Monday, November 23, 2009

Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Christmas Garland Made with Fresh Cranberries and Limes

String fresh cranberries and lime slices on dental floss to create a colorful garland for the Christmas tree.

What You Need:
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Fresh limes
  • Sharp knife
  • Large needle
  • Waxed dental floss

How to Make It:
  1. Wash the cranberries and the limes. Slice the limes into thin slices. Set aside.
  2. Thread the needle with the floss.
  3. Secure the first cranberry on the floss by putting the needle through the cranberry twice, then making a knot in the floss. Continue threading the cranberries and limes until desired length is achieved.
  4. Tie a knot at the end, leaving at least 12 inches of floss for tying to the tree.

Note: Cranberries and limes will stay fresh looking for days and then will dry nicely on the tree for up to three weeks.

I really want to make a memory for my kids and share some LOVE this Holiday Season.  It has been a couple of years since we did not have major drama at the Holidays.  Hopefully this year we will have a mellow Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

When we lost our home, we lost all our holiday decorations and our little lit tree.  This year my mom is loaning us a 4 foot table top tree.  We have a nice little nook with a mirrored background that we can place the tree into.  We have no decorations so I decided the kids and I will make them.  I found this Cranberry and Lime Garland and I think we will make this on Thanksgiving.  I will post pics and you can see the progress of our Holiday Decor in the making!

I have been down with the sickness the past few days and I have NO energy.  I feel like I have been steamrolled and can hardly move.  My eyes are blurry and my head is pounding which does not make make for a very good photo editing experience.  I have a couple photo shoots to edit and need to get back to feeling myself!

I took a 3 hour rest today and had to get up only because the noise level in our tiny apartment home was growing louder and louder.  I was curious as to why everyone in the house was making SO much NOISE.  So, I got up to find out that my some kind of wicked force has taken over my children and has made them all bicker and fight.  Just when I need them to be lovely well behaved kids - they choose to lose their ever loving minds!  Nice.

Thankfully my husband is making a meatloaf that my friend Trudi gave us.  He is making baked potatoes and biscuits to go along with it.  Thank goodness!  I have no energy to cook for this always hungry troop of guys!

I pray that I will be well by Wednesday as that is the day the little guys have their Thanksgiving Feasts at school.  I would love to go and take photos.  I'll keep you posted!

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