It’s hot outside. Mosquitoes abound (at least here in the south). I bet you are fanning yourself as you are reading this. Ready for some cool thoughts for mid-summer? Our annual tradition of Christmas in July will have you and your children smiling. Christmas in July For one or two days right smack in the middle of summer we celebrate Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July!
When I was a kid, every Christmas morning my mom would make a huge batch of hot cocoa and a towering pile of buttered toast. And that was breakfast. Cocoa and toast. Simple, but I loved it. I still do. But when I got married, that was one of the first Christmas traditions to go out the window. See, my husband tolerates hot chocolate and
Coconut cake is just one of the treats we enjoyed after Easter lunch. Nana’s coconut cake recipe. Great for Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas or any celebration. “This is the best recipe I’ve ever had. It needs to sit at least a day to meld together the flavors (in refrigerator). Read recipe carefully.” ~Nana Coconut Cake Recipe 1 Duncan Hines white cake mix (can sub a
Christmas Tree in Snow art lesson. Just six simple steps, starting with Christmas colors. A fun Christmas art project for all ages! Christmas Tree in Snow Art Lesson We had just finished up making some Christmas mixes when Nana offered a pastel lesson. As in other lessons, she sketched off the steps for the children to follow. Just six simple steps, starting with the colors
We’re riding over to my aunt and uncle’s house for the reunion type holiday gathering. The Christmas music is playing from the local Christian station. An ad comes on. The voice lists all the goodness of the season. Christmas lights, children not able to sleep on Christmas Eve, good food, family. This is what Christmas is all about, the voice says. Littlest Girl doesn’t let
This lesson is quick enough to enjoy this week before Christmas. A present to you from Nana and the Hodgepodge! Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial. Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial Begin by choosing your favorite two ornaments. Place them on your table where you can get a good look while you use your pastels. Take your black pastel stick and draw the simple, ball shapes.
One of the very special decorations we bring out each Christmas is this little, red VW bug. Nana gave us this cute little VW carrying the Christmas tree home. I put it up on the kitchen window sill for us all to enjoy each December. And one afternoon this week we decided – we should do a chalk pastel of bringing the Christmas tree home.
This lesson is a simple, yet a lovely one to celebrate the Christmas season. My students enjoyed the bright colors and the velvet blue night sky that we painted for our Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial. Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial The supplies are simple: we used regular copy paper, pastel chalks in black, yellow, orange, white, dark blue and purple. He appeared and the