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Thursday, December 26, 2013

A New Skin care Product That Is A Keeper!

When it comes to skincare our requirements change over time. With each decade there seems to be a new change in our skin.

Dry skin has always been a problem for me, but as I have aged I am finding it harder, and harder to find a product that makes a difference in my skin.
Until I found this new product…….

Dremu oil
You can find it HERE!

What it did for my skin:

I saw an immediate softening of lines and wrinkles. It was if they had been plumped up.

My skin looked more radiant and felt smoother.
At first I was skeptical, thinking it was all in my head. After several applications I was more than convinced.

My Mom was visiting so I had her try it. She is 82 so her wrinkles are a bit deeper than mine, but even she was amazed at how it plumped her wrinkles and fine lines. She ordered it!

Next my DIL who has gorgeous skin, but is just now seeing some signs of aging (trust me only she can see them), But after her trying it once she was equally amazed. She said it was like Botox in a bottle.

I kid you not this stuff is amazing. I tried a less expensive brand, and did not get the same results.

So I went to Dremu’s website, and ordered it. You can get it in three different sizes so you won’t have to invest too much money.

You can thank me later!!
This stuff is amazing!!

This post is my own personal opinion, I was not paid to write this post. I truly LOVE this product. I will only share products that are tried and true on my blog.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Minute-To-Win-It Game!


Family fun for everyone!!

I had so many people ask how we played this game so here it is........


You will need:

Thin stick like a yard stick
Paper tube, we used wrapping paper tube but a Paper towel tube would work on a table.
Plastic ornaments with hooks
Timer for a minute

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You will need:

Glitter Christmas pencils or candy cane
Large nuts
timer for a minute

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Takes a very steady hand!

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You will need:

A string to attach a pom pom
Red pom pom

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Be sure to put a nice big glob on the end of their noses.(It is pretty gross, but funny at the same time) To make it more difficult use less.

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Hang the red pom-pom in a door way, a needle and thread to attach it to string works great. We just usea tack on top of the door frame to hold it.

The object is to make the red pom-pom stick to your nose in a minute and it has to stay on your nose to the count of 5.

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Good Job! What a cute little reindeer!

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More Cute reindeer!

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The youngest reindeer of them all did it in 3  seconds!! YES!! We are all quite impressed…..


You will need:
Bag of marshmallows

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Object is to get as many marshmallows inside the bucket in a minute.

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We had so much fun playing these games and I promise your family will too. I got the idea from another blog, http://oncloud8.blogspot.com/2011/01/not-so-silent-night.html.

Wishing you and yours

a fun Christmas Eve!!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Sometimes Design Plans Can Change All On Their Own


It all started with a plan…..

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The decision was made last year even before 2012 Christmas was over. 

Jingle Bells would be the star performer, and cobalt blue and different shades of green would be the colors that would be added to my black and white, and blue and white base that I already have in my home.

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(pillow made by Ann Drake of Sutton Place Designs on Etsy) I added the silver jingle bell.

At the beginning of my planning stages I thought I would use the words from the song, Jingle Bells and Sleigh Bells ring, but my plan took on a life of its own. Read on to see what it became!………

I always start with my front door and this years door would not have a wreath on it, but something a bit different…….

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I decided to celebrate  Christmas past with the silhouettes of my three sons.

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All three at three different ages.

Next you will enter into my kitchen dining room area, this is where you will start to see the Jingle Bell become the main player…….

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Jingle Bell napkin rings are hung like tiny wreaths on my cupboard knobs. A silhouette and the letter, “P,” continues the theme from the entry.

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Black and white bakers twine holds a single bell hanging on the handle of a white pitcher.

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If you turn around you will see my dining room table where I have a black and white buffalo checked topper on my table with a sparkly mirror as a base for my arrangement.

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My Jingle Bell theme evolved into the bell on Polar Express with the saying, “The Bell still rings for all who truly BELIEVE.” 

I love it when the design takes on a life of it’s own and tells you what it wants to be.

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You are about to enter into my family room where you will see our Family memory tree, full of sweet ornaments from Christmas past and my 17ft long white mantel all decked out in cobalt blue, greenery and different hues of green.

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I used an outdoor gazing ball with lights inside in one corner of my mantel.

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We are working our way to the center where I hung a large fresh wreath on my mantel mirror……..

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I am not done with this yet, next you will see the addition that finished the look I was trying to achieve……

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We topped it off with the word, “BELIEVE!”

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Our tree full of memories!

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Packages all wrapped up and ready for my family.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013



It’s almost here and it is time to do the last minute details. 

I don’t know about you, but this is the time in the season I have Christmas piles……..

To Do List Pile

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Christmas minute to win-it pile

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Christmas Baking Pile

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Christmas Candy Pile

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Christmas Cooking Pile

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Apron, chicken stock, wait a minute, what are the pencils doing in this pile?

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Christmas Helper:
I try to keep my piles neat and organized by placing them on the dining room chairs or behind the dining table. They are out of the way and don’t look quite as messy that way.

I might have piles but by golly they are neat piles, LOL!!

Are you enjoying this part of the Christmas season?

I always feel like this is the best time. All the special last minute touches, trying to make it special for the people I love!

Now go Falalalaing, and enjoy every single minute!!

Remember we are such a blessed people to be able to celebrate the birth of Christ and to be able to buy gifts, bake cookies, decorate. Not everyone has this privilege!!