Saturday, November 23, 2013

{Post 1,287} Mantle 2013

If you've been reading very long, you know I recently painted the bricks around my fireplace.  I could barely wait for time to decorate for Christmas.  Here is my 2013 mantle.  I just finished moving the garland up on the top of it instead of hanging down in front and ADDED WHITE LIGHTS.  I love it.

Here's last year:

{Post 1,286} Christmas Decorations...Something New

Some new outdoor decorations.  Our front door is recessed.  I have had these lighted snowflakes for years and never had a good place to put them.  Here is Rachel (who I've had even longer than the snowflakes) modeling our new front door look.  I like how the colored lights are reflected in the side lights of the front door as well.

{Post 1,285} Turkeys

I love our Good News Club on Tuesdays.  Last week we were talking about our upcoming Thanksgiving week club.  I promised each of the kids I would bring them a turkey if they would come.  A lot of the kids skip that week because they are going out of town for the holiday.  Here are the turkeys I made them.

They are a double-stuffed Oreo dipped in almond bark, then edible eyeballs and a piece of candy corn for the beak.  The "feathers" are stuck in just as the almond bark is almost hard.  I waited too long on one batch and nearly smashed the point of the candy corn into oblivion.  I hope they like them.  Sugar dunked in sugar and decorated with sugar.  What is not to like?

Monday, November 18, 2013

{Post 1,284} Christmas Ornaments

Here are some ornaments I made tonight to sell at a Christian bookstore in town.  I am making 20 of them.  Mostly finished!