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    How to Relax and Enjoy the Holiday

    Image copyright fRandi-Shooters With all of the holiday hype, preparing, wrapping, and baking it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few thoughts to help to inspire you to take it easy. Start the day off with a relaxing breakfast. Enjoy your breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. Spend the morning with your family. Take photos. Take time to document Christmas, who knows, you may get a new camera for the holiday! Take a mid-day walk. Get the family together and talk a walk around the block or in nature. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the world around you. Enlist help! If you’re hosting delegate…

  • Traditions

    12 Homemade Christmas Gifts

    If you read last week’s post How to Christmas Shop with a Budget you saw the suggestion of making gifts for your family and friends. Today we have 12 homemade Christmas gift ideas to help fill stockings and warm hearts. Calendar – Christmas is a great occasion to give your loved ones new calendars to plan the new year. If you have a little computer or crafting skills you can put together a gift that keeps giving all year long. Ornaments – Homemade ornaments can personalize the holiday and make your tree special. Find ideas here, here, and here. Scarves – As I said in this post, my sister crocheted…

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    Happy Thanksgiving | What I’m Thankful For

    Happy Thanksgiving! This Thursday it seemed fitting to share a few thinks that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my friends I am thankful for Roxy and all of my animal pals. Lastly, I am thankful for you! Thanks for visiting and reading Lindsay Ann Loft. I promise lots of fun things to come! Love, Lindsay

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    Happy Halloween! | 5 Halloween Treat Ideas

    Happy Halloween! I wanted to share a few Halloween treat ideas. I hope you have a spooktacular Halloween! Pumpkin Seeds – While carving that pumpkin, rinse and roast the pumpkin seeds. Heat the oven to 325 degrees and roast until brown about 20 – 25 minutes. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt or sweet spices before roasting. Sugar Cookies – Decorate sugar cookies in shapes of pumpkins and use candy corn as eyes! Witch’s Brew – Heat apple cider on the stove top with mulling spices. Add cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and orange slices. Place spices in a large tea infuser or in a pouch made from cheesecloth. Simmer for 45…

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