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Merry Christmas 2023

  Merry Christmas Dear Reader! I pray that your day today is exactly as you had imagined it and that you are spending it doing everything you love! I am with my beloved family soaking them all in and getting the R and R I crave so much!  Have a wonderful day!  Merry Christmas!

Donut Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

This make-ahead casserole is the perfect addition to your Christmas morning festivities, allowing you to spend more time with loved ones and less time in the kitchen. By using store bought donuts, you can quickly whip it together right before Santa arrives, so it is ready to pop in the oven Christmas morning, and you get to enjoy your holiday too! You can use precooked bacon or cook some up yourself and it is awesome served with a dusting of powdered sugar or some syrup and a little fruit on the side. If you enjoy bread pudding this is the Christmas morning dish for you! 

Christmas Crinkle (A Tik Tok Inspired Recipe)

H ey! This recipe went crazy on tik tok serveral months ago. I thought it would make a perfect Christmas dessert! It is easy and semi-homemade but tastes and presents like you worked really hard to make. This is my absolute favorite style recipe! It is so tasty! Very buttery and almost creamy in the middle with a satisfying crunch on the top! Give this one a try! 

Caramel Puff Corn (Makes a Great Neighbor Gift!)

Hey there you lovely you! This is one of my most favorite holiday recipes! Its quick! Its Easy! Its amazingly delicious! And fairly inexpensive too. If you are a sweet and salty lover this is for you! This is a hybrid of a recipe my dear husbands co worker made. We improved it just a smidge but we have been making this one for at least 15 years, and have been know if give it as a gift to our most special friends and family. Give this a try! What do you like to give your neighbors for Christmas? Let me know in the comments!  Have a great week and Enjoy Your Kitchen!  

Christmas In July-Camp MIMIPAPA-Christmas Camp!

  Hello! For the last 3 Christmas seasons my cute hubby and I have held what we call Christmas Camp. It is a day where the parents (our adult children and spouses) get to go have fun and do whatever they want, while Mimi and Papa and the Aunties (our Daughters who still live at home) have a day loaded with Christmas arts and crafts and activites. We have the kids from 10AM to 4 PM, and each year we've have a theme. The first year was "the Elf Academy" The second year we went with "The Polar Express" and the third year we did "Winter Wonderland"  This year when the children first arrived, we took pictures for the gift the kids would be giving to their mom and dad for Christmas. (it was a photo tree ornament) and then we read a book. This year it was Snowmen at Night. We also gave each of the kids a bag to keep all the items they would be making during the day.  Following the story we played with Sensory bins. This is always a popular activity! We found

Pinterest Interest...North Pole Post mark

I found this on pinterest and know I will be using the tip!!  The kids are going to love it! DID YOU KNOW... that you can get a REAL postmarked letter from the North Pole from the USPS??? ♥ Instructions are HERE! letters must be received by Dec.10 to ensure that your 'letters from Santa' get delivered to your little ones by Christmas Day! :)

Merry Christmas Friends!

We are enjoying our family this beautiful weekend and Hope you are too!  Merry Christmas from the JanDee Crafts Team!  Loves to you! 

Our Daily Christmas Advent Activities

While my husband and I were discussing with our kids their Christmas memories it became painfully aware to us that, aside from a few very special gifts, our children don't remember much about what the presents have been under the tree from years past.  On the flip side of that they did remember the fun things we have done as a family.  Our traditions meant a lot to them.  It was at this point that we wanted to make an effort to make our time together a priority.  Welcome to the birth of our daily advents....I have had a few requests to see these so here they are. (every year is unique but this is this years)  Nov 25- decorating day Nov 26-Grandma's Birthday Nov 27-Sign and Stuff Christmas Cards (yes everyone signs these) Nov 28-The Candy Bar Game Nov 29-Egg Nog Night Nov 30-Make Advent calendars Dec 1-Our Disney Christmas Sing Along Dec 2-Festival of The Trees (going to see darling daughters Miss Kearns tree) Dec 3-Miss Kearns Holiday Festival (having a child in high

Swirly Peppermint Roll Ups from Aly and Ash!!

We love love love rice crispies at our house! Check out what  Aly & Ash  has done with them! Swirly Peppermint Roll Ups!?! LOVE IT! I can not wait to try!  GO visit the wonderful blog!  It is AMAZING!


Look how wonderful this printable is!! You can download it at  Jones Design Company!   What a wonderful site!  If you don't go check it out you will be sorry!  I love it! 

Something I made...An Advent Calendar

I have an obsession of Advent Calendars! Its true.  SO true! This is a new one for this year.  Hardly worth a tutorial.  I just picked up a square plate from wally's and added my vinyl.  It is compatible with a dry erase marker so I will just simply wipe away and write in the new number each morning.  Fun!  (also great for those concerned about eating too many treats this time of year.)   If you'd like a decal let me know and I can hook you up.  They will be in my etsy shop tonight or tomorrow morning.

