Monday, December 20, 2010

Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest

For those of you who saw my check back message earlier I'm sorry. Chris, thanks for the official forgiveness.

Be Jolly by Golly  is hosted by Jen and Melissa.

As far as decorations go we usually decorate for Advent first with wreaths.  If I have young family members coming over I've been known to make pink and purple paper chains as well. (They can easily be replaced with green and red on Christmas Eve). We don't have children yet, but I've made a pie plate Advent wreath with my little nephew one year and we enjoyed that. You just buy the aluminum pie plate, three purple candles, one pink one, and one white one and arrange them nicely inside the pie plate. (The fat candles work better for this). Then you can buy either a wreath or evergreen garland, or whatever you want really from the dollar store or hobby lobby and decorate the outside of the pie plate. He really seemed to love this and it was a good way to teach him the prayers too. Usually, on Christmas Eve I would put up my tree but this year we don't have one. LOL.

I don't really do a lot of cooking for the holidays. We like to go somewhere really nice for Christmas brunnch (the kind of place we'd never be able to go to the rest of the year). But I do love puppy chow (you can find the recipe here). It's great for gift bags or just sitting out to munch on before the meal starts.


  1. Oooo, I copied that Puppy Chow recipe down--sounds easy and yummy, thanks! Love your Advent candles, very pretty.

  2. Awesome picture - it's all aglow! :) Merry Christmas!

  3. That puppy chow recipe is great! I've had it before, but never made it. Will have to get some made.

  4. Puppy chow? The name made me laugh but it sounds yum!

  5. Lovely wreath.

    Happy Christmas.


  6. I officially forgive you as well. Your wreath is awesome. Puppy chow! Sounds interesting. I'll have to go check to see what it is!

    Thank you so much for participating in our blog fest!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. hi! Thanks for your reassuring comment on my blog :-) ... Merry Christmas, and thanks for the puppy chow link. I've heard a lot of people rave about it, but have never tried it myself!