Sunday, December 2, 2007

Countdown to Christmas...Day 2 & Week 1 Blog Contest





This morning I woke up to find that the snow they were predicting had arrived! A fresh layer of white snow was covering everything!! Yeah, the first snow of the season!!! Mike and I went out this morning to play in it and pick up doughnuts. Now we are back at the apartment, enjoying our doughnuts and tea and listening to Christmas music. I just love this time of year!! Here is a great and simple recipe for those of you who do get snow to enjoy:

Vanilla Slush - Mix together a large bunch of snow (make sure it's not yellow!), sweetened condensed milk, and a dash of vanilla extract and enjoy!

This time of year is full of family traditions. My family has a few, like getting to open one present on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning, or one of my mom and I's new favorite traditions, going shopping the day after Christmas to pick up all of our Christmas supplies and decorations for the following year at half price! So that brings me to my first blog contest in my Countdown to Christmas. What are some of your family holiday traditions? Share them in the comments section of this post by Saturday, December 8th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday, December 9th. The winner will receive my Sample Soap Gift Set with the smells of the season: Spiced Pear, Balsam Pine, Peppermint, Vanilla, and Orange Spice. A great item to keep for yourself or give as a gift!

8 comments:

DancingMooney said...

Yumm! That drink sounds awesome!!

Rio Oso Designs said...

Oh, we always used to do the vanilla slush, but we called it snow ice cream!

One of my favorite Christmas family traditions was that we would make about 50 small gingerbread houses each year, and invite friends and family over to help decorate. They would each bring 2 bags of their favorite candies and 2 tubes of frosting. We would provide everything else.

I no longer do this, because I have moved away from my parents' home after having gotten married and moved out of state! But my family still does this every year, and they are even doing it today, as we speak!!! My family has done this for over 15 years.

gorgeousredhead said...

i am so jealous! it sounds lovely :)

Vintage Indie said...

What a great giveaway!

I love Kopah!

My family and I go out every year to choose a tree together. My son and I usually bake 6 loaves of homemade bread, and we make it a point to spend one full day in our jammies baking and creating treats for neighbors and family. We are creating new traditions each and every year.

sweetjessie@comcast.net said...

hmmmm.....traditons:
We bundle the kids up in their snowsuits and head to the zoo to see the Zoo Lights during the holidays. We drink hot cocoa and come home with frozen toes and red noses (it's Chicago in December, after all!)

What a treat it would be to win some of your delicious soaps! Happy Holidays!

subu said...

this probably isn't what you were imagining, but our family tradition is to go to the movies and have chinese food for dinner!

my fiance and i have recently started to volunteer. our new tradition together as we start to become a new family!

btw - your soaps sound wonderful!

subu said...

this probably isn't what you were imagining, but our family tradition is to go to the movies and have chinese food for dinner!

my fiance and i have recently started to volunteer. our new tradition together as we start to become a new family!

btw - your soaps sound wonderful!

Louie Monkey-Pest said...

We all get drunk and end up in a huge fight Christmas Day. We will all start speaking to each other around next November,just in time for next Christmas