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Microwave Snowmen???

I just love these little guys… or gals… depending on how you want to describe them… some with bows…some not

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I got this idea from orientaltrading.com/freefunsite-logo_228x112

I used to order from them for the after school programs I worked at… and way before that… just for my own kids… They have lots of party accessories and craft projects… and so reasonably priced…

I have lots… of nieces/nephews… great-niece/great-nephews… so I needed something fun, cheap and useable… In this case… eatable!… for a little Christmas hand-out

All you need is a printer… to print the paper Snowman cover… that you wrap around a bag of microwave popcorn

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It even has a greeting for TO: and FROM:… that says, “Popping by to wish you Happy Holidays”… Now isn’t that the neatest!…

The face of the Snowman is the cutest with his carrot nose and pink cheeks

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They suggested you use “Magic Gloves”2-Gloves-FINAL  for their toboggan… Which is a great idea… An extra little gift… but, I’m on a budget and have to do my own thing…

So I found these wonderful hand-knitted socks at the thrift store… Brand new… One pair making 6 toboggans for my little friends… Just cut them into 3rds… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA pull over the top of the bag after taping face around bag… fold up bottom to make hat…

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The toe becomes a toboggan automatically… and the others I tied with a piece of curly ribbon to make a tassel top… A piece of ribbon… curled a little…  becomes a scarf… and they are done!… I made 16 this morning in no time!…

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The cost was so minimal!

Paper…ink…printer…already had!… No cost! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Socks $1.45 per pair with my 25% discount on certain days… cost= $3.26 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2 boxes of microwave popcorn… $2.00 per box of 8 packages= $4.00 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Had leftover ribbon from wrapping presents… and of course scotch tape… so NO cost there!

So my 16 little gifts cost 45 cents each… Not too shabby!… and they are adorable!…

I think they will like them!

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Holiday Cheer!

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I had the nicest day today…

After going to swimming aerobics I went to a new friend’s house… I had met her at the YMCA… and was invited for lunch

What’s funny… as it goes sometimes… She lives not far from where we bought our first home…

She bought the house she lives in from her Dad… It’s a country home k1420223… Has been built on many times… over 100 years old

It is so comfortable with a quaint charm

She has decorated with all of her favorite Christmas decorations…

As you pull up the driveway that circles back out to the main road… You notice the pretty white lights  k8088704 in the shrubs… Red Bowed Wreaths on the windows and doors… Even way up on the second story windows k8640724 … Holiday decorations adorn the glassed in front porch… An antique white and red enamel table il_570xN_296511460 catches my eye… Decorated with one of her own homemade quilted spreads

Her pretty quilts k5639770 adorn almost every room… her collection of Snowmen… sitting there with funny little grins k10705009k10169465… some big… some small… over 100 easily… scattered throughout her kitchen… Sitting on what she calls a pie safe roadshow200505A01_00 … an older piece called a Hoosier Cabinet 99-4405_1G is covered with Snowman figures also…

Some are sitting under the cabinet with aprons on… flour containers and baker’s hats… Ready to give my friend a hand when she bakes her Christmas Cookies k5000305… Some are see-sawing up and down as I wind the little knob on the side…

A shelf is covered with little Snowmen that look like smores 7633208916_a0c3071302_s … Pretend graham crackerschocolate and cute faced marshmallow snowmen

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You would think it was Santa’s workshop k3651885 as you walked from room to room…

The living room area… has a pretty Christmas Tree... with snowflake lights muvKha6BKxGnhcz0YlNmOBw … The fireplace mantle x17100356 is decorated with a beautiful Nativity… camels…sheep…wise men…Mary and Joseph… and of course Baby Jesus in a manger..

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There’s mistletoe k0152434hung and greenery with red bows 356DE_EX0003N002_H… Pretty quilted table coverings made by her… are found here also… Pure Christmas Charm every where you looked…

She had the table set with a lovely poinsettia print tableclothk10960481 Cloth Christmas napkins and even Christmas themed dinnerware… The centerpiece was a pretty ornamented wreath atop one of her collectible cake stands 81AEJO-00000242-001

She had prepared creamy potato soup k3868559 … with grated cheese…bacon and chopped green onions for garnish if you wanted… an assortment of crackersk8967618 … and a  salad of fresh greens…red sliced onions…apple and pear slices…glazed pecans…with poppy-seed Dressing 00913394

It was so Yummy!…

To top it off… Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownies … and Butterscotch Brownies… for dessert… Hot coffee to complete a wonderful delicious lunch…

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It was just right!…

We wandered back into the living area after noticing the other tree in their bedroom… Not a tiny one… a tall one with pretty ornaments also k2719848

As we kept looking around more would catch your eye… The centerpiece on the coffee table… and little keepsakes k0175339 hanging here and there…

This is what I call a wonderful Pre-Christmas Day!… Enjoying a good meal… talking and learning more about each other… and going home with a smile on my face…

full of Holiday Cheer