Website Review – Get Them Gifts – Solution For Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping

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Ahh, the holidays are upon us once again!

I absolutely love doing website reviews…this is an excellent one. 🙂

 

 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? There are many people that gets things rolling very early and have all their gift giving complete and wrapped by now.

I wish I were one of these early birds that’s always one step ahead of all the rest.

There is an easy and hassle-free solution that I personally, just discovered! 🙂

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You can handle all your holiday shopping needs with just a few simple clicks online! Yes! You don’t have to be one of those that are found waiting in a long check-out line 1 or 2 days before Christmas.

However, there ARE SOME that follow tradition and does all their gift giving searches on Christmas Eve. That’s not me…I don’t have the patience for that! All the good stuff is picked over by then, and you probably wouldn’t find the perfect gift for that special person on your list!

I say, “Don’t Chance It!”

For all those that DON’T have that kind of patience, I discovered the perfect solution that can get all your shopping done while in the privacy of your own home. I love the idea of shopping online!

This gem of a gift-giving website has a smart, clever Gift Guide that houses endless categories for finding that specific gift that you just can’t seem to find. Be smart this year, avoid frustration and shop online. You’ll be glad you did! 🙂

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What happens on Christmas Eve usually? Children are often found snooping around when they can’t sleep from the holiday excitement! The living rooms all around the world are filled with the pitter patter of little feet, trying to get a glimpse of Santa!

Get Them Gifts has a special toy section that offers endless toys for all the special children and grandchildren on your list this year!

The owners of this site genuinely saw a need and created a simple solution for easy gift buying without all the HUMBUG!

Get your Gift Buying done early this year on Get Them Gifts!

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Our database is simple and effective. One page, one button, and endless results.

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Rabbit Cake

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From: The Simple Joys Of Grandparenting – Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes and More

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Here’s a fun cake to make for Easter or Anytime! 🙂

You Will Need:

Two round cake layers
Cutting board and knife
Vanilla frosting
Dried shredded coconut
Maraschino cherries

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One cake layer will be the rabbit’s face. This one doesn’t need to be cut. Cut the other layer into ears and bowtie (as shown above).

Put the pieces in place on a cutting board and frost. Dust with the dried coconut for “fur.” Cut a maraschino cherry in half for eyes. Use a knife to “draw” whiskers in the frosting. Frost the inside of the ears with pink frosting.

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10 Recycled Valentine’s Day Wreaths

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By Naomi Shaw

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Need some unique ideas for decorating your humble home? Here are 10 crafty ideas for making your own recycled Valentine’s Day wreath.

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1. Cardboard + Book Pages

Instead of buying a styrofoam wreath form from a crowded craft store, use reclaimed cardboard as the base and an old book from storage.

Trace a wreath on the cardboard using a plate to get that perfect circle; then cut it out.
Color the recycled book paper with crayon shades of pink and red. Use about 10-15 pages.
Hole punch the pages until you have hundreds of tiny colorful confetti-like dots.
Spread your glue evenly across the wreath form and scatter the confetti onto the glue.

2. Paper Curls Wreath

This spirited wreath can add a fresh burst of color to any front door. It’s so easy to make you can invite some friends over for a simple and fun wreath-making party.

Tightly wrap 6 inch strips of colored paper around a pencil to curl.
Glue the ends of each curl together to make a loop.
Hot-glue the paper loops to a foam wreath form until it’s covered.
Brush a liquid adhesive over the curls then add glitter for a glamorous touch.


3. Rags to Riches

Get rid of your dry cleaner hangers this Valentine’s Day. You can make fabric scraps from clothes you haven’t worn in ages.
Bend the wire hanger into a circle (or circle-like shape). Pinch the part that hangs twist it downwards so you can hang the wreath.
Cut as many 1 inch by 6 inch strips of fabric as you need to cover the hanger.
Tie each piece onto the wire hanger and scrunch them together so you can’t see the wire anymore.

4. Picture Frame Wreath

This unique wreath from Crafting a Green World, an eco-friendly craft blog, is sure to put a smile on any loved one’s face.
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Cut out four triangles from recycled paper and spell out the word “love;” one letter on each triangle.
Color each triangle pink and attach them to the twine using glue or tape.
Tape the twine across the empty frame so that your triangles hang.

5. Clothespin Wreath

You can clip pictures, notes, and Valentine’s Day cards to this wreath.
Take your clothespins apart to paint pink and white. This clever mom from craft blog Clean & Scentsible used a unique paper to create patterns.
Bend a wire clothes hanger into a heart shape.
Add clothespins and hang.

