Monthly Archives: November 2013

Free Christmas Printables

Today I am sharing a collection of Christmas printables that I hope you will love as much as I do.

These Chalkboard Art Prints are really a great, fast way to do some wonderful, fast and easy holiday decorating.  These songs are everyone’s all time favorite Christmas carols.  There is a total of 8 prints in the two collections.  Pick the ones you want, save them to your computer, print them, frame them and enjoy!  so much FUN.  They come to us from A Cottage Market, a blog I recently found and have thoroughly enjoyed.  Stop by Andrea’s blog and say Hi.

This Christmas Subway Art really caught my eye.  It’s bright, cheerful, and says it all!  It’s just FUN!  Go say Hi to Katie at Smile Like You Mean It…..

 

Need tags, more art…..

check out all these gems from

Sassy Sites Blogspot

 

 

Hope you have fun….

Linda

Black Friday Shopping or Crafting, Decorating and Kid’s Crafts????

I vote for Crafting and Decorating…..even though my DD is in town for the holiday, so we use this time to get her the things she needs…..Christmas shopping will be almost done for her!!!!!!

YES!

Besides that…..I live for CYBER MONDAY….How about you?  Who does Black Friday and who does Cyber Monday?

Today I am kicking off a new series…..

25 DAYS TO A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

I will share fun things from the net, original ideas, recipes, crafts and whatever I can find!  Thanks for reading and

Have Fun!

This will kick off my new series and help keep the kids busy!

So find your way on over to woohome and get the kids busy…..Rock, Paper, Scissors…..nooooooo Glue, Paper, Paint and Scissors.  Have fun!

                                                                                                                

                                                                       Linda

Happy Thanksgiving…

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Decorations

Thanksgiving Holiday Decorations

First of all I would like to wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever!  As we go about our holiday preparations I want to take a minute to remind everyone to give thanks for your blessings.  I am thankful for my beautiful family,  my health, my job, and all of my wonderful friends.  Everyday that I wake up in this wonderful world I feel blessed to be able to enjoy another day.

I would like to share a picture of the beautiful wreath that hangs on the front door  of my mom’s house during the fall.  She made the wreath when we went to A.C. Moore for a wreath making class about 15 to 20 years ago.

Thanksgiving Wreath

Fall Wreath

 

Please join me as I will start a series this weekend that will lead up to the DIY Craft Ideas for the

25 Days to a Crafty Christmas 

Follow me for some fun….

                                                         Linda

 

 

 

Grandma’s Date Nut Bread! Another Family Favorite Recipe

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Date Nut Bread – Grandma’s Holiday Recipe

 This date nut bread also is a staple for our Holiday Table!  This family favorite recipe comes from my grandma again!  She was such a great cook, as all our grandmother’s are!  Mr CraftiLadi already had to eat some of the bread….I snuck a piece too!

YUMMY….so good.

I LOVE to bake, especially around the holidays.

 

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 c flour

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c sugar

Sift the above ingredients  together and

add 3/4 C ground walnuts, and 3/4 C chopped dates.

Now mix the ingredients  below together  and add to above.

  •  2 Tbsp shortening  (I use coconut o
  •  1 beaten egg
  • 1 C orange juice (you may need to add more)
Holiday Date Nut Bread Recipe Steps

Holiday date Nut Bread Recipe Steps

Bake in a loaf pan @ 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.  Cover the first 20 minutes.

We spread peanut butter and/or butter on each slice.I hope you enjoy this bread as much as my family does!

Please share you favorite family recipes in the comments,

                                                           Have a crafty day,

                                                          Linda

Grandma's Favorite Cranberry Apple Salad

Apple Cranberry Salad – an old Family Recipe

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It’s not Thanksgiving in my house unless there is my       grandmother’s Apple Cranberry Salad on the table.                         Since I was a little girl this has been a staple at our                      holiday table.  Grandma would make this dish to take                        to all the church functions as well as our family                           holiday dinners.

Ingredients:

  • Apple-Cranberry-Salad-Collage-150x1501 12oz bag of whole cranberries
  • 3 large apples
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 cup  walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar (or sweeten to taste)

Clean cranberries.  Cut up apples and oranges.   Grind up apples, oranges, cranberries and walnuts in a food processor.  Add 1 cup sugar and mix together.  If needed add more sugar to sweeten to taste.  This salad is like a relish consistency, and is best as it sits in the fridge and flavors blend together.  A friend told me this salad freezes well.  From my family table to yours….

Enjoy!                            

                                          Have a Crafty Day,

                                         Linda

 

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Decorating with printables has been very popular for quite a few years.  Print it, put it in a frame and instant Home Decor.  What could be easier?  Today I have collected some free Thanksgiving Printable Art from the net for last minute decorating!   So fill up your ink cartridges, just click the links  and get those printers going!

thanksgiving word artsmThanksgiving Subway Art Print

This Thanksgiving Subway Art Print is courtesy of

Snickety Things….Don’t you just love it!

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This Chalkboard Printable is from nestofposies-blog….

it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Somewhat Simple has a Thanksgiving Free Printable Roundup that aims to please…

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Have fun preparing for turkey day!  I hope you see something fun!

                                                                   Linda

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Bananas

Baked Pumpkin Banana OatmealI am always looking for creative , new, delicious recipes.  Baked oatmeal is the best!  Then add pumpkin…..and bananas!   Sooooo good, and healthy too!!!

I love fall recipes!  This will definitely become a favorite breakfast recipe in our house…..

I was looking for something different and came across this recipe for Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas from Gina at Skinnytaste.com   She has such great recipes….

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