Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
You can go HERE to find out what the classes are at your local Jo-Ann Fabric. Just find your location and click on Class Schedule. There may be a small charge for the class.
If you are local to Franklin, TN. Here area the classes offered for kids beginning in January at the Mallory Lane location:
Kids' Sewing 101: Headtime Story
Sat Jan 7 3:30-6:30pm
Sat Jan 21 3:30-6:30pm
Thu Feb 9 4:30-7:30pm
Kids' Sewing 102: Robo-Pals
Sun Jan 22 3:00-6:00pm
Fri Jan 27 6:00-9:00pm
Sat Feb 4 2:00-5:00pm
Sun Feb 19 2:00-5:00pm
Kids' Sewing 201: Sew Hip Bag
Sat Feb 11 3:30-6:30pm
Sat Feb 18 3:30-6:30pm
Kids' Quilting 101: Y'all Sprawl Pillows
Sat Jan 7 3:30-6:30pm
Sat Jan 21 3:30-6:30pm
Thu Feb 9 4:30-7:30pm
Kids' Knitting 101: Basics
Sat Jan 14 2:00-5:00pm
Sun Feb 12 2:00-5:00pm
Wilton® Kids' Cake Decorating 101:
Gotta Have Heart
Sat Jan 14 1:00-3:00pm
Sat Jan 28 1:00-3:00pm
Wilton® Kids' Cake Decorating 201:
Sat Jan 21 1:00-3:00pm
Sun Feb 4 1:00-3:00pm
Each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
If you still have stocking stuffers to buy, this is a great deal!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday: Whole Crockpot Chicken with Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday: Caribbean Chicken Stew
Thursday: Pumpkin Chili
Friday: Baked Sour Cream Tilapia & Steamed Vegetables
Saturday: Family Gathering, I make Cranberry Salad, Red Cabbage
Sunday: Turkey & Leftovers
Sunday, December 18, 2011
In the past I have tried to teach crochet to my kids, ages 6, 8, and 10, but it never seemed to connect. Finger knitting on the other hand, does work for this age group. So I watched a few videos on YouTube, made one myself, and then taught the kids. The first one or two were not so pretty but then they really caught on. They turned it into a business and sold some to their friends to give to their parents for Christmas! My eight year old son made one for me in less than an hour one morning while waiting at the pediatrician's office and was with me later in a store when the lady complimented me on it - he was super excited and she was very impressed that he made it. I suppose it is not often that an eight year old boy knows how to knit but all the kids love doing it. He has been begging me for three days to buy more yarn. Just a tip, if you are going to try it, make sure you buy really thick yarn and don't forget your Michael's coupon!
Oh, one more benefit, the kids are really still and quiet while they are doing it! It takes concentration.
For the Pom Poms at the end of the scarf:
Theraflu, about $5.50
-$2/1 Publix Coupon, exp 12/31/2011
-$4/2 Theraflu Products, any - 12-04-11 SS
-$2/1 Theraflu Product, any - 12-04-11 SS
-$3/2 Theraflu products, any - found on product
-$2/1 Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold With Lipton Green Tea And Honey Lemon Flavors, Any - Bricks
-$3/2 Theraflu Products, Any - Bricks
-$2/1 Theraflu Warming Relief Syrup Or Caplets, Any - Bricks
Final Price: as low as $1.50
Thursday, December 15, 2011
It's a great place to finish your Christmas shopping! Just fyi, when I was there last month, they had some really cool winter hats like mo-hawks and characters like Angry Birds. There were also some great deals on tools. For you men out there who have no clue what to buy for the ladies in your life, there was a booth in the middle of one of the buildings with Amish ladies selling homemade soap which smelled fantastic and was very reasonably priced. Happy shopping!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Ever have one of those weeks where you know you don't want to cook? This is that week. The cold/flu crud has hit our house hard so I am only making that which requires the minimum of effort! Hope your week is going better than mine.
Monday: Turkey Stroganoff
Tuesday: Crockpot Fifteen Bean Soup
Wednesday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Friday: Crockpot Hawaiian Drumsticks and Vegetables
Saturday: Shepherd's Pie
Sunday: Quiche & Blueberry Muffins
Friday, December 9, 2011
The event is a celebration of Fort Nashborough’s history and importance to our community. Members of 2nd Company North Carolina Militia, a Tennessee based 18th century reenactment group, will demonstrate daily life at the fort. Living history demonstrations will include cooking, spinning, tanning, trapping, and hunting. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Metropolitan Historical Commission (MHC), the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, and Historic Nashville, Inc. For more information, please call the Historical Commission at 862-7970.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Coventry Carol by James Edwards
First Noel by Maya Filipic
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Chance's End
We Three Kings by Chance's End
Winter Night by Little & Ashley
Baby It's Cold Outside - Elle Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan (my favorite!)
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
Silent Night by David Lanz
Snow, Snow & Mistletoe by Shelly Adams
What Child is This? by Denny Jiosa
Amazon's 25 Days of Free Music
Just a tip, if you are going to shop at Kohl's in the future, first go to dealigg.com and find out the current codes (use the search tool) and then go through ebates.com to get 4% back. Here's another tip. If you forget to start at ebates and you are at your checkout page, open another page and go to ebates and log in. Find the store you are shopping at and open an ebates connection to that store. Go to checkout and you will usually find everything still there as long as you did not close the original page, AND you still get the money back.
* Online: Use Kohls Coupon Code CON20HH4 or HOLLY20
* In-store: In-store Printable Kohls Coupon [Exp. 12/05]
Use Kohls Coupon Code XMASFREE
Use Kohls Coupon Code DECEMBERPYD
Use Kohls Coupon SAVINGNJ3 or PGO15OFF
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"Tennessee's Home for the Holidays" is a free open house event at the executive residence during the first two weeks in December.
Crissy Haslam actually started planning and choosing decorations back in June. Each live tree was selected by a Tennessee tree farm and is unique to each room.
In Conservation Hall alone, there are 16 trees. Students sent in ornaments based on their favorite children's book.
Self-guided tours of the mansion start next Monday and run daily on the weekdays through December 16.Those interested should register online at the First Lady's website: www.tn.gov/firstlady