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Celebrate Christmas in July with Gingerbread Mango Shortcake

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There is nothing I know that says Christmas better than the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking.

When I saw this recipe for Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce in the current issue of the Penzey's Spices catalogue, I decided it would be the perfect treat to celebrate Christmas in July!

Playing Together Making Pumpkin Carvings and Advent Candles

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Last fall, right before Thanksgiving, two friends Rebecca and Phyllis, joined me in producing what I called "joint posts" - but actually we just agreed to post about our own versions of the same craft project on the same day!

Yarnia Giveaway Winner and Some Cool New Yarnia Kits!

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We have a winner!

Congratulations Nancy! Now you can knit those socks!

I wish everyone could have won - if I could, I would send everyone I know a certificate! I love shopping at Yarnia!

In fact, I was just there this past week and picked up a couple gift kits! I just discovered them! Check them out! You get enough yarn to make a hat, a pair of fingerless gloves, or a dishtowel and dish rag - and the pattern - all for $10.00 or less!

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The kits come in several color choices which you can view by clicking on the hat or gloves or the towel image and then click on "additional images". I picked up a blue hat kit for someone very special. And I see more in my future - definitely!

The kits are so great because you get enough yarn for a hat and the pattern - tucked right inside the cone!

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And, of course when you are done - you can make a holiday tree with the cone and any leftover yarn.

For those looking for more of a challenge, Yarnia has created a "Baby Surprise Jacket Kit. So far there are two colors available.

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And don't forget that you can create your very own yarn right here!

Have fun on your visit to Yarnia! I always do!

Light up Your Thanksgiving Table with Mini Pumpkins! Another Joint Post!

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Hopefully many of you still have a few of those little mini pumpkins still scattered about the house, left over from harvest and Halloween celebrations because Rebecca, one of the trio of sisters who write Roots and Wings Co, and I have some pretty cool ways to use them to light up your Thanksgiving table!

Winner of the Stiffy and Glo Away Giveaway!

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The winner of the Plaid Stiffy and Glo Away Glow-in-the-Dark Gel Giveaway!

True Randon Number Generator

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Number 17! Congratulations Carol!

I hope you enjoy playing with these products as much as I have!

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