Friday, December 19, 2014

cinnamon Gingerbread man ornaments DIY


This recipe is made with Apple sauce, glue and cinnamon powder and my special secret ingredient.
10 years ago I find this recipe in a Christmas book and this year I finally made it again. All the old ornaments are broken by the kids. This is my favorite Christmas ornament craft. This is also great to give as gifts. I make my own cute little designs on the gingerbread man.


I love the glue in the recipe. I think it keeps the ornaments last longer. 
Cinnamon and cloves Gingerbread man ornaments 

Makes 40 ornaments

4 cups ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup washable liquid white school glue
3 cups Apple sauce.
To decorate:
Tulip slick dimensional paint in red and white.
Ribbon of choice.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead until you get a smooth dough.
Wait 30 minutes when the dough is formed. It will make the ornaments smoother.


I use a rolling pin. I roll 2 cups of dough on cellophane wrap and cut the ornaments on it. You want the ornaments to be thick. They will flatten when dry. Cut with gingerbread cutter. Take the extra dough out around the ornaments. With a straw carefully make a whole for the ribbon. Do not place the whole too close to the edge or it will crack. Transfer by sliding the plastic and ornaments on a cookie sheet then to a surface away from kids hands to dry up to 4 days. If the ornaments start to lift up on the edges turn them on the other side. I use Tulip slick dimensional fabric paint in red and white to make the 3 D design on the gingerbread man. Add a ribbon.

This craft is really a must save. It makes my tree smell amazing and they are so darn cute! Great keepsakes.







Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Home tour


I finally got some pics to show you.  I still have some of my favorite pieces in boxes somewhere in the garage. I am getting to them little by little. Maybe not this year.


Shabby chic with a splash of red and green fireplace mantle decor.

Noel stockings hangers

 Favorite red, white and green stockings
Green, red with white flocked tree.

 I got this Santa sign at a dollar store few years ago.

The breakfast nook with my favorite toile vases. 

Cute red flowers in a burlap cover post.

My cute cats under the table
 My white dresser.
 Those little trees made of reclaimed wood is very trendy. It's a gift I got at my husband Christmas work party.
By the kitchen sink is my winter wonderland in Apothecary jars.

Christmas tree with little dog waiting at the mail box. The fake snow is powdered sugar.

 Winter tree and snowman.
I got this small jar snow globe with a snowman family. I am in Love!
Hope you enjoyed the small tour. I don't have a lot. 
Leave a link to yours if you have one.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Plaid Christmas porch decor and Home tour. Monday party is up!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

French Christmas red and white wreath DIY

This wreath is very easy, super stylish! I wanted to make a white and red wreath with a French flair to match my inside decor. The Home tour is coming Tuesday by the way...
I bought a ceiling medallion.

 Started painting whith red acrylic paint and a small brush the details.
I made a mixture of red glitter and modge podge and applied it on the top of the red paint when it was dry. I love the results. No messy glitter on your hands when you touch it and it has a gilded look.
Pretty red gingham bow and voila!
Merry Christmas!




Saturday, December 6, 2014

My boy won the State football Championship

He worked so hard! I am proud of him. Russ was his coach too. Let me tell you those 2 are obsessed with football and they are lucky that I love football too.
Congrats!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Kitten Foxy

We got another Kitten. He is a fluffy little creme boy with blue eyes and touches of peach. Super calm and sweet.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

My boy is 12!

 My boy is 12 now. He is really getting big and has changed physically this year. It's crazy to see him grow and becoming strong. 
 I got a cake from the bundt cakes store and added balloons. It's a football cake with his football team color.

Happy Bundtday! perfect for a football player. I was not given a free cake for this post. I just didn't have the time to cook and I love their cakes...There we go. Happy Birthday my cutie!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christ sign made with wood pallets

I made this beautiful Christ sign at Super Saturday at church with my girlfriends Melissa and Rachael. It reads: Christ is the center of our home, a guest at every meal, a silent listener to every conversation. I thought it would be a good idea to start Christmas time and decorating my new cute house with this sign. It is made of re purposed wood pallets, vinyl white words and grey flat paint. I don't know the name of the paint because I forgot it at church that day but it just matches my light grey walls and it is not a glossy paint or latex. It's an flat Acrylic from Hobby Lobby.  I didn't paint the back but even against the mirror you don't notice. Only in the pic. LOL
I started my Christmas tree. I have a super beautiful nativity scene but it's still in boxes somewhere in the garage. I am still unpacking. 
How do you bring Christ into your Christmas season?


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Our Thanksgiving tablescape

 We had a very good Thanksgiving. I cooked for 2 days pretty much and made the whole meal from scratch. I am sharing my table decor a little bit. Just very simple: A wreath with chunky candles. Linen tablecloth and black and cream toile tableware. How was your Thanksgiving?


Monday, December 1, 2014

Paper crafts and wreath for Christmas: It's a Monday link party

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