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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 27 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 25th by Operation $40K 
There are a lot of people that are forgotten during the holidays...they are not part of someone's "A" list and usually end up alone. You might not know their story, you might think they have somewhere to go,
you might not realize that the empty chair at your holiday table could have been the richest gift you could share this holiday season...your fellowship. 
Check out my post and make sure
you enter the giveaway for a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card.

Blessings to you and your family!
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Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th,
with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways!
Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners.
Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day.
By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter
each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Monday, December 24, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 26 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 24th by Tots and Me
It is very important to me to teach the children the true meaning of the Christmas holiday. There are so many traditions surrounding Christmas and I want to make sure the ones we choose to share with our children are meaningful and focused on the birth of Jesus. One tradition I used to love growing up was that my mother would put candy canes on the tree for Christmas morning while we slept. Of course, we thought it was Santa Claus when he brought the presents. Though we don't put up a tree or teach our children about Santa Claus, I still love to give the children real peppermint candy canes. I didn't realize growing up (and I don't think my mother did either) that their is a Legend surrounding the Candy Cane. Though I am sure this is just a story, I love that it focuses on Jesus.


Please stop by Tots and Me to learn of the Legend of the Candy Cane and how we include candy canes in our Christmas Celebration. While you're there enter to win today's giveaway!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 25 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

December 23rd

     Aren't you excited?!  It is almost Christmas!!  Well, today's featured post and giveaway is being held at 3Ps in a Pod. The featured giveaway is a fun, retro game system featuring 12 Pac Man and Pac Man related games!  We also have a special featured post is about some easy and clever ways to wrap beautiful  Christmas gifts ~ And who doesn't love the look of all the gifts neatly wrapped under the tree?
     Well, Alyson has put together a terrific set of ideas using items you probably already have, right in your own home. The beautiful package pictured above is just one of the simple yet appealing ideas offered! 
To check out the whole post and enter today's fun-filled giveaway, go here
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Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 24 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Post of the Day - Dec. 22th
by Mama Papa Barn
Photo from Food.com
Have you ever thought about what other cultures and nations consume during the holidays? Well, you are going to learn about how ¤Guyanese¤ celebrate the holidays through food! Get the tasty bits here!

Friday, December 21, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 23 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!
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Today Sweeping The USA is giving away an Electric Stainless Steel Fondue Pot!! Mmmmm fondue......Go HERE for your chance today!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 22 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 20th by Asha Butterflys 

 
During the christmas holiday it is a big thing for are family. Ever since i was a young child my mother always made the holidays so special decorating the house, making cookies and treats. Now, that I am older I am doing the same thing. Making the holidays bright and cheery.

For this holiday season and part of the
25 Days of Chistmas
I am going to making it special .
 
A Gift Purse Bag filled with
Flora :: The Garden Gucci Perfum,
Jewery and a few other goodies.
 
25 Days of Christmas Giveaway of the Day!
Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th,
with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways!
Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners.
Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day.
By clicking on the daily link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter
each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 21 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas


     Today's featured post and giveaway is over at An Ordinary Housewife. The featured giveaway is for a Nielson-Massey Vanilla Flavorings and cookbook and the featured post is about last minute Christmas gifts from things you probably already have on hand.
     After all, who wants to go out in the Christmas rush for some random item? So she has compiled a list of gifts you can make that you probably already have materials for.
     The bath salt pictured above is just one of the suggestions offered! To check out the whole post and enter today's fabulous giveaway, go here!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 20 - Popcorn and Cranberries #25DaysXmas #Giveaway

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 27th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!
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My family has had our share of Christmases where we didn't have a lot of money. In order to make the season brighter and more magical, we have created a few traditions that we hold dear. One of them is having homemade ornaments on our trees. Our Christmas trees are covered from top to bottom with mostly handmade items that range from twisted pipe cleaners that look like candy canes to extremely elaborate cross stitched pieces. To round out our homemade feel, every year we string popcorn and cranberries by hand to wrap around the tree.

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Image borrowed from http://www.ehow.com/how_8060303_keep-cranberry-popcorn-garland-fresh.html


The image above is one way to string popcorn and cranberry garlands. I have learned from searching through the internet that the way that my family does it is rather unique. I think most people prefer not to have a very cluttered Christmas tree, where we pack as much on it as possible. It's like a time capsule for however many years our ornaments have survived. It turns out that a lot of people create fancy patterns by spreading out the popcorn with cranberries, but we string them separately.

