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    A Christmas Greeting Video

    By Cathy on December 15, 2009
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    This year, we are sending our Christmas card via blog express because we wanted to be able to share it with you in video form. This past summer, we acquired a rescue pup, Neville, whose genealogy is rather vague. One of the interesting things he likes to do is to lie down under the piano while Margaret is practicing, and

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    Advent Wreath Candle Catch-up

    By Cathy on December 14, 2009
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    We finally had time to find some candles for our advent wreath.  And since we were already well into the second week of Advent, I had to do my annual advent wreath candle catch-up, which is to say that we burn one candle for two dinners, then two candles for two more dinners, so that the candles will all be

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    Our Five Star Favorites: Ellen Loves Peppermint Puffs

    By Ellen Heck on December 10, 2009
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    Well, they look mighty festive and wintry, and I wish I could say that I only indulge around Christmas time, but Walgreens sells these Red Bird Peppermint Puffs year-round, and if it weren’t for the acute sugar-induced tooth-ache that too many of these amazing candies can bring on, I would be able to use the large plastic tubs in which

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    DIY Project #8: Salt Dough Ornaments

    By Ellen Heck on December 7, 2009
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    This easy, sticky craft project can be immensely satisfying for all ages.  It’s a great way to make personal gifts (putting together custom pet-shaped ornaments can be a sweet idea) and a wonderful excuse to get your hands dirty. I remember loving this as a child, and the semi-nautical scent of the salt dough itself brings back happy memories. Here’s

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    Salt Dough Ornaments Through the Years

    By Cathy on December 5, 2009
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    For many Christmases, we made dough ornaments every year.  We haven’t made them in awhile, but every year, we get to relive our dough days.  We giggle about some of our early attempts and tell Margaret some of the stories surrounding them, since she was too little to remember.  For example, the dough ornament to the left is a dough

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