Tag Archives: Christmas

Holiday Disorganization At Its Finest

Every holiday season, I lament that I am in possession of the Stuff Disorder gene. Thankfully, I married the Hubs, Mr. Disaster Recovery, and he passed the Supreme Organization gene on to my daughter. Around the holidays, I depend on … Continue reading

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Family Christmas Parties Are SO Bloggable

Tis the season to party incessantly, isn’t it? And so much festivity packed into such a short time is bound to be filled with bloggable moments. One such moment occurred this weekend when we went to an annual party with … Continue reading

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Do You Make Family Videos?

Julie Glover posted this yesterday and, as I watched it, I thought: “Dang. This leaves those old silent home movies from MY childhood in the dust!” This home video is wildly entertaining (unlike the ones of my big brother bouncing beach … Continue reading

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Holiday and Craft Supply Stores LOVE Me…

As much as I hate to admit it, I could be classified as a hoarder when it comes to Christmas supplies. We just went into the garage to get our holiday stuff out and the hubs looked at the shopping … Continue reading

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Some Holiday Yum and a Christmas Laugh from More Cowbell

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it. I’ll be back here, ringing my Cowbell on Thoughty Thursday. Baby Girl is home all week so it’s gonna be wild at Chez Hansen. In the meantime, here are two links … Continue reading

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Holly Candy: Christmas Baking Made Easy

It’s tradition in my family to bake for Christmas and all the recipes are handed down. My usual is to make Almond Roca, fudge, Russian Tea Cakes, several kinds of cookies and Holly Candy. The Holly Candy is the easiest … Continue reading

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What Makes You Give Or Donate?

Thoughty Thursday is late this week because NaNoWriMo is ending today and it’s just been that kind of week. I saw the picture above on my pal Glynnis Campbell’s Pinterest board and it made me think about what makes people open their wallet. … Continue reading

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Holiday Yum: The 3 Lies In My Family Almond Roca Recipe

Every year, in the days after Thanksgiving, I open “the magic recipe folder” and start Christmas baking. I make 3 kinds of cookies, a couple different types of fudge, Russian Tea Cakes and mashed potato candy. Despite all those heaps … Continue reading

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A Christmas Conversation That Was Both Naughty AND Nice…

Christmas morning at the Hansen House ROCKED! Last year at this time we were grieving my mother-in-law’s passing and rehabbing a house in one of the rainiest seasons Southern California has ever had. I cannot describe to you the relief … Continue reading

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Coffee-Snorting Holiday Video: Be Sure To Watch Before Wrapping Your Next Present!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah from More Cowbell!! There was no way I could choke on my coffee laughing over this video and NOT share it with you  here at More Cowbell. There’s a language warning for this video so get your kids out … Continue reading

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