6. Converted Christmas Wreath

Turn any Christmas wreath into a Valentine’s Day wonder by adding red and pink embellishments.
Make flowers out of pink cupcake liners and attach with toothpicks.
Add some chocolate candy hearts that can be eaten later.
Remove any Christmas themed adornments.

7. Felt Rose Wreath

DIY enthusiast, Stacy Vaughn, wrote this detailed tutorial on how to make a gorgeous felt rose wreath. Below are the basics.
For the rose, cut a small piece of felt into a spiral; starting from the outside of the spiral start rolling the felt, then attach the last piece to the bottom.
Using craft glue instead of a glue gun to attach each rose can help you avoid those annoying hot-glue strings.

8. Heart-Shaped Rag Wreath

Similar to the rags to riches wreath mentioned above (#3), this wreath is in the shape of a heart. Just bend your wire hanger into a heart shape instead of a circle.

9. Paper Heart Wreath

You will need mini glue dots, a paper trimmer, ribbon, and a decorative patterned paper.
Cut the patterned paper into 2 inch by 11 inch strips and fold in half.
Use the glue dots on the edge of one of the strips; attach the other end to form a heart shape. Repeat until you have enough hearts for a wreath.
Attach hearts to form circle or oval shaped wreath.

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10. Sweater Wreath

You will need a few old sweaters, a pool noodle, glue gun, serrated knife, and packaging tape.
Cut your noodle in half, then tape the two ends together to make a V shape.
Cut the sleeves off your sweater, then cut them into even smaller pieces to make a striped pattern.
Pull the sweater pieces around the noodle and hot glue the pieces together.

Any of these wreaths would be great a for a crafting party or simply to hang beautifully on your front door.

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3 🙂 Naomi Shaw is a stay-at-home mom in Southern California. After being a stay-at-home mom for seven years she works full-time as a freelance writer. Naomi frequently collaborates with AllStoreDisplays. She enjoys blogging about DIY crafts and mommy tips providing insight, advice and more! She hopes you enjoy this article.

Merry Christmas and Prayers – Keep CHRIST In Christmas!

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Happy Holidays to you and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

Remember to spend quality time with family and friends, and that GIVING is better than receiving. 😉

 

 

May 2014 be a safe, healthy, prosperous and happy year for you all!!

 

 

Christ Born in a Stable

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Christ born in a stable is born in me
Christ accepted by shepherds accepts me
Christ receiving the wise men receives me
Christ revealed to the nations be revealed in me
Christ dwelling in Nazareth You dwell in me
Christ, grant that people may look at me
and see Your Presence. Amen

Family Christmas Prayer

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I think about my family, my relatives, the neighbors, people with whom we will spend this day. Dear Jesus, as I look at their faces and remember their stories, there are feelings of gratitude and some fear and anxiety. Thank you for these loved ones and please forgive me for the ways I have been less than accepting and loving. Please heal the wounds, division and conflicts that stand between us and help me to remember how dearly you love them. I only want to remember that you have come to save us all.

The Christmas Tree

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The Christmas tree probably originated from popular early medieval religious plays, “the Paradise Plays,” performed in churches and town squares of Europe during the Advent season. The plays told the story of the human race from the creation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Paradise till the Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. On stage during the play was a great tree hung with apples, symbolizing the Garden of Paradise. Soon people began the custom of putting a “paradise tree” laden with gifts and lighted with candles in their homes during the Christmas season to celebrate paradise regained through the coming of Christ.

Representing many things–the original tree of paradise, the life-giving tree of Christ’s cross, the tree John the Apostle saw in the Book of Revelations, “a tree of life, which yields twelve crops of fruit, one for each month of the year…for the healing of the nations”–our Christmas tree is rich in Christian symbolism.

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An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

Happy Holidays To You and Much More to Come Here on the Blog for 2014!!!! 🙂

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Festive Colored Porcelain Ramekins (A set of four brightly colored ramekins)

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Festive Colored Porcelain Ramekins – A Perfect Gift For The Holidays!

Brighten up your kitchen 🙂

 
 
 
 
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These are cute, they’re pretty, and will add a splash of color to any kitchen. But let me tell you what you’ll use them for. These ramekins make great:

* Baking dishes
* Serving dishes
* Condiment dishes
* Utility dishes
* Staging dishes for ingredients

Ramekin Recipes Ideas for Little Cakes and Individual Desserts

We sold thousands of these ramekins in January. We heard over and over:. “They’re pretty—what do you do with ramekins?”

