I used one bunch of mixed greenery from the store and supplemented with a bit of my own cedar and some of the neighbour's - shh! don't tell! I made two like this:
I bought a tree shaped ice cube tray for a dollar with the idea of making more crayons or bath fizzers or something. Last night My Favourite Boy and I made bath fizzers to test it out. We used balsam fir, sweet orange and a little bit of pine essential oil to scent them. They smell like Christmas to me!
The recipe we used was 1 part citric acid; 1 part epsom salts; 2 parts baking soda; witch hazel to mist them and about 1 tsp of our essential oil blend. We colored the epsom salts to get the speckled look. The outer trees are green by the way; it's not showing up so much in this picture.
Since Advent begins tomorrow I decided I had better finish off a cross stitch project I started last year during Advent. I finished my cross stitch as a flat fold as best I could. I messed it up a bit, but I think I'm the only one who can tell :)
This is what a flat-fold finish is like:
Sort of like a little easel is the best way of explaining it. I bought this fabric this year and I love it. I think it's the perfect fabric for this so I'm glad I waited.
Here it is next to the Advent centerpiece My Favourite Girl made in Sunday school last year. Each week you pull a tissue paper 'flame' out of the candles. As far as kids crafts go I think this one is spectacular, and plan on keeping it for as long as I can! Isn't it just the cutest?
I heard back from the church about the wedding coordinator job: they can't decide between myself and another applicant so we have to respond to some scenarios they are creating for us next week. All this will take place via email - thank heavens. It makes me feel good that I'm the top two; of course I don't know how many applicants there were. Maybe only two!
I also just applied for a job with a company that makes school lunches. Not cafeteria style: parents order the lunches and they are made in a commercial kitchen and delivered to the schools. This would be a great one because it's from 9-1:30 during the week and whenever school is out you don't work. Fingers crossed I get called for an interview next week. Prayers please! One of our cars needs a replacement transmission so the sooner I can get working the better!
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