Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 21

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

The countdown to Christmas is coming to an end. Hopefully all the gifts are bought and wrapped, meals planned, visiting relatives in place ๐Ÿ˜‰. And since laughter is the best Stress relief I thought I combine the calendar post with the โ€˜Weekend Chuckleโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜

So letโ€™s open the door to some smiles…

Now, sit back and relax ๐Ÿค 

*walked ๐Ÿ˜‰
Every single time ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thatโ€™s all I got for today ๐Ÿค—

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 15

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Ready to open Door #15? Okay…here we go ๐Ÿคฉ

Todayโ€™s surprise is a wonderful, heartwarming story about a little girl meeting โ€˜Santa Clausโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜

If you would like to read the whole story, please click Here ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 13

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Today’s Door #13….

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…holds a delicious secret! ๐Ÿคฉ

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 325ยฐF. With floured rolling pin, roll half of dough slightly thinner than 1/4″.

Hubby hard at work ๐Ÿ˜…

 

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

The fun continues ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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 ๐Ÿ™ˆ they are definitely very colorful, and delicious ๐Ÿ˜

 

Now go, and strap on that apron. Let me know how it went! ๐Ÿคฉ

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

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Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 9

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I already peeked behind Door #9, so I can tell you youโ€™re gonna love it ๐Ÿ˜Š

But, first things first – the door

So…here it is – A beautiful Christmas story ๐Ÿฅฐ

Itโ€™s a wonderful, heartwarming story, and one of my favorite books! If you would like to know more about it, please check Here*

I hope you enjoy this book! Please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

* I have no affiliation with the author or any book dealer.

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 7

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

So…the last craft show is a (successful) wrap ๐Ÿ˜Š

Time to open door #7 for ya ๐Ÿ˜

Decorating Goals! โค๏ธ

Itโ€™s a beautiful Gaelic blessing ๐Ÿ’š

I wish you all that on top of a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 4

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Isnโ€™t this door beautifully inviting? ๐Ÿ˜ Letโ€™s open it, and see what surprise is waiting for you today…

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A beautiful craft idea ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

What a fantastic and easy way to make your home feel Christmas-y ๐Ÿ˜

This one is already on my to-do list!

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 3

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Oh my, where did the day go? ๐Ÿ˜ณ I was so busy getting ready for the Leavenworth Christmas Market (happening this Saturday), that I almost forgot to open door #3 for ya ๐Ÿ™ˆ

So, without further ado…letโ€™s take a peek

What did we find?

A lovely idea for your home – โ€˜Floating Ornamentsโ€™

I made this yesterday ๐Ÿ˜Š

For more ideas and (basic) instructions – click here

Have fun making your very own…as you can see the possibilities are endless ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! ๐Ÿ’•

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