At the Library

Today at the Library we are having a party! And you are the Guest : Today's Book: https://youtu.be/D_31SBj8k1M Illustrated by James Rice, with text by J.B. Kling Jr., writing as "Trosclair" Cajun Night Before Christmas : The narrator in “Cajun Night Before Christmas” spies St. Nick with his flying skiff and eight flying alligators. Historically, [...]

Louisiana Christmas Eve

Today I am celebrating a traditional Louisiana Christmas ;  Great River Road region between New Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim to one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays you’ll find in Louisiana. It’s here on the earthen levees bordering the Mississippi River in St. James, St. John the Baptist and Ascension parishes that local Christmas lights aren’t colored bulbs, but instead dozens of 20-feet-high flaming pyramids [...]

Saturday Scrapbooking

And my digital pages celebrates Poinsettia Day . Did you know ? National Poinsettia Day on December 12 also forms a cultural bridge between the U.S. and Mexico. Poinsettias, known as Euphorbia Pulcherrima, come in hundreds of beautiful colors. Rustic Holly Jolly page : My rustic page features this great plaid background ,felt Star and great pointsets. [...]

Gingerbread Cookies

Today in my virtual Cookies Recipe Swap it's Gingerbread cookie time. Have a favorite family recipe you want to share ? 15-3/4 oz. (3-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed2-1/2 tsp. ground ginger1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg1/4 tsp. ground cloves1/4 tsp. table salt4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, [...]

Christmas Around the World : Sweden

Welcome to Sweden : Father Christmas comes in two forms in Sweden: a gnome-like figure from Swedish folklore, called a jultomte, and a rather jolly old man with a white beard and wearing a fur-trimmed red suit, known the world-over as Santa! This article explains how the gnome-like figure evolved and the connections between the two of [...]

Reindeer Food * Recipes

Reindeer Food * Recipes

A New Family tradition to start tonight : MAGIC REINDEER FOOD POEM Make a wish and close your eyes tight, Then sprinkle on your lawn at night. As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam, Recipe for Reindeer food : Raw uncooked oatsSugar cookie sprinklesPlastic sandwich or snack baggiesRibbon in festive holiday colors After you put out [...]