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Christmas Moment 2014

I know. It’s time to put away Christmas stuff and move on with the New Year. I’m going to do it either tonight or tomorrow. I also want to thank all the kind and thoughtful people who sent us Christmas cards and photo cards in December. The boys helped me in putting them around our Jesse tree in this photo. We love reading and gazing on them!


It’s our first time to make a Jesse tree. I’m so happy that… read more »

Calendar time in December, November, October and January

We’re almost to the end of the second quarter in our homeschooling. We had some sick days in the first week of January and also, Mama teacher has to take it easy as she needs to recuperate after her surgery.


Here’s what our calendar time look like in December.

It’s been my fourth week now after the surgery and the doctor said I can start lifting things. I’m glad I didn’t have to worry so much in washing laundry and… read more »

Molding Chocolate candy into Three Magi

I really enjoyed making chocolate candy out of a mold set lately. I am newly inspired to try this to form meaningful candies for us to eat in Christmastide. For us, we follow the traditional date for the feast of Epiphany which is tomorrow, January 6th. I made this so we can enjoy more in celebrating the big Feastday.


I remember melting candy melts the first time a couple of years ago. I first tried the heated pan method and… read more »

Wilton Cake decorating Course 3 – 4th day Update

I have fond memories when I took the course 3 classes in Wilton cake decorating. I love that the flowers I made with gumpaste really turned out what I want them to be. For some reason, it’s easy to manipulate gum paste than butter cream. I learned that it really helps that you will be able to make many flowers after you take each day of the class.


Here’s the final cake I made in the course 3 class.


I… read more »

Halloween and wedding cakes in Bilo

My kids and I had a nice walk downtown the other day. We went to our local Bilo grocery store and found some new cake creations. We found colorful and interesting cakes with Halloween and Wedding themes.


They just had a new cake decorator and it’s nice to see tall cakes in their store which we don’t see more often in the other months.


This is their nice tall wedding cake in three tiers. It’s nice to see lots of… read more »

Great New Ideas to Showcase Your Blossoming Patriotism

When it’s a chance to show just how much you love USA, you need to be more creative than your neighbors and friends, to completely show them who’s the most patriotic. But just how do you show your patriotism? There are many holidays where it’s completely essential to get the Red and White, and Blue out or higher all over the place, like July 4, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and even Thanksgiving. These are the holidays that are probably the… read more »

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Mel-blog-author Mel is the Mom to two boys. She started blogging since 2008 and loves to take pictures, read and write. She's been writing about her adventures on homemaking, art crafts and more. She does product review and giveaways.

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