Tag Archives: holiday

December 25

Five great pictures to take at your family Christmas party

WASHINGTON, December 25, 2013—Holidays with the family can be tedious, but there are moments you will want to remember forever. Here is a list of ideas to make your yearly family Christmas photo a little more fun: 1. Take a family photo from the reflection on an ornament 2.  Say it with sparklers     […]

December 19

Pinterest Project #2: holiday log centerpiece

For this project I actually used 2 pins for inspiration: What I used: One large piece or wood or a bundle of smaller pieces A drill with a spade bit Tea lights Pine cuttings, about 10 inches in length Floral wire I had my husband cut the holes for the tea lights and followed the […]

The Many Versions of A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)

WASHINGTON DC, December 23, 2012- Few works of literature have had as many alternate versions written as Clement Clarke Moore‘s A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas).  Here are a few of the ones I’ve found. My favorite by far is the Spanglish version, for obvious reasons: A Spanglish ‘Twas the Night […]

December 22

10 DIY Christmas Ideas (It’s not too late!)

From my column at the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON DC, December 21, 2012- If you haven’t done it all for Christmas yet, don’t fret.  There’s still time to for that perfect gift or the perfect touch for your holiday party.  All of the links that follow lead to tutorials or pictures of easy crafts and inspiration […]