Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 17

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s just another week of Advent Calendar fun. That went fast, didn’t it? πŸ€— Let’s make the most of the suspenseful daily Door-opening nail biter πŸ˜‰

Does this say β€˜mystery awaits’, or what? 😁

And what did we find? Another awesome DIY idea from the category β€˜Why didn’t I think of that?’ πŸ˜ƒ

Wilted, dried up chrysanthemums…we all have them, right? So…..

Ha…told ya! Snow spray and Christmas ornaments – a beautiful Holiday decoration created! 😍

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 16

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Day 16 already? 😳 I’m sure you have things to do! So, without further ado…let’s open Door #16 πŸ€—

And what did we find? Snowy pictures β˜ƒοΈ

After yesterday’s snow event I took my camera out, and took photos of everything that caught my eye 😊 Here are a few for your viewing pleasure…

An interesting snow-pattern on our patio 😍
Snow on a pine tree πŸŽ„ Is there anything more beautiful?
A beautiful, overgrown juniper bush
The birch tree in our yard 🀩

Now I let you go back to what you were doing 😁 I hope you enjoyed this little selection!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ₯‚

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 15

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Ready to open Door #15? Okay…here we go 🀩

Today’s surprise is a wonderful, heartwarming story about a little girl meeting β€˜Santa Claus’ 😍

If you would like to read the whole story, please click Here 😊

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸ€ΆπŸ»

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 14

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful weekend! 😊

Let’s take a peek behind Door #14, shall we?

We’re looking at the first major snow event – maybe πŸ™ƒ

So here’s a little outlook…I’m sure it doesn’t just happen like this in Kansas πŸ˜…

We’ll see! 😁

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 13

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today’s Door #13….

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…holds a delicious secret! 🀩

A recipe from my Cookie ~ Kitchen

Gingerbread Cutouts 

In the spirit of creating new traditions, hubby and I teamed up in the kitchen to bake some Gingerbread cookies. 😊

If you wanna bake along, here’s what you need, and need to do…

1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Molasses
2 tsp. ground Ginger
1-1/2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground Cloves
1/2 tsp. ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground Pepper
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c (1 stick) Butter, cut into pieces
1 large Egg, beaten
3-1/2 c all-purpose Flour
Frosting

1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will foam in the pan). Stir in butter until melted. With fork, stir in egg, the flour.

2.  On lightly floured surface, knead dough until thoroughly mixed. Divide dough in half; wrap half of dough and set aside.

3. Preheat oven to 325Β°F. With floured rolling pin, roll half of dough slightly thinner than 1/4″.

Hubby hard at work πŸ˜…

 

4. With floured 3 to 4 inch cookie cuters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible; reserve trimmings.

The fun continues πŸ˜‰

 

5. Place cookies, 1/2″ apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake cookies until edges begin to brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough and reserved trimmings.

6. When cookies are cool, decorate cookies as desired (we used vanilla frosting, colored with food dye).
Allow frosting to dry completely, about 1 hour. Store in tightly covered container up to 2 weeks.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

While ours don’t look very professional πŸ™ˆ they are definitely very colorful, and delicious 😁

 

Now go, and strap on that apron. Let me know how it went! 🀩

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

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Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 12

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Quick, open Door #12, I’m excited to tell you more about the surprise you’ll find there 🀩

Here they are…Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes 😍

I made a few of the little fellas, and am completely in love with these cute guys. 😊

Here’s one before the beard 😁

I found the pattern here . There you’ll not only find the easy-to-follow pattern, Lizz also talks about the history of these mischievous little gnomes. πŸ€“

If you like a smaller version of these cuties, check out Lizz’s blog . Today she walks us through an easy pattern for gnome ornaments. 😍

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 😊

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 11

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I’m very excited to open door #11 for you 😍

So, let’s do this…

Have you ever seen a home (or business) carved into a tree stump? Now you can say you have! πŸ˜‰

That’s a post office I would’ve loved to visit! 😊

If you’re interested in seeing some more like this, the Vintage Everyday Website* found quite a few β€˜tiny homes’ 🀠

I hope you enjoy browsing that site!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Before you go…just 2 more things

*1. I have no affiliation with this website.

2. I’m sorry for the belated post. I just noticed that the post landed in the draft folder yesterday, instead of being published. πŸ˜‘

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