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Craft Project: Vintage Photo Book

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I have a box full of old black and white photographs of family.  They go back in time to my grandmother as a girl (early 1900s) to as recent as me as a baby (1964).  I plan to make a photo book with the best pictures and share names and things I remember about the family members.  I plan to make one book for me and a copy each for my brother and sister for Christmas.

First I chose the pictures I wanted in the book.  The next step is scanning the pictures.  That is not my favorite step but it is highly important.

Next I will upload to Shutterfly, choose a book format, and arrange in a book.

I am excited about the project because it involves craft, history and family.

Oh Holy Night


Merry Christmas Eve!  I hope you enjoy Celine Dion’s O Holy Night.

Magic Cookie Bars


I like the idea of signature dishes.  You know, that dish that everyone associates with you.  My new signature Christmas sweet dish is Magic Bars.  My grandmother used to make them.  They are sooooo good.

How can you go wrong with graham crackers, butter, coconut, nuts, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate?

The key: resist the urge to add more than the amount called for.  If you do, your bars will fall apart.  Trust me on that.

Click here for the recipe.