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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
I'm writing articles this weekend in between decorating the house for Christmas. When I woke up this morning everything was coated in a beautiful white snowfall. It's just what I needed for holiday inspiration! I decorated the blog, as you can see, with pretty graphics. I'm always giddy when I look through the old fashioned pictures and postcards images I've collected over the years. I love decorating the blog almost as much as decorating my home.
Today I also wanted to share links to some of my favorite articles on Old Fashioned Living. Over ten years of articles makes for a lot of holiday tips and recipes:) I've been making homemade candy, cookies and crafts for 25 years now. The articles below I wrote with tips and recipes for making your own homemade gifts from the kitchen. I've given these gifts to teachers, co-workers, friends, family and special guests that drop in at the holidays.
-Mixes for Tea, Chili and more...
-Gifts of Fudge
-Savory Treats and Mixes
-A Sandart Brownie Mix
-Tea and Beverage Mixes
-Homemade Candies from Nuts
-Homemade Candy Recipes
-Homemade Mixes for Coffee Lovers
-Bean Soup Mixes
-Cookie recipes including gingersnaps and pantry cookies,
which I've made for years and everyone loves them.
-Gifts for the Breakfast Lover-
Lastly I wanted to share a picture I took this morning of the snow covered pine tree in our front yard.
I hope you have a lovely weekend,
Posted by Brenda Jean Hyde at 3:43 PM