Christmas Goals for The Week

This weeks goals: 1. Start putting all the summer clothes into storage and get the winter clothes/gear out for use. 2. De junk my laundry room  3. Find out and write down kids clothing sizes for gift buying and decide what they still may need in their wardrobe, including who needs coats this year.  (sounds silly except that I have 5 ever growing kidlets who may or may not be wearing the size I bought them last) 4. Plan photo outfits 5. Find a way to take care of wet boots/shoes to be placed on our landing.  (hard wood gets VERY slippery when wet) 6. start shopping for gifts

Peace on Earth goals for this week

1. Decide on a theme for my decor and start planning accordingly. Which includes inventory on what I have and de-junking the things that are no longer needed or broken 2.Decorate for autumn 3. Make some decisions on neighbor gifts what to make and who to give to 4.Keep looking for stocking stuffers (back to school clearance isles??) 5. Continue to gather ideas for gifts 6. Decide on any gifts to be hand made and get to work!!

This weeks checklist for my Peaceful Holidays

1. Work on helping the kids declutter their rooms.  Especially Gabby. 2. De Junk Toys 3. Start looking for and buying stocking stuffers 4. Decide on Halloween costumes and start working on them. (Halloween is right around the corner!) 5. Begin gathering supplies for our daily advents as needed  6. Get Christmas cards and list finalized for addressing while we watch conference

My goals for this week in my Quest for Peace on Earth....

Here is a list of things I intend to accomplish this week in my Quest of Peace on my home....this Holiday Season... 1 Create a Holiday calendar (including our daily advents for Dec, family photo shoot day etc) 2. Make a Christmas pin board on Pinterest and start pinning ideas for recipes d├ęcor gifts etc!! 3. Start and use a Christmas shopping list 4. Check and review how gifts lists are going 5. Inventory and review unfinished crafts projects 6. Begin a gifts to make list 7. Clean and declutter my bedroom 8. Tackle my closet and store/toss summers stained clothes 9. Inventory wrapping paper so I will know what I need 10. Make place a Christmas card list 11. Make a neighbor gift list 12. Plan a pampering session in Dec 13. Decide where and set a side a place to store bought gifts

Starting now to ensure a smooth Holiday Season...My goals for this week.

I am a Christmas NUT! I know some of you may say that this is way to early to be planning for Christmas but trust me I have not made you endure the months of thinking and planning up to now. AHAHAHA!! (my family can testify that this is true) My goal is to have a smooth, peaceful, and enjoyable holiday season.  I DO NOT want to be stressed! I DO NOT want to be running around like a chicken with my head cut off searching for last minute gifts etc.  So here are my goals for this week. I figure even if I don't get them all done every little bit will help in my quest of peace on earth (in my house) and good will to men. (especially the small men and women that I like to call my kids)  When you do start planning your holidays? What have you done already?  I'd love to hear! I love comments!! hint hint..... 1.Review and Tweak my budget so we can avoid over spending which is tempting to me with all the music and decor etc. 2. Start gathering gift ideas for the children, hubby, neighbo

Christmas Tree Guildlines-Some Christmas in July Fun!!

I found these guidelines somewhere on the net a long time ago and thought I would pass them along so we can all be watching for goodies if we need them as the season approaches.  PS We love our lights at our house and have way more lights that this suggests.  LOL!!  100 lights per foot 18 feet of garland per foot 10 "filler" ornaments per foot 5 special ornaments per foot ENJOY!!

Be Still My Heart!

Be still my heart! Guess what this little precious thing said to me today???? She said,"Mama I am SO in the mood for Christmas! Lets watch the Grinch who stole Christmas!" YAY!! It was music to my ears to hear that we have another Christmas lover in the house!! I may, or may not, have a Christmas obsession and feel pleased as punch that I have created another little lover!!  HAPPY Day! (How many days til Christmas you ask.....220 but who's counting?) HAHAHAHA!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas To You and Yours From Me and Mine!  Now lets turn off our computers and go and enjoy our families and give them our most valuable gift.  Our Time... See your bright eyed and bushy tailed on Jan 3rd!! love to all!!

Follow Santa Around the World Officially with NORAD

Norad is short for North American Aerospace Defense.  The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a bi-national United States and Canadian organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning for North America. Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands. Aerospace control includes ensuring air sovereignty and air defense of the airspace of Canada and the United States. The May 2006 NORAD Agreement renewal added a maritime warning mission, which entails a shared awareness and understanding of the activities conducted in U.S. and Canadian maritime approaches, maritime areas and inland waterways.  Needless to say on Dec 24th flying around the skies is "space vehicle" shall we say and they make this info available