Category: ’Teens’

Creating New Traditions

December 24th, 2010 by Dionna - 10 Comments

One of my most vivid Christmas memories (vivid because we repeated it for the first 30 or so years of my life) is this: We wake Christmas morning and run downstairs to the tree, which is overflowing with brightly wrapped packages, bedecked in glittery bows, sparkling with festive twine and…

Easy Homemade Gift Tutorial: Embroidered Hand

December 22nd, 2010 by Dionna - 12 Comments

It’s almost Christmas, but this handmade craft is a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or any special occasion. The project is easy, affordable, and should take you no more than one hour to complete. Embroidered Hand in 6(.5) Easy Steps 1) Gather your supplies. You’ll need: fabric (I…

Homemade Gingerbread Man Ornaments

December 6th, 2010 by Dionna - 5 Comments

We had so much fun making Christmas ornaments last year that we signed up for our local parenting group’s annual swap again. This year we made some fun gingerbread men; I got the pattern from elsie marley. Theses ornaments were not quick to make, but they were relatively easy. My…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

December 2nd, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

I am ashamed to admit that we made these as cookies for our local firefighters. Because they turned out a little flat (albeit delicious and a little bit healthier than the traditional CCC recipe),1 I used the rest of the dough and tried them as a “cookie brownie” or bar….

Non-Commercial Gift Giving Ideas

November 30th, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

My husband and I don’t buy a lot of stuff. We haven’t taken any of the official “buy nothing” or “buy only non-commercial” pledges, we just try to buy used, make do, make our own, and shop locally. It can be hard to keep to our shopping guidelines during Christmas….

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