Where to Get Christmas Dinner To Go This Year

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Holidays are best celebrated at the table, enjoying delicious foods with those you love. Some people love the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, along with the adventure of getting everything to the table at just the right time. However, …

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50 Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, you don’t want to miss these cheap stocking stuffer ideas! Order today with Amazon Prime for fast delivery, or hit your local store for same-day pickup! Stocking stuffer gifts are a great idea for …

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Big Lots: 50% Off Christmas Clearance (already!)

Still have some Christmas decorating to do? Swing by your local Big Lots as they have Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments and trim, Christmas outdoor lighted decor, Christmas indoor decor and Christmas floral marked 50% off (a full week before Christmas!). I linked to …

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McLendons = Christmas Clearance at 75% off!

My pal Rachelle is back at it, scouting out awesome Christmas clearance finds! Yesterday she stopped in at her local (Tacoma-area) McLendon’s store and found that all in-stock Christmas merchandise was reduced to 75% off! This included lighted decor for …

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A surprise Christmas Gift

(Image credit) The guard passed her a package through her cell. “Came for you today…” The woman got up from her small bed, brushing her blond locks off of her face. She couldn’t remember the last time someone had sent …

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DIY Vintage Snowglobe Tutorial

Mason Jar Vintage Snow Globe Tutorial

For the past week, I’ve been revisiting traditional Christmas recipes and traditions. Today I have something slightly different in mind. Yes, it’s a Christmas craft!

I was watching a Rachael Ray segment last week where this guest she had on made snow globes. She made it sound pretty easy, so I decided to give it a whirl. I should mention here that I think I have a touch of an artsy/creative side, but I’m by no means a hard-core crafter. A visit to the craft store is maybe a once- or twice-yearly visit for me.

Here’s what you need:

  • Small jars (such as canning jars, or old food jars)
  • Glycerin (I found this at Michaels for $2.99 near where they sell cake stuff)
  • Glitter
  • Christmas miniatures or ornaments (after visiting SEVERAL stores, I found adorable Victorian-style Christmas miniatures at Joann’s for 70% off!)
  • Strong glue – I used gorilla glue
  • Newspapers or other material to protect your counters

In all sincerity, the trickiest part of this whole thing for me was assembling everything I’d need. I ended up buying some small canning jars at WinCo for this craft. But I found a few others in my fridge, too (their food contents were old and almost done with anyways). I was able to remove the sticky labels with hot water and an S.O.S. pad.

As mentioned above, I found these adorable miniatures at my Joann’s store. They were in a section where they had Christmas houses – I believe in art supplies? They were sold individually and were 70% off. That made the small figures about $1.49 each! The trees were a mere $0.41 each.

Next I decided which figure to place in which jar. This is where I could’ve planned a wee bit better. Some of my figures were too tall! Fortunately most of them were able to fit into one jar or the other. I noticed though that my trees were flaking a bit, so I opted to not use them in the snow globes. (I didn’t want them “shedding” in the water!)

At this point, my daughter was cracking me up. She was narrating for many of the figurines, exclaiming, “help! help! I’m trapped!” Never a dull moment.

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The Christmas Coupon Project: Part 13

Photo courtesy stock.xchng The Christmas Coupon Project is a 25-part story; one part each day through December. Head HERE for past installments. ************************* Chapter 13: Double your value, Double your fun “Excuse me…Beth?” Charles asked, leaning over Checkout Lane Nine. …

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The Christmas Coupon Project: Part 11

Photo courtesy stock.xchng The Christmas Coupon Project is a 25-part story; one part each day through December. Head HERE for past installments. **************** Chapter 11: A Lesson in Manners “Hey! So are you here all the time or what?” Charles asked, as …

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