Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Peppermint Sugar Scrubs



I'm getting an early start on Christmas with these Peppermint Sugar Scrubs.  I found the cute little jars at Dollar General.


Here's the recipe:

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil -softened but not melted
15 drops of peppermint essential oil

Mix all ingredients together then divide into two bowls.  Add red coloring to one bowl. I used red coloring for soap making and it worked fine.
Layer the colors in your jar.
These will keep for a couple of months with no problems.



Thursday, January 8, 2015

Looking for Rudolph Part One: Printables Roundup

January is actually a great time to look for free printables. Many of these were added during the crazy weeks of December, where we couldn't take on even one more thing.  Most importantly print or save them to your computer now because some may be time limited freebies!


These are a couple of years old but still as cute as can be. Game cards from The Mother Huddle.

 
Another cute game at Over The Big Moon
 
 
All the rage...chalkboard printables....frame them....hang them! They look super cute in white or red frames!  These are available at ArtseeFartsee.
 
 
Another sweet printable. In a red frame this will really pop!  I think it would look nice with a nativity display! You can find it at: Creating Eden
 
There are several colorful free printables over at SmileBox  I like that the colors are not traditional Christmas colors!
 
 
Happy printing....I'll be back next week with another round up of ideas!
 
 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Rudolph Days 2015

 

I'm going to base my 2015 Rudolph Day list (loosely) on my Great Pumpkin Day framework.

January 2015: Looking for Rudolph in all the Right Places (gathering ideas for 2105)

February 2015: Rudolph Love (make a Christmas/winter craft or d├ęcor item)

March 2015: Mistletoe and Merry Making: (Party planning 2015 holiday season)

April 2015: Merry Christmas Memories (work on Elf journal or other memory keepers)

May 2015: Holiday Nibbles and Drinks (gather recipes to use in 2015)

June 2015: Stocking Stuffer Hunt (go on a shopping spree to get stocking stuffers done early)

July 2015: Counting the Days (planning advent calendar, gifts etc, as I want to do something different this year)

August 2015: It's Only an Elf (planning elf activities and gathering supplies)

September 2015:  Weekly Challenges (set up weekly tasks/challenges for Sept-November to be ready early)

October 2015: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree (send out Save the Date cards for all events)

November 2015: Jingle Bell Kitchen (set up the kitchen for the holiday season)

December 2015: Celebrate the Day!

Each month I'll blog on Thursdays about the topic for that month's Rudolph Day...hopefully we will all keep on track!




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Happy Hour 2014

Tonight was the last Happy Hour for 2014. It was Chips, Dips, and Desserts. We also had a wine tasting!

 
Some of the wine dressed up as elves!
 
We got a mission and prop set today from the Twelve Day elves and so we had to have a photo shoot.
 
 
 
Some more of the group posing with the props.
 
 
Two of my besties!
 
 
I don't know if you can tell or not but that one prop is mistletoe!
 
 
What a crazy fun evening!
 
Can't believe that next week is Christmas!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Happy Hours


During the month of December I have been hosting Happy Hour at my house every Thursday.  The first week we had appetizers and drinks. The signature drink was Rudolph's Tipsy Sprtizer and it was yummy. The second week we did a Feliz Navidad dinner with Mexican food, of course! The signature drink was Merry Berry Christmas punch. The collage above is from the Feliz Navidad night!

Coming up on the 18th is a Dips, Chips, and Dessert night. That happy hour will be wine tasting and will feature a variety of wines!  The happy hours have been a bit of work but they have certainly made for a festive December.