Bonus Post:  A Fun Christmas Movie Party!

Bonus Post: A Fun Christmas Movie Party!

We’re having our friend’s kids over tonight (mommy and daddy have a work party) and so we’re going to lay out blankets on the floor and have a giant pseudo slumber party.  There will be pajamas and  popcorn and peppermint affogattos and… a fun new movie! I just got the movie “The Promise” in the mail and you guys, it’s SO great.  My kids loved the story and I loved the music and the pictures and the fact that my kids were learning about Jesus!  Anyway, if you’re looking for a great Christmas movie, I highly recommend it… and it’s not too late to order.  (Yay for Amazon Prime and two-day shipping!) Here’s the link to buy it: The Promise:  Birth of the...
Pintastic Christmas Day 10:  Christmas Tree Eggs & Toast

Pintastic Christmas Day 10: Christmas Tree Eggs & Toast

I made these for breakfast this morning, supermom that I am.  My kids LOVED them… they love fried eggs and toast as it is so adding the Christmas touch was superfun. What to do: Use a small cookie cutter to cut out Christmas shapes in your toast. Melt butter in a pan.  Put toast in. Crack eggs over hole, add salt and pepper. Wait 2-3 minutes, flip.  Christmas shape will be showing! Cook until egg is cooked to your liking....
Pintastic Christmas Day 9:  Grandma’s Cranberry Orange Bread

Pintastic Christmas Day 9: Grandma’s Cranberry Orange Bread

This bread totally reminds me of Christmases when I was a kid.  My grandma always made a few loaves of it and we had it at tea time with spicy Good Earth tea.  And so that’s how my kids and I shared it yesterday… and it was so delicious. What you need: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 cup butter 1 egg zest from 1 orange juice from 2 oranges (about 3/4 cup) 2 cups chopped fresh cranberries What to do: Mix dry ingredients. Whisk together egg, orange juice and zest. Mix together wet and dry ingredients. Fold in melted butter and cranberries. Pour into a buttered loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Slice and eat warm with hot...
Pintastic Christmas Day 8:  Homemade Gift Tags

Pintastic Christmas Day 8: Homemade Gift Tags

This year, I’m having my kids make our gift tags… aren’t they so cute?  Okay, so I did get a few that were slightly tacky (see here) but for the most part, they are really adorable. What you need: Blank gift cards (we got ours at Hobby Lobby) Ribbon Stickers Gold or silver markers What to do: Just put out the supplies and let your kids have at...
Pintastic Christmas Day 7:  Peppermint Affogatos

Pintastic Christmas Day 7: Peppermint Affogatos

Those of you who know me know that we eat VERY VERY healthy at our house.  Okay, so, sort of healthy.  I do try to serve healthy meals but I’m not above the occasional dessert.  And, when it comes to Peppermint Affogatos, I’m not above the more-than-occasional dessert. What you need: Peppermint ice cream Hot cocoa mugs What to do: Scoop ice cream into mugs Make hot chocolate according to directions. Pour hot cocoa over ice cream...
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