , vintage christmas, winter decor   

    Home for Christmas 

    “Open House” Christmas 2017:

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    Sorry, some of my photos are not the best. I barely had time to get this post done let alone edit and my house is so dark on dark days it is hard to get images not facing the window light straight on them. From my house to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS…

    Also, some things I have had for ages and they are worn and torn. Like the one green book, I have had since childhood. The tree on green is my daughter’s ugly sweater.Some of the items I made this year, though as you can see my room is limited anymore.

     

     

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    • Shauna 11:33 pm on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!! 😀

    • Timelesslady 6:36 pm on January 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Terrific photographs. They are bright and full of light…it must have been a day filled with sunshine. It’s been dark and cold where I live also…hopefully next week we will thaw out a bit. I LOVE the tree with the branches on the wall. I find it so appealing and sweet…whimsical. Whimsy of all types always appeals to the happiest of sides in me. Have a great 2018.

    • Christy B 7:37 pm on January 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The stockings are lovely. I liked seeing your Xmas displays. I just got my first Ugly Christmas Sweater in December. Your daughter’s one with the tree on it is awesome 🙂 Happy 2018 xo

      • blueribbonfair 12:13 am on January 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thank You. All the best to you this year. Wonderful you were able to join in the ugly sweater brigade this year. LOL.

  • blueribbonfair 8:19 pm on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Christmas: I used to Make These When my Kids were Small. 

    One of our holiday family traditions is to make a gingerbread house. We started this tradition over 10 years ago after my friend and neighbor introduced me to all the gingerbread possibilities at a display at Peddler’s Village. Over the years we’ve replicated our cabin in gingerbread, my parent’s cabin, the board game Candy Land, a […]

    via Our House (and more) in Gingerbread — Judy Matusky, RDN, LDN

     

    These are so awesome. If you are into gingerbread houses, Christmas, and decor or plain fun DIY, these are extraordinary. Go check out the blog post and support the author. There are about a dozen others on there. They look so real.

     
    • gunnardeckare 5:39 pm on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Look’s fabulous! Long time since we build such a house. When I was a child it was a must.

      • blueribbonfair 4:49 pm on December 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I love to do them, but my house has no more room after what I have out anyway with all I have made for years and stored up from my kids and old vintage stuff.. Maybe a small one next year? You can use graham crackers.

      • blueribbonfair 11:13 pm on January 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Happy New Year.

    • mycountryepoque 5:59 pm on December 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      absolutely very pretty. looks like a real cake

    • Charlotte Hoather 9:02 pm on December 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I’d have loved to make a house with you, so good. 🎄💕

    • kkessler833 6:21 pm on December 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful!

      • blueribbonfair 6:39 pm on December 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. Some people can do amazing jobs with tedious stuff like this. Card houses. Matches, Lincoln Logs.

    • Amy 12:36 am on January 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Amazing jobs! It must take days to finish.

  • blueribbonfair 11:28 pm on December 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Christmas git tags handmade, diy christmas, , holiday crafts, Kids christmas, kids holiday crafting, recycle christmas, snow globes, window shopping   

    Window Shopping Easy Christmas Ideas for Kids 

    Here are some photos of easy crafts to do in the last minutes. Great kids crafts and good for adults like me have a hard time doing detail work. LOL, I have even done the mitten one myself to give with gifts many years back. Easy snow globes are elegant. Simple but eye-catching tags. Inexpensive green paper plate tree. Merry Christmas:

     
  • blueribbonfair 8:14 pm on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Surviving the Holidays! 

    Great advice for Holidays.

    Purpose Filled Mommy with Minimarie

    The holiday season with all its wonder and almost magical allure of lights and decor is a beautiful time of the year!The holidays can also have many stressors and emotional triggers that are associated with the season that many struggle with. There are so many things going on here, there, and everywhere it seems during this time. There’s more pressure of expectations during Christmas through New Year’s then any other holiday I believe next to the official holiday season kickoff of Thanksgiving. Here are a few holiday emotional triggers with possible relief in handlingholiday stress.

    • We love our children and grandchildren. However regardless if it’s talking about our younger kiddos bouncy from the holiday break, our college kids visiting with”house guests,”or our adult children needing child care for the break it can get pretty overwhelming quickly. Try to take things day by day in stride. Plan activities…

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