Thursday, December 12, 2013


Good morning everyone!  It is the holiday season…our favorite time of year and Krumbs and I are filled with holiday spirit!  Guess what we’re doing this weekend?

PUTTING UP OUR CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!  Putting up our tree is the very best part of the holiday.  We have family and friends come over and we take out all of our old and new ornaments and talk about all our old memories…hurray!  It is one of our holiday traditions.

Another holiday tradition that makes us happy started just two years ago.  Krumbs and I found an article on the Café about scented ornaments.  The article is called “Heirloom Ornaments” and it is by writer, Brooke Halperin.  Ms. Halperin explains how to make cinnamon-apple scented ornaments that are easy to make and wonderful to smell!!!  Krumbs and I will be making the ornaments tonight so they are ready for our tree trimming party later this week.  Check it out by clicking here.

Which winter holidays do you celebrate?  Do you have a special holiday tradition?  Share it with us on "Open Mic" at the Café by clicking here.

Have a wonderful week and check back soon for pictures of our beautifully decorated trees!


Monday, December 2, 2013


Hope you had a fantastic Turkey Day! Krumbs and I did…and we found some fun and fabulous facts about Thanksgiving on the Channel 3 website to share with everyone:

Fun Facts about the First Thanksgiving
- The first Thanksgiving in 1621celebration lasted three days.
- Foods that were NOT served at the First Thanksgiving:Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries..
-Foods that WERE served at the First Thanksgiving: Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese.
 -NO FORKS! The pilgrims ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.

Fun Facts about Thanksgiving Today
 -In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
 -Each year, the average American eats between 16 - 18 pounds of turkey.
 -Californians eat the most turkey in the United States.  
 -Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.

Fun Turkey Facts
  -The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
  -The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
  -Turkeys have 3,500 feathers as adults.
  -Male turkeys gobble. Hens cluck.
  -It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.


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