Merry Christmas Eve!

christmas eve

 

Here is an easy and delicious hot cocoa recipe! Our family’s favorite. <3

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups (1 qt.) milk

1/3 cup hot water

Dash salt

1/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa

Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream (optional)

1/2 cup sugar

Directions

1. Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stirring constantly, heat to serving temperature. Do Not Boil.

2. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with rotary beater or whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired. Five 8-oz. servings.

Monday Moments ~ The Polar Express

Polar Express

 

This has been a favorite Christmas book of mine since I was a child. It is tradition in our household to read it every Christmas Eve.

The movie is also a love of mine. Everything about this story is magical!

Do you have a favorite holiday book to read with your children? Share with us!

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Tissue Paper Candle Holder

candleholder

Colored tissue paper

Pressed flowers or leaves (optional)

White school glue

Small plastic bowl or disposable container

Paintbrush

Glass jar

Markers

What You Do:

Give your child a few sheets of tissue paper and ask them to rip it into small pieces (2-3 inches).

In the small bowl or container, mix ½ cup of white glue with 1 ¼ cups of water. It should form a thin white solution. Give your child the paintbrush and have them cover a section of the jar with a thin coat of glue solution. Repeat, overlapping the tissue paper pieces, until the entire jar is covered. When the entire jar is covered, overlay a few pressed leaves or flowers (if you’re using them), and cover each with a thin coat of glue solution.

Place a battery powered votive candle inside your new hurricane and wrap it up! When the candle glows, it will illuminate the tissue paper and designs, allowing light to shine through them.

Baby’s Best Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza!

GiveawayGoodies

 

Sign up for your chance to win one of two awesome giveaways!  

Each basket is filled with goodies for either a baby boy or a baby girl. Each one contains over $500 worth of fabulous items for baby, and for you!

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Enter for your chance to win beginning this Monday morning at 7am (central time)! Giveaway will run until December 13th. Link to sign up will be given on Monday!

Until then, we’d LOVE for each of you to thank our wonderful donors who donated all of these fantastic items for this year’s giveaway! Please visit their social media pages, and show them some love. 
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