Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "December, you’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree!!"
Our hop begins Lynne aka Her Craftiness which
may be found at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. The entire
line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all
theholidaze and craziness with decorating, shopping, wrapping, and
getting ready for Santa and I know you won’t want to miss a single stop
along the way! I know you wouldn't want to miss any of the cards,
lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:
Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Edwina ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Sandy ~ http://aworkingmomsjoy.blogspot.com
Laura - http://www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Blog Candy being offered this month is amachine-embroidered angel which
can be used as a bookmark or an early start todecorate your Christmas
Tree!!!! Winner gets to chose the color of her angel from pink, white,
ivory, or gold.
Write a Friend Month
December, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
1 Eat a Red Apple Day
4 Santas' List Day -we hope you are on the "Nice" list ~ Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day
6 St. Nicholas Day - Lynne
6 Mitten Tree Day - Lynne
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 International Children's Day
8 National Brownie Day ~ Jearise
9 Christmas Card Day ~ Sandy
12 Poinsettia Day Laura, Edwina
18 Bake Cookies Day- Edwina
19 Look for an Evergreen Day Sandy
20 Go Caroling Day Sandy
21 Humbug Day
21 National Flashlight Day
21 Look on the Bright Side Day
23 Festivus - Lynne
24 National Chocolate Day
25 Christmas Day -Laura,
26 Boxing Day
27 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
28 Card Playing Day
31 New Year's Eve
Santa's List Day - December 4th
I made these cards to send out to friends and family this year. I love this old world stamp. Santa doesn't have a list but he does have an arm full of toys.
I colored his suit with red chalk and the border and windowpane is a file I created a cut out in svg format. If you would like this file for the background and windowpane, please let me know in your comment and add your email address and I would be happy to send it to you. The background is embossed using my Big Shot. I used some Tim Holz distress ink on the windowpane.
National Brownie Day - December 8th
Last year I showed a brownie box I created and this year I made brownie using one of my favorite recipes. The problem is that we ate up the brownies and I forgot to take a picture but I'm still posting the recipe because it is so yummy!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, margarine (butter), vanilla and eggs, Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased square pan, 8x8x2 inches.
Bake until wooden pick inserted in center coumes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes; cool. Cut into about 2-inch squares. 16 brownies; 160 calories per brownie.
Taken from the Better Crocker's Cookbook; 1989 version.
I am last on the hop list so I will wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and may blessing abound in 2014.