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NAPKIN RING IDEAS TO HELP TO SET THAT FESTIVE CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY!

This dify comes from www.theletteredcottage.net  Many get ideas on how to add that extra detail to your holiday dinner. Enjoy!


Christmas Craft: Festive Napkin Ring IdeasHey there!
Are you having a nice December? Hope so!
We saw our niece and nephew sing at church tonight and it. was. wonderful! There’s something about little ones signing & singing songs about Jesus that always makes me teary.

Speaking of Christmas and fellowship, if you’re hosting a family dinner and you’re looking for some inexpensive and easy ways to festify (get it? festive? fy?) your dining room/kitchen table, how about creating some holiday napkin ring bling!


All ya need are some napkin rings…
…a hot glue gun, glue sticks, and some “holiday bling” from the arts & crafts store…
Everything in the photo above was marked 50% off, so each item only cost between 50 cents and $1.
Normally, I wouldn’t have purchased so many different options, but I wanted to have fun creating a variety of looks for this post, so I ju…

HOW TO MAKE PUFF PASTRY THE EASY WAY!

This diy comes from www.thepinkwisk.co.uk.   Baking desserts and pastries don't have to be have and difficult.  I have watched quite a few chefs make this.  They seem to make it a long drawn out labor intensive ordeal.  Follow this recipe and diy and it shouldn't be all that bad.  Tell me what you think?


How to make Puff Pastry It’s not complicated but it does take a bit of organising in advance. I do use shop-bought puff pastry and generally have some in the freezer. Making your own is quicker than the time it takes to defrost some (and it’s not difficult either)
This version of puff pastry is referred to as rough puff pastry, the idea being that you only get 75% of the rise that you would get with traditional puff pastry – getting technical there! However, when you see the rise you get with this its far above and beyond shop bought.
Puff Pastry takes a couple of days to do and also means you have to wrestle with a full pat of butter – hmmmm, I can be organised but not that…

HARBIN INTERNATIONAL ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL FROM CHINA!!

The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held since 1963. It had been interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution, until it was resumed in 1985.
    Harbin, the capital of Heilonjiang province of China, it is one of the main sources of ice and snow culture in the world. Geographically, it is located in Northeast China under the direct influence of the cold winter wind from Siberia. The average temperature in summer is 21.2 degrees Celsius, -16.8 degrees Celsius in the winter. It can be as cold as -38.1 degrees Celsius in the winter.




    The festival lasts the whole month. However the exhibits often open earlier and stay longer, weather permitting. Ice sculpture decoration technology ranges from the modern (using lasers) to traditional (with ice lanterns). There are ice lantern park touring activities held in many parks throughout the city. Winter activities in the festival include Yabuli alpine skiing, winter swimming in the So…