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Image borrowed from
http://www.dollyduo.com/supplies.htm
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Image borrowed from
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-clothing-buttons-image14400030
We use thin and extra long doll needles and quilting thread. I am normally the one threading the needles because my eyesight is better than everyone else. I use a double string method where I stretch the thread to my arm span, put the needle on the thread, and stretch the thread to my arm span a second time. Then I cut the thread and tie the two ends to large buttons. This allows the needle not move on the thread and keeps the knot in the thread from ruining the popcorn or cranberries. The buttons keep the popcorn and cranberries on the actual thread.

We always start with stringing the cranberries. They are easier to string and they are heavier. We string our cranberries all on one string (meaning no popcorn on the string), which I suppose makes it cost a little more. It takes a lot of bags of cranberries to cover the whole tree and that varies by how close you wrap it around the tree and how big the tree is.

A note about the popcorn, the popcorn cannot be fresh and you really can't use the kind that is popped in the microwave. Microwave popcorn tends to have butter on it which makes it slick and hard to stab a needle through. You *will* stab yourself a few times with the needle if you use fresh popcorn or buttered popcorn. It will fall apart in your fingers if it is fresh. That said, depending on where you live, the time it takes for your popcorn to get just stale enough to string and not so stale that a needle won't go through it will vary by temperatures and humidity. We normally pop ours the night before and leave it in the garage in a paper bag over night. The next night, all the women in the family get together for wine, crackers, Christmas music, and stringing.

It the end, we have our tree with strings of lights, cranberries, popcorn, and an aluminum foil chain (in that order). After that, we put the ornaments on the tree. Below is last year's Christmas tree. It's not a close up, but you can see our garlands on it.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 19 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 17th by Parga's Junkyard
Have you planned your Christmas or Christmas Eve Dinner yet? For Christmas Eve I usually like to plan something easy to prepare, like Taco's! Check out my Menu ideas and recipes for Christmas Eve 2012 at the Junkyard HERE! While you are there make sure to enter today's 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway of the Day!
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Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th,
with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways!
Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners.
Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day.
By clicking on the daily link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter
each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 18 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

The Christmas Tree is probably the most iconic image of Christmas. Every year millions of people all in the United States, Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world either dig out that dusty old faux tree, cut down a fresh one, and sometimes even invent their own! I remember my Grandma Ann did a different theme every year...one year she just had 2 columns of faux white pine leaves with all pink tinsel and ornaments. Throughout the years she had many different themes, some good and some outlandish...but always full of Christmas cheer. I scoured the Internet to bring you some of the best in show, worst in show, and everything in between...of Christmas trees. Get inspired or see what not to do!

Link to Entire Post (i.e. today's giveaway link!): http://danisuedreams.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-trees-good-bad-ugly-huh.html

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 17 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

As you may know From November 29th to December 25th, A very generous group of bloggers and Their sponsors are having a Giveaway a day. Each Giveaway will last a week and be accompanied by some great ideas for Christmas. Click HERE to read about some Great Family Friendly Christmas Movies to watch with the family. Some of the other bloggers are posting easy to make Christmas gift ideas, Recipes and more. I, Simply Raising 8, will be having a giveaway for The Three Gifts Book by Daris Howard so be sure to click and stop by. (You can read the book review HERE)

Friday, December 14, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 16 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Post of the Day - Dec. 14th
Photo from Skogsviola
Have you ever thought about how other cultures celebrate the holiday season? Are you a  multi-cultural family who observes different traditions? Well, you are about to find out about three uniquely Swedish traditions, all starting with the letter 'L'! 
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 15 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 13th by Couponing with Boys

I can remember being probably 3 or 4 (or maybe I've just heard this story so many times that I *think* I remember this) and making Kolachki with my grandmother & mom. Kolachki's are a Slovak Nut Roll that we made every Christmas. usually to eat on Christmas morning, but we've also made them to have as breakfast on Thanksgiving too. So, I'm sharing the recipe that my Grandmother Dorothy used for these tasty, nutty rolls so you can share with your families!

