Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Rudolph Day

It's almost October Rudolph Day and that means we will be heading into the busy holiday season in full force. Take some time this Rudolph Day to "regroup" to develop a plan of action for the rest of the year. 
  • Outline the weeks you have ahead before Christmas and set some deadlines for completing your holiday tasks.
  • Take time to update your gift list and assess where you are.
  • Pull together your elf activities if you are doing those
  • Pencil in party dates (or set your date if you are having one)
  • Plan your Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, and Christmas Day menu
  • Pull together your shopping lists for baking
  • Gather any decorating plans and pick a day to make your house beautiful
  • Start wrapping if you haven't already!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gifts in a Jar: Patriotic

This part of my Friday Series: Gifts in a Jar will focus on Memorial Day and 4th of July. These are two weekend where family gatherings and barbeques and other events take place.


Here are some great jar candles that would look great on your patio or elsewhere as centerpieces or just to brighten up your surroundings. You can find the details on these at The Frugal Girls.

Your buffet table or picnic table will look great with some red, white, and blue jars!   Cute holders for your plastic wear!  Find the details on making these at It All Started With Paint.

 
How about this sweet way to make dessert. Red White and Blue cupcake jars!
 
 
Find this and other great ideas over at HGTV (along with some fun free printables)
 
 
Over at the Hostest with the Mostest you will find tons of food and drink ideas for celebrating the 4th!


Fun treat and party favor: Red, White, and Blue popcorn in a jar! See the directions and find the recipe for jello popcorn at Whipperberry 

My final Friday February Gifts in a Jar series post will give some ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! See you next Friday!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gifts in a Jar: Easter

Coming soon...Easter....and I hope around here SPRING....so tired of the cold and snow! This second post in my Friday series will be a round up of gifts in a jar ideas for Easter


Sweet Bunny Brownies Recipe and Printable: HERE

How abut these cute bunny jars you can fill with candy....repurpose some jars, pick up some dollar store bunnies and paint for a super cute project.

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You can find the step by step directions: LINK



 
Here's a sweet idea from My Own Labels
 
 
Pink jelly beans make cute bunny noses at Indulgy.com
 
 
And one last jar idea...this adorable peeps in a jar candle . These would work super sweet as a centerpiece of the table!  You can find the details at Confessions of a Plate Addict.
 
I'll be back next Friday with another part of the series. I found some many awesome Easter ones that I will put off 4th of July till next Friday!
 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Gifts in a Jar for Every Holiday

Welcome to my February Friday series Gifts in a Jar for Every Holiday. We all know how fun and inexpensive gifts in a jar can be for Christmas but what about for other holidays. I'm kicking off the series with some gifts in a jar ideas for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.  It's a round up from a lot of creative bloggers out there!


 The first is this cute M & M jar idea with printable label from Cincy Shopper.



I know Walmart has this Valentine's candy corn because my husband loves it. Here's a super cute label idea from Shaken Together.


This Pretty Pink Popcorn mix is certainly different and sounds yummy You can find the recipe at The Yummy Life.

It's never to early to start planning for St. Patrick's Day:

 
Super cute Rainbow in a Jar idea from Evermine blog
 
 
This one is skittles in a jar with "gold coins". Really cute as a teacher gift. This idea is from City Moms blog.
 
 
 
Lucky Charms St Pat's Cakes in a jar. You can find the recipe HERE.
 
I hope you enjoy these ideas. I'll be back next Friday with the next in the series which will focus on Easter and Memorial Day/Fourth of July!
 


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy Rudolph Day

Over at Magical Holiday Home you can read about the slant I am taking with Rudolph Day this year.

 
 
The posts at MHH will focus on defining what I want Christmas 2014 to look like and more importantly feel like. It will be a personal reflection on holiday traditions that may need to be dropped, or downsized or changed in some way. It will also be about making the things I "keep" more enjoyable!  I started thinking about this when I read the book I featured here: The Christmas Travelers. Sometimes holding on to things, or events or doing things the same way every year can be too confining. It's ok to "skip something" one year, or do something a little different. If you don't like it you can always go back to the old way!
 
I don't really want to repost the same thing here at Rudolph Ramblings because some people read both blogs and it would just seem a bit mundane!  Yet I want to approach my Rudolph Day posts a little differently. I love round ups and sharing things I find online (there are just so many good ideas) but I also know there are hundreds of bloggers doing just that (and some of them far better than I do). So I asked myself..."what can I post on Rudolph Day that will be different and yet truly mine/me?"
 
I have a vague idea in my head but it's not quite to the point yet where I want to commit to it or share it with you. Hopefully by February Rudolph Day I will have the idea fully developed and ready to roll out here at Rudolph's Ramblings.
 
My 2014 Word is CELEBRATE...I have a lot to celebrate and I'm excited to be sharing some of my more personal and hopefully meaningful thoughts and ideas with you. Happy Rudolph Day...may you open the jar and partake of some Christmas spirit!