They’re handy baking cups. Traditionally, they’re used for custards, crème brulee, and desserts. They’re great for fancy little cakes and cobblers. We have a recipe for a blueberry lemon crisp we were going to bake in these cups and just haven’t gotten that far. You can convert many desserts—like cobblers and crisps—into individual desserts baked in ramekins. Little chicken pot pies work in ramekins.

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There are hundreds of things you can bake with them. Use these classy porcelain ramekins in the oven for crème brulee, molten lava cakes, custards, soufflés, muffins, and desserts. You’ll find lots of uses for these pretty little porcelain dishes.

Give these as a gift or get them for yourself and add a splash of color to your kitchen.

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Happy Thanksgiving And a Prayer

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I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a great one with your families. 🙂

Take time to LOVE EACH OTHER!

 

 

 

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We’re slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I’d like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided
And bless each and every person invited

Amen!

–Scott Wesemann

From: – http://christianity.about.com/od/thanksgivingverses/a/thanksgivingpra.htm

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms and Grandmothers! 🙂

I hope you spend Mother’s Day with your mom doing something that she absolutely loves. Show her how much she means to you, and above all…

Tell your mom you love her!!

Below are a few quotes for Mother’s Day…enjoy! 😉

 

 

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~~ Abraham Lincoln

Mother’s Day is among the most appropriate to reflect on the true meaning of love. ~~ I Corinthians 13:4-7

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.” ~~ Kate Douglas Wiggin

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. ~~ Mildred B. Vermont

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” ~~ Jill Churchill

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~~ Author Unknown

‘The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.’ ~~ Honore de Balzac

Have an awesome day and show your Momma you care! 🙂

 

 

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Easter Pics

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Finally got the pics on here from Easter! Hope you enjoy.

My hubby BBQ’d, and it was a nice, peaceful day. 🙂

 

 

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Chef For The Day 🙂

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I hope you all had a FANTABULOUS Easter!! 🙂

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The Best Way to Color Easter Eggs – Monthly Food Column

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By Dennis Weaver From The Prepared Pantry

It’s fun to color Easter eggs. Pink and yellow and lavender eggs are part of the Easter tradition. And of course, kids love colors and you can now choose from 41 colors.

In this article, you’ll learn the best way to color eggs plus how to boil an egg and avoid the green on the yolk

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How to Dye Easter Eggs

1 Choose fresh eggs free from cracks.

2 Commercial egg producers coat their eggs with an oil to help seal them. Wash the eggs in a mild detergent to remove the oil and to let the color adhere more readily to the eggs.

3 Boil the eggs to the “hard boil” stage.

4 To one cup of hot water, add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, and the desired food coloring or dye. Be sure to get enough food coloring in the water to make it a darker shade than the desired shade for the eggs.

5 Dip the eggs in the colored solution until the desired shade is reached. For darker shades, let the eggs sit in the dye for up to two hours.

6 If the eggs are to be eaten, keep them refrigerated.

Use professional food color gels from Americolor, or equal. Professional gels are not expensive, they are nine times more concentrated so it takes a lot less, and the colors are brighter and prettier. Gels just make prettier eggs.

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Tip for blown eggs


If you are going to use blown eggs for Easter (those with the egg blown out through a hole in the end of the shell), color the eggs before blowing. If you blow the egg from the shell before dying, the empty, fragile shells will be difficult to immerse and handle in the dying water.

How to Boil an Egg so that is Perfectly Cooked

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Would you like to avoid that green coating on the yolks of your hardboiled eggs? You can do so if you time your cooking carefully. It’s a matter of temperature. Always use an egg timer.

1. Use only clean, fresh eggs. Discard eggs that are cracked.

2. Lay the eggs in a heavy saucepan, one layer deep.

3. Cover them with cold water just to cover the eggs.

4. Bring the water in the pan to a rapid boil.

5. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 14 minutes.

6. Remove the eggs from the pan and place them in ice water until they are cool enough to handle.

Colored egg timers are pretty amazing. There is a built in gauge that tells you how hard boiled your egg is. It takes the guess work out.

Dennis Weaver and his wife, Merri Ann, are the founders of The Prepared Pantry. Dennis is a baker and a writer. Dennis is the author of How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking.

He is a food columnist and has written articles for websites, newspapers, and magazines. You can follow Dennis and get his articles and recipes by subscribing to The Prepared Pantry’s newsletters or See What’s Cookin’, a log of recipes and methods from The Prepared Pantry’s test kitchens.

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