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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Snowman Pieces, Candy Cane Seeds, and Reindeer Poop?!

Yes, Glitterinas,
I fed all those things to my grand~darlings!

Now, before you call Child Protective Services on me,
let me tell you a bit more.....


Merry Mix is a fun candy choice bar I set up for 
the grands on Christmas Eve.

Along with Grinch Snacks....


and Elf Treats....


.....the grands had fun filling their candy boats.


The round dining table in our kitchen was 
just the perfect size and height for this project.


The Elf Treat bowl contained gummy treats.

The Reindeer Noses bowl contained malted milk 
balls and large red hots (Rudolph's).

Candy cane seeds- soft peppermints

Reindeer Footprints- chocolate covered pretzels

Snowman Pieces- mini marshmallows

Reindeer Poop- chocolate covered raisins

Christmas Tree Seeds- salted almonds

Grinch Snacks- green M&Ms and green and 
white peppermints

Santa Cookies- Royal Danish butter cookies



Now, do you feel better about me feeding my precious 
grand~darlings Reindeer Poop?

Avery, the oldest grand, told me I could also call these 
little pieces "droppings".....

I told her I just like saying 
Reindeer Poop!

She laughed and said it was more fun to say!


Each bowl had a tiny, red cup to scoop 
up the treats in that bowl....



The grands tried guessing what would go into each bowl....


.....it was hard to wait!

Once each bowl was filled we talked about all the 
yummy goodies that awaited them.


They were so good to carefully use the little 
cup scoops!


Filling those little, polka dot bowls was fun!


I'll let each one share their personal mix with you....

Avery, our artist....


Emery, our doll lover.....


Hmmm, Emery does not have any 
Reindeer Poop 
in her bowl.

She wasn't taking any chances!



On the other hand, Hudson our Lego Guy, has lots 
of everything!


So how much of that candy do you think 
you can eat, Hudson?


ALL of it, Gigi!


They ate a little bit and then we had dinner.

I was glad that they actually ate their dinner.

After dinner, they hit the table again, just 
to top off their treats!



They had fun mixing their own candy treats 
at the Merry Mix table.

They had one more treat to enjoy after we 
opened our Christmas gifts.....


Gigi's elf showed up with some nice, decorated 
cookies.....he even tried one!


Yum!


The Merry Mix printables I used for this fun 
project can be found at the blog
"A Girl and A Glue Gun".

Hop on over and take a look at all 
the clever and fun things Kim 
shares on her blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by 
Pink Glitter today.....I appreciate 
you lovelies!


I hope you have a peaceful and calm 
beginning to this new year 
that we are coming up on 
very quickly!


Hugs and glitter,
Tammy


















Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas, Glitterinas!

I want to wish you and your families 
the warmest and happiest of holidays!

I so appreciate you following along 
with my thoughts and projects here 
at
Pink Glitter!

Your encouraging and thoughtful comments 
mean so much!



Merry Christmas from 
all the critters 
at Five Gables Farm, too!


Until next time,
Tammy

Monday, December 21, 2015

Bethlehem

Welcome to our 
Christmas home, Glitterinas!


A favorite decoration of our
youngest daughter is 
our 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
musical, animated 
Nativity.


The Wise Men and the shepherd follow 
the path that goes by the manger 
where they pause and 
turn to see 
Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


Traditional Christmas carols play.....


.....each time we turn 
on this Bethlehem scene.


My Mom and Dad bought this Nativity scene 
for my sweet sister who 
loved, 
loved, 
loved 
Christmas!


Sissy passed her Nativity scene onto 
our girls and we have enjoyed it!


The music from this Bethlehem scene 
kinda starts out our Christmas season.....



I hope you are having a terrific 
holiday season!


Hugs and holly,
Tammy




Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Snowy Little Tree

It's chilly here as winter arrives 
in Central Texas...... but no where 
close to having real snow!

That doesn't mean I can't have a 
little snow on some of my decorations.

I started with a lace table cloth draped 
over a window frame and my 
small, green trunk.


A small, snowy tree joined the 
vignette.


I like it standing on books....it's
a bit more stable.



Snowflakes, petite mirror balls and some 
jewels add just the right touch to 
this little cutie!






I started wrapping gifts and arranging them 
around this tree.

Our big tree has a choo choo train running 
around it.....so I wanted to put the gifts 
here by the fire place.





The addition of my short, red ladder 
proved to be the perfect place for a
few more gifts.


The soft reindeer sitting on the top rung
was a gift many, many years ago from 
Debbie,
 a sweet lady I was lucky enough 
to teach with.


I can hardly wait to take some 
Christmas pictures here with the 
grand~darlings.

I am checking many things off of 
my To-Do List....happy day!

I hope you are getting things checked off of
your list, too!

Thanks again for letting me share some of my 
Christmas with you......I hope you 
find something that inspires you!


Until next time,
Tammy











Friday, December 18, 2015

The Stockings Were Hung by the Nutcrackers With Care!

I am so glad you stopped by 
Pink Glitter 
today, Glitterinas!

Thank you!  I know you are busy and 
these days are just crazy.....

Today I am sharing my favorite 
Christmas decorations.

Our Christmas stockings

We have a mantel over our fireplace 
which is a great place for the 
stockings.


I have a set of stocking hangers that are 
silver snowflakes and they fit nicely here.

The issue I have every year is what to put 
on the mantel WITH the stockings.

I have tried greenery......it looked OK.....

I have tried Christmas-y Mary Engelbreit boxes.......
they looked OK.....

I have tried ribbon all twisted with red beads......
it looked OK.....



You get the picture, Glitterinas, don't you? 

Nothing looked so good that I loved it!


This year I am trying the collection of 
nutcrackers my Mom spent several vacations 
and shopping trips collecting.

The nutcrackers always had a special 
place....as their numbers grew they moved from 
a little table in the den to a larger table and finally 
all the way across the piano!

As I unpacked them and arranged them
 I felt giddy about how good 
they looked on the mantel.



Why hadn't I thought of this before?!?



I stacked some books along the length of the 
mantel to give some of the shorter, handsome guys 
a little height....



So, what do you think, Glitterinas, do 
these guys look good standing proudly on the mantel?



Next, came the snowflake stocking hangers and the 
stockings.

Four on one end.....


.....and four on the other!


A space in the middle for something 
I'll share next time.

Oh hooray.....I like it!

Not crowded....or too busy....


.....plenty of room for all these Christmas pretties!


Can you see the lace draped 
over the window frame at the bottom 
of the picture?

This is an idea I have for my little green trunk.


As the pumpkins rolled to be put away, I wanted 
to continue to use my green trunk 
for Christmas!

I'll share more next time, Glitterinas!



Until next time....

Tammy