There are so many different recipes for these traditional Nut Rolls, and many filling variations including Poppy Seed and Jelly! Here at Identity Discovery, I am all for the Poppy seed! Yum! Head over and check out this fantastic Christmas recipe. While you're there enter to win today's giveaway!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 14 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

 
Blogshare Teaser - December 12 by Rockin Rebel Deals
 
My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas candy with my dad and passing out goodie baskets to my friends.  Click HERE to see my Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.
 
While you're there, be sure to enter the Biblical Beauty Book giveaway.
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Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 13 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!
 



     Welcome to day 13 of the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare. Today's post and giveaway will be by our co-host, An Ordinary Housewife, where she shares a few ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments. These ornaments are fun and kid friendly. Today's giveaway is for the book, "Scented Adventures of the Bouquet Sisters in Fairyland." I hope you will check out the post and maybe enter to win a great prize! You can view the whole post here.

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Monday, December 10, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 12 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

December 10th, 2012 
During the Christmas holidays, I make a ton of candy! My all time favorite is for Pecan Brittle.  I love the rich buttery flavor of Pecan Brittle and I'll be sharing my recipe for this brittle during the 25 Days of Christmas Event! So come over and visit me on December 10th and I'll be sharing this awesome recipe! 
We will be giving away a Soylicious Melter and 2 Melter Gems of your choice! To see all the choices you will have, visit Soylicious!  Each package of melter gems contains a ring worth anywhere from $10-$1000! And One Candle of your choice!  ARV-$86 We have a fantastic range of scents to choose from and a huge variety of melters! Wouldn't someone on your gift list LOVE these for Christmas?

Enter today's giveaway here.

Merry Christmas!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th,
with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways!
Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners.
Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day.
By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form
to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 11 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Blog share Post of the Day - Dec. 8th
By Register Cents
Christmas is around the corner and that means lots of delicious food. I remember waking up on Christmas morning to my mom and older sisters in the kitchen starting our feast. The counters were full of every appliance imaginable. I could never figure out exactly what the need was for all of these machines but they helped to create this fabulous feast. The one machine that caught my attention most was this processor. It was amazing to watch this machine take on all sorts of task from chopping to mincing. I like food, and what better gift to give than an appliance to help create all kinds of yummy dishes. Enter Here for your chance to win a Black and Decker Food Processor to help make your Christmas feast. But don’t worry there are many gifts that will come your way as we have a total of 25 Days of Christmas with each day bringing a new prize for you to win and enjoy.
Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 27th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the link daily you will find the Rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 10 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 8th by Tots and Me
I remember when I was growing up how much homemade gifts meant to my mom. I don't know if you feel the same way, but I can understand where she was coming from. In fact, I know she still feels the same way. A gift made specifically for a loved one is made from the heart. Our children LOVE to make things for us all the time and we accept them with such enthusiasm, because we know they were made out of love.

It is so easy to go to the store and pick out gifts for those on our list and  I realize it takes time to make a gift.   But, I hope you will think about helping your children make this special gift for the special people in their lives. We are making these photo frames for both my mom and hubby's parents because I feel they make great gifts for grandparents. I know my mom will love to have the little ones make one of these for her because she still has the frame the older children made for her 11 years ago.


Please stop by Tots and Me to find out how to make this Christmas Puzzle Frame. While you're there enter to win today's giveaway!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Friday, December 7, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 9 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Who wants an Amazon GC??? I Do! I Do!

Amazon GC

Welcome to Sweeping The USA's day of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway!! We are giving away a $25 Amazon GC for all of your shopping needs! Everyone loves Amazon!!

Make sure you come back every day to enter for the next days giveaway!! Merry Christmas everyone!!! Enter here.



Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 8 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 6th by Parga's Junkyard

The Christmas Season is one of the busiest of the year. So many of us run from task to task hurridly, often forgetting to stop and remember others. A new movement has evolved the last few years here at Parga's Junkyard. One of Random Acts of Kindness! Each day throughout the season we strive to do one thing for someone else. It doesn't have to be big or cost money, just something that in some way helps another person out. A song we all learn as young children says "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine" Let your light shine throughout the Christmas Season with Random Acts of Kindness! Read about more than 30 different Random Act of Kindness Ideas HERE!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th,
with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways!
Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners.
Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day.
By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter
each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

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