Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa Brunch

S o if you read my blog and don't let your kids believe in Santa, please don't be offended but I've had three instances this year where kindergarten-age kids have told my kids that Santa isn't real. It just kills me that one of them said it to my 3-year old. I totally understand if you don't want your children to believe in Santa for whatever reasons you might have but it is so frustrating for our family who chooses to let our children believe. Really, can't we just let them believe for as long as we can? I think if B and I chose the path that we weren't going to let our kids believe, we'd really stress to them that some kids DO believe and to not go and tell them otherwise. One child in my daughter's class actually said, "Santa is dead." I'm afraid to ask why that is a better belief to have than Santa exists. But I digress....

Anyway, after all of the discussions about the reality of Santa were over, my kiddos went and visited Santa's "co-worker." We had a lovely brunch with Santa and even got to visit with two reindeer.

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I 've been playing around with my camera. This time of year I see so many lovely Bokeh pictures online. Taking a bokeh picture is harder than you'd think--at least it was for me. Here is my attempt!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies!

I got the idea for these melted snowman sugar cookies from Smashed Peas and Carrots. Please visit and you'll find not only a lovely blog but an awesome tutorial and recipe for these snowmen.

My daughter did all of the decorating. It was a fun project for us! :)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I love this time of year!

I love all the holiday decor around our house! With everything so festive, it makes me want to bake and spend time with my family.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Craigslist Find

I purchased two old 50's style desks on Craigslist. The desks were dirt cheap and in a bit of bad shape. I almost questioned whether I wanted to take the task on but now I'm glad I did. I'm pleasantly surprised by the outcome and the kids LOVE their new desks. First I sanded and primed the desks on a drop cloth in the basement.

I then painted about three coats on the desks. And here they are!

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