Sunday, December 14, 2008

Moore Holiday Cheer!

Cookie Time!!!! My Little Kitchen Elf... busy at work.
Whah Lah!
The most Festive frosted Christmas Sugar Cookies!
Fluffy and Fabulous Frosted Sugar Cookies Recipe...
All you will need:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Here is what you do:

Beat your sugar and crisco then add eggs until blended well. In a seperate bowl, mix sour cream and baking soda then add to egg, sugar mixture. In another bowl combine flour and powder and add to mixture, the mixture will form a ball. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min. Frost.

My favorite frosting:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a little milk to texture

Mix softened butter with sugar add vanilla and milk little at a time to get the right frosting texture. Not to much or the frosting will be to running. Good Luck!

Time to feast! Time to write out the Christmas card...
Our Family Room is ready for St. Nick and the birthday of Jesus!
A beautiful Santa.
Little Santa... aka (Nolan), Santa... and Blake
in case you couldn't see the silly name tags.
We are so excited for Jesus's Birthday!
My Little Snow Angel... Thank you God for the Snow, sleds and
our little angel babies to enjoy it all!
A big day of Sledding with my boys. We love the SNOW!!!
Many Snow Covered Blessings!
Hugs, Dana

Monday, December 8, 2008

Spreading the Christmas Cheer with Our Children!

Like most children... Blake prefers to put all of the ornaments on the one branch. Don't touch the Poinsettia Nolan it's poison! Don't worry... this wasn't at my house.
The tree... Love the branch at the bottom? I just couldn't cut it, it is to funny,
and he houses most of the ornaments.
Seeing the look on Blake and Nolan's face when we plugged in the Christmas tree last night was enough to melt Doug and I hearts. They gaze up to the 10 foot beast of a tree with such wonder and delight. Blake is so fun this year.... he wants to help with all of the details of getting decorated for the birth of our Savior Jesus. We have decided this year to really try and make the house look festive using child friendly and child created decorations.
Blake and I made a 20some foot long chain out of construction paper. He loves to cut and glue so I thought this project would be a lot of fun for him and it was. He takes such pride in his work and all he kept saying is "I can't wait to surprise daddy... he will be so excited to see the biggest chain-saw ever in the world."
Okay, yes my child thinks it is a chain-saw... but oh well we had a blast putting it all together.
Hearing him laugh and the joy it brought him to have helped in the decorating is just magical.
All you need for this project is:
  1. Construction Paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue

4. A smile on your face... don't worry if you aren't starting with a smile,

I guarantee you will end with one.

Blake is really starting to enjoy the snow.
Another fun child friendly project is Making Snowflakes!
It is simple, easy for young children and fun.
All you need is:
  1. White paper
  2. scissors
  3. glue
  4. We sprinkled them with glitter for an added effect of elegance!

I hope you and your families are having fun this season. Keep the joy of the Christmas Spirit and remember that Christmas doesn't have to be stressful and overwhelming. It is about the birth of Jesus and spending time with all of God's children.
God Bless you all this holiday season!
Hugs, Dana

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Getting Ready for the Holidays

The Gift of Giving.
Giving to others is so much fun... I am a gifty type person. Working in the Gift Business for so many years really made me love giving gifts to the people I love. I love wrapping, ribbons, arrangements and fun toppers. The gift does not have to be expensive, you can wrap something simple like a candle up beautifully and it makes it all the more special.
Setting the pefect Table
Use the items you love for the holidays, add a little glitter and tinsel and you have a special table for the holidays.
Cozy Dining
I love to make my home warm and cozy for the holidays. It wasn't until a few years ago I started really decorating for the holidays. I just love the look on my boys face when they see twinkling lights and the festive accessories. Blake loves to help put out the decorations for the holidays with me... We cut out snowflakes and used glue and glitter last night for a
family fun project. I like to include him in some of the fun so that he has an
appreciation for beautiful things like I do.
God Bless you all this holiday season.
Hugs, Dana