Friday, December 22, 2023

It's the Holiday Dare to Share!

It's Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

Well it's just a few days before Christmas, are you ready?  I am so not.  Today was my last day of work until early January, and  I am still fighting some kind of bug.  Most of my shopping is done, but NOTHING is wrapped.  I got my tree up just a few days ago.  The big family tree has lights on it, but the ornaments are still in the basement. They kids were supposed to put them on, but no one went to the basement to get them.  Maybe the ornaments will make in on the tree this weekend. 

We have been reorganizing the crawl space the last few months, and D had some trouble finding my box of usual ornaments.  After looking for a little bit, I decided to change it up and use some of gingerbread items on hand and make a big gingerbread tree.  Almost all of what I used are Dollar Tree items. It is in the corner of our dining room, and are still some boxes to put back away around it, so I did not get a full photo yet. 

I also finished my giant cupcake for the front porch last weekend. It was super easy to make.  I used a clear plastic round tray, and a can of expanding insulating foam for the frosting.  The cherry is a large Dollar Tree ornament.  The blue planter is also from the Dollar Tree Plus section.  I bought it last summer, and grew plants in it. Since the foam is on the plastic tray, I just laid it on top of the planter.  I can remove it from the planter whenever I am ready to grow plants again.  I will be making a few more cupcakes  next summer when the planters are in the stores. 

My blog post this week is a round up of our favorite reindeer recipes.   The Reindeer on Rye recipe pictured is from when my son shared recipes for Cooking with Kyle.  Also included in the round up are Reeses Cup Reindeer, Magic Reindeer Corn and more. 

If you have not had the chance to check out my Amazon Storefront or LTK store linked in my Instagram bio, I would love it if you went over and took a look.  I am sharing the fun finds I see at Target, Walmart, Kohl's and more.   In my Amazon store, I am adding a lot of gift, and stocking stuffer ideas. 

Well now that you know what I have been up to this week, I would love to see what you have been up to.  Link up and HAVE FUN! 



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for still hosting this time of the year. May you have a blessed and outstanding Christmas.
    I linked up this week with = 28+29. We will be honored if you share your links with us M-S at SeniorSalonPitStop again on Jan 8th. You will find it under BLOGGING.


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