A Holiday Prayer
I pray for you this holiday
That all your dreams come true;
I pray the Lord will bless your life
To make it bright and new.
I pray your holiday gives you all
That you’ve been hoping for,
Health, comfort, peace and love,
These blessings and much more.
I love the holiday season. Most people seem friendlier, warmer and just down right jolly. Our lovely neighbors invited our family to a holiday block party. On the invitation, it asked that we bring a plate of goodies. I wanted to do it up with something extra special because these are some very sweet people.
Introducing the Betty Crocker Christmas Wreath Cake –
What You Need1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix – water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box Red and green food color 1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting Betty Crocker® Decorating Decors® red, green and white candy sprinkles For detailed instructions on how to make this cake go here.
Into the oven it went. Then it was time for the frosting.
When it came time for the green frosting my husband was a little enchanted with my artistic baking abilities. He watched over with the cutest curiosity. He actually suggested I darken the green frosting after the first layer of green to add depth to the color of the cake. It would appear he’s not that much of a Neanderthal after all.
At the neighbor’s house the cake was a hit. It came out super moist and was super yummy. It looks different from the Betty Crocker picture above, but it was fun to do and I can’t wait to try something like this again.
Here is my cake in all it’s glory – I love the Christmas tree background.
Dave Longaberger was a man with a dream and from the looks of this building, YES it’s a building, this guy made his dream come true. I absolutely love good old fashioned, hard-working, success stories like this one. Don’t you?
I think this post is a perfect fit for the holiday season.
Wishing all your dreams come true!
Longaberger – A Family Company
One of my favorite things about the holidays is the gift wrapping. I love being able to make the simplest gift look like it’s worth a million bucks.
My dad was the most awesome gift wrapper I have ever known. His edges were meticulously crisp and neat. I specifically remember him teaching me how to gift wrap. When I was a little girl he would wrap the presents and I would handle the bow. As I got older I set up a gift wrapping station and he would pay me a dollar for ever gift I wrapped.
Here are some favorites I found while strolling the world-wide web. I chose these because more than likely you already have what you need to completely wrap the present without having to purchase specialty items.
Information & Links – HGTV
1. Eco-friendly – brown bag, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, or tree branches.
2. Dip the end of a pencil eraser into white paint or white-out.
3. Use old maps or an old Thomas Guide – remember those?
4. Use regular white paper and draw holiday lights.
5. An old t-shirt, tie, or dress shirt.
6. Tissue paper into bows.