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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Have a blessed day celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.   By Kristen H.

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How to Make Catalog Christmas Trees

I love making decorations for Christmas. But it’s hard to spend extra money on craft supplies at Christmas with an already stretched budget. (Really, I SHOULD think about Christmas crafting all year long, but I never do.) But if your house is anything like ours, you probably receive tons of catalogs this time of year. […]

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Wreaths of Maine Review

I’m a bit of a stickler about my Christmas tree. I insist on having a “real” tree every year. It’s certainly not the most frugal choice, but I just love the smell of the tree. I also love how every year the tree looks a little bit different. It’s kind of funny that even though […]

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Picking out a Tree

A hayride with hot cocoa. Singing Christmas carols. Finding the PERFECT tree. Together. As one big happy family. Sounds beautiful doesn’t it? Wait, I should make it a sleigh ride through the snow and why not chop our own tree down? Let’s face it. This is not reality for most people. Our reality for getting […]

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Gingerbread Houses

I am really behind on my posting, but I wanted to shared these pictures anyway.  Over our Christmas holiday we went to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC (we didn’t stay there!) and looked at gingerbread houses that were on display for a contest.  These houses were absolutely incredible.  We couldn’t believe some of […]

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Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookie Company

We went on a field trip Monday to Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookie Company.  There were several homeschool families from our church that went together.  It was very interesting and we got to sample all 6 flavors of cookies. The cookies are all still hand rolled and cut. This is the mixer that they use to […]

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