Monthly Archives: December 2013

Makin’ Babies

This project is cheap, fun, and easy. Plus the kids love it!! We do this fun lil diddy around Christmas to make a baby Jesus. All you need is:
1. Rice
2. Sock
3. Suntan colored knee high
4. Rubber bands
5. Sharpies
6. Dishcloth
7. Twine/ribbon (optional)
8. Tiny rubber bands (optional)
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First fill the sock with rice TOE DOWN. Fill the sock up with rice until the “foot part” of the sock meets the “ankle part”.

Now you need to tie a knot. Next get a sharpie and draw a face on your rice baby. Grab a knee high and insert the rice filled sock TOE DOWN into the knee high. This will give the sock a flesh tone effect. Now make a “head” for the rice baby and rubber band the doll at the neck area. Next grab the scissors and cut off the material at the bottom of the sock. Cut off the material a little past the knot. Once you are done cutting, take the sock material and turn it into a hat for the rice baby. You can grab a tiny rubber band and rubber band the tip of the leftover sock to give it the look of a tiny beanie. Next take a washcloth and use that as a blankie for the doll. A piece of ribbon/yarn can be used to tie the washcloth together! Enjoy!!!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

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Before I turn over this recipe, I want to forewarn you; that you will crave this chocolatey goodness. This drink will throw a party in your mouth, and you will come back for more. Even if your one of those cooks that create your own recipes off others, this is a good base to start. Let’s get to it:

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup white sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/3 cup boiling water
4 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 and 1/2
Marshmallows
Allspice/Nutmeg

What I do is combine the cocoa, sugar, and salt into a saucepan. I then boil my water in the measuring cup in the microwave. Once the water is boiling I pour the water directly into the saucepan. I start stirring with a wooden spoon. Now, I turn my burner onto a low setting that will create a simmer for my hot chocolate. Once I’ve mixed the cocoa mixture together I add my milk and vanilla. Just keep stirring and you will have homemade hot chocolate before you know it! I throw marshmallows at the bottom of my cup, fill ‘er up, dash a bit of allspice on top, and sit down to enjoy!

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Punch Your Superstitions In The Face

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Buttcracker or Nutcracker

So far this holiday season autocorrect has been quite hilarious within my communications. The program decided to change “Nutcracker” to “Buttcracker”, in an email I sent out to a group of parents…..lovely. Then, in a conversation piece with my Mother via text, auto correct changed “dock” to “dick”! Not a word I ever want to say to my Mom especially when I’m referring to a gift for my Father!!! All I was trying to do was make a decision between an iPhone docking station or a piece of jewelry for my Dad, and needed my Momma’s input. Definitely NOT trying to decide what dick to buy! Who knows what autocorrect will change next. I will say it definitely keeps me on my toes when it comes to proof reading. Happy holidays y’all!

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