Original Elf on A Shelf Before It Was Popular

The Elf on A Shelf craze seems to be everywhere, but Santa’s little helper isn’t new. My grandmother gave me a small knee hugger elf to hang on the tree in the 1960’s, it is one of the few things Read More …

Do Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies Count as Christmas Cookies?

Easy Peanut Butter Kisses Cookie Recipe Starting in the beginning of December I start baking cookies, lots of cookies. Now Peanut Butter Kiss cookies don’t look like Christmas cookies, but they are one of my kids’ favorites, so they get made Read More …

M&M Christmas Pretzels, a Holiday Tradition

Countdown to Christmas: M&M Pretzels In addition to Christmas cookies, I also make Christmas pretzels, AND I do it the easy way. It used to be hard to find circle pretzels, but most groceries stores have them now during the Read More …

Christmas Music by Pentatonix: Mary Did You Know

Countdown to Christmas with Pentatonix It’s more Christmas music!!  It’s DAY 3 and I’m still on a Christmas music kick. For the past few weeks I have seen the video of  Mary Did You Know floating on Facebook, but like Read More …

Count Down To Christmas: USMC Christmas Tree Ornaments

It is now December 2nd, and day number two on my Count Down to Christmas. I love the holiday season and everything about it including Christmas carols, outdoor light displays, making candy, baking cookies, and especially my personalized Christmas tree Read More …

Cohen Christmas Version of Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen Christmas Hallelujah Welcome to my 25 day countdown to Christmas. I kick it off with Leonard Cohen Christmas version of Hallelujah and I hope I will be able to post every day during the month of December and Read More …

Terminal Lance: Dueling Knife Hands

My sons are United States Marines and get into a dueling knife hands during their leave in Nebraska. Read More …

Games on the 9th Day of Christmas

Simple games from your childhood are a part of Christmas traditions and are a part of creating memories for a lifetime. This year it was Mattels vintage game Tip It! Read More …

8th Day of Christmas

Throughout the season of Christmas we remember childhood treasures and traditions. Welcome the 8th day of Christmas. Read More …