Monday, November 29, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Challenge- Catch up!

*** Warning this might be a Christmas overload post, be prepared ***
So, with such a busy weekend my intentions of participating in Aly and Molly's 12 days of Christmas did not happen! However, I am rested, refreshed and ready to continue!

Day 5: Favorite Christmas move/T.V specials

I have to admit, I don't watch that many Christmas specials on T.V. When it comes to movies I only really watch them if they are playing on T.V or when I am wrapping Christmas presents.

There are a few that are a must every year though

1. White Christmas
2. The Grinch
3. The Family Stone

Day 6: Gift Ideas...FOR ME!

I really hate asking for things. I know it makes it easier for people but I find it hard to think of things that I want. I gave Ryan a break this year and made him a list.

1. New work out clothes
2. Yoga mat
3. New cookie sheets
4. Anything fabric or craft related
5. New board game
6. Socks

Isn't it funny how you use to HATE getting socks for Christmas and now it's actually something that you really want?

Day 7: Christmas Craft/DIY

I am a becoming someone who loves to make things for around the house. I would love to show you the neat Christmas craft from this year but I don't want to ruin the surprise!

This year I have been getting together with some friends to do a monthly craft together. This month (Christmas) Sharon (Hi Sharon!) and Josee (Hi Josee!) were hosting a make your own Christmas centrepiece/wreath.

The participants instructions were to bring pruning shears, gloves and a floral foam.

Sharon had collected all of the foliage for the craft from around her in-laws farm. It all smelt soooo good!

The instructions were pretty simple, just start sticking in branches.

After the foam was full of foliage we add some decorations, pine cones, ribbon, etc.

Sharon (Hi Sharon!) also helped me make a wreath and I am in love with it !!

I can't wait to make another one next year! It is so simple and cost effective if you live around a spot where you can find the foliage.

Day 8: Least favorite thing about Christmas

This may see weird but I really hate finding Christmas cards that DON'T say "Holidays". I am a proud Christian and celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. Therefore, to express that I like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

I have no issues with other people who do not have the same beliefs as I do and prefer "Holiday" cards but I want to exercise my right to say Christmas, and it is very difficult now to find cards that say "Merry Christmas"

Other then that, I can't of anything I don't like about Christmas.
Day 9: Favorite Christmas Recipe

I love everything about Christmas but especially the turkey dinner. There is something about getting together with family for a huge feast, it's the best.

My favorite part of Christmas dinner is the stuffing.

My mom uses "Dalton's Dressing" recipe.
I wish I knew the recipe, I'll have to get her to pass it onto me this year so I can share it with all of you sometime!

Happy Wednesday!




  1. You had me a little scared about the Christmas card thing...when I read it, i thought you meant, you HATE getting cards that have the word "Holidays" on it and i was like eeekk...i think my cards say Happy Holidays!
    Happy Wednesday!

  2. I need to sit down and watch all my favorite Christmas movies!

  3. ha ha OH no, I dont mind getting Holiday cards I just don't like trying to find the perfect card that says, Christmas, it gets so frustrating!! Happy Wednesday!

  4. I can relate, it took me FOREVER to find a card I liked with Merry Christmas on it. I don't mind when people say/send Happy Holidays, but I prefer Merry Christmas as well :)

    Thanks for linking up!

  5. I love the comment about socks... when my grandmother passed away a few years ago I looked at my mom and said, well now who'll buy my socks. Grandma bought the BEST socks... but don't get me wrong, I miss her for other reasons than just that, but every year it isn't the same without the socks from her.

  6. Oh my goodness, I love getting socks too!

  7. Great movies!!!! You are REALLY talented!!!!

  8. Good for you, Lindsay. I don't send too any cards, but they have to say Merry Christmas for my Christan friends. I do buy Season's Greetings for my Muslim and secular friends. I am really picky about my cards. Sometimes I get Sancia to help me make potato print cards with just a heart on the front, or use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to make my potato prints. Oh, goodness, you got me going!!

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