December 17, 2009

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Aunt Gladys' Old Fashioned Fruit CakeMakes 4. Quarter pineapple rings, remove stem from figs. Cut dates crosswise and mix dates and raisins with 1/4 lb of the flour. Mix the rest of the flour with soda and spices.


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Pepper Jelly Cornbread CookiesA wonderful different cookie. If you are tired of the same old cookie, try this one. It is fabulous and people will ask you for recipe. Use red or green jelly or both for a Christmas look.



A decorative lighted welcome tin made from a recycled popcorn tin.

Lighted Welcome TinReuse those Christmas popcorn tins to welcome your holiday guests and place it by an entrance or anywhere to make them feel welcome and add holiday charm to your home.


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Use Bread Ties to Secure Christmas LightsI save my bread ties and have found one use for them. I use them to tie the Christmas lights to our fence. Merry Christmas!


red flowering kalachoe

Kalanchoe: A Festive Alternative to PoinsettiasOver the past few years, these happy little succulents have enjoyed a steady gain in popularity as houseplants and Christmas-flowering gift plants, and it's easy to see why.


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Cinnamon Sticks to Decorate PackagesI wrap up cinnamon sticks with plaid ribbon and use it on gifts along with the bows as an "extra" gift. I also use the cinnamon sticks as Christmas ornaments.


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Decorate Your Tree With PopcornInstead of stringing popcorn to hang on the tree, simply pop the corn and throw it in handfuls onto the tree. It will stick onto the branches and look like snow. Even the youngest of the family can participate.


Christmas tree felt wall hanging

Holiday Felt Wall HangingUsing only felt, buttons, and thread I hand sewed this Christmas wall hanging while watching TV at night!


ornaments hanging to dry

Use A Craft Line To Dry And Display OrnamentsSo after all these years of crafting and with my kids grown, I finally came up with an idea I could have used all along: my craft line. I asked my handy husband to attach a thin wire over my breakfast bar in the kitchen so I could allow my paper mache ornaments to dry.


Real Christmas Trees Are Green

Real Christmas Trees Are GreenNot everyone likes the idea of sacrificing a living tree for the sake of celebrating a holiday, but it doesn't change the fact that trees harvested for the Christmas tree industry are a renewable and sustainable resource.


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