The holiday season is almost here! How are y’all preparing and planning for it? Have you started listening to your favorite Christmas CD’s or watching Christmas movies? I have, I needed to, you see in Louisiana, it’s HOT 92% of the time, so it helps to do those things to start preparing for the Holidays! Since these things help me, I thought I’d do a post to help y’all with preparing for the Holidays!
A few ideas for Holiday Parties:
Bauli Mini Croissants – These sweet mini indulgences are delicious, portion controlled treat for children (and parents) to enjoy. Bauli Mini Croissants are available in two varieties – Chocolate and Vanilla Custard – these tasty, bite-sized delights are only 50 calories a pop. Oven baked and ready to eat makes them a convenient treat! My opinion: These are so delicious! The croissants are soft, and there is just enough filling as to not make them too sweet! Perfect for a stocking stuffer, Of course I wouldn’t put them in a child’s stocking, but adults have stockings too! You can take them and put on a platter for a holiday party. I highly recommend these!
Gaea Greek Olive Snack Packs – From Greece. 100% natural. The 1st olive snack in the world without preservatives. Packed in an innovative re -sealable packaging. Liquid-free, Pitted and full of authentic Greek flavors. A low calorie snack for anytime of the day! Available in three flavors: Kalamata, Green marinated with Chili & Black Peppers, Green marinated with Lemon & Oregano. My Opinion: These are very good! My favorite is the Green Marinated with Chili and Black Peppers. You can put these in a bowl with some cheese and crackers for a holiday party or use as a stocking stuffer!
Hann’s Old Fashioned Coffee Cakes – Want a nice simple holiday breakfast? Order an Old Fashioned Coffee Cake from Hahn’s. They ship all over the US and orders are generally shipped within 1-2 business days. I received a sampler box, which consisted of the crumb, chocolate and raspberry cakes and YUMMY! The raspberry and chocolate cakes had just enough of their flavor, wasn’t over powering and definitely was not sweet! Crumb cake was also good, not sweet at all! Read our Full Review.
Bauli‘s oven baked and ready-to-eat Mini Pandoro and Panettone – Due to their bigger cakes popularity, Bauli launched MINI versions of the products – perfect for gift baskets, stocking stuffers or enjoying on-the-go! You can even use them to make the Bauli Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake, a fun activity to do with the kids this Christmas (see image).• All Natural• 100% Chemical Free and Preservative Free• No food coloring, additives, or artificial flavors• Kosher certified• Oven-baked and ready to eat• Made with real butter• Available in convenient on-the-go size• Available Holiday 2015 at retailers nationwide including:Target, CVS, Walgreens , Safeway, Costco, and more
A few Decorating ideas:
The Velcro Brand® Holiday Decorating & Organizing Kit – With Velcro® Brand Holiday Decorating & Organizing Kit, I can even get organized with my decorating. The kit includes indoor/outdoor multi-clips that are perfect for hanging lights and other holiday accessories, as well as festive holiday decor wrap and adorable wrap bow ties for adding a little flair to my decorating projects. My Opinion: This is a nice Decorating set to have for decorating. I haven’t started to decorate for the holidays as of yet, but I will definitely be using the One-Wrap for gifts and the clips will be used for hanging lights outside.
The Thomas Kinkade Night Before Christmas SnowGlobe is the illuminated snow globe inspired by the holiday artwork of Thomas Kinkade that features the artist himself narrating ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. The snowglobe’s base is a cast resin story house that swings open to reveal a meticulously detailed Victorian Christmas scene. With a brightly decorated Christmas tree, a crackling fire, and a Kinkade holiday painting hanging above the stocking-laden mantle, father in his nightcap peers out the window “to see what was the matter”. (Contrary to the verse, there’s even a mouse stirring beneath Santa’s cookies.) A flip of a switch casts a warm, gentle glow upon the hand painted scene and sends festive flakes dancing throughout the glass snowglobe of Santa and his reindeer as Thomas Kinkade himself reads the beloved holiday poem. The three-way switch creates different combinations of snow, light, and narration. Powered by the included AC adapter or three AA batteries (not included). Hand-numbered with certificate of authenticity. 9″ L x 6 1/2″ W x 6 1/4″ D. (6 1/2 lbs.) My thoughts: I absolutely LOVE this piece! I was so excited to find that I was receiving it and when my daily packages were delivered, it was the first thing I opened! Its absolutely are remarkable piece for any collector to add to their collection. Full Review still to come.
A Big thank you goes out to Hammacher Schlemmer, Velcro Brand, Bauli, Hahn’s Old Fashioned Cake, Gaea Greek Olives and Bauli for helping with this Preparing for the Holidays Post. Please check back for Part 2 of Preparing for the Holidays soon.
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I’m a Gramma to a beautiful, funny, smart little girl who was born in July of 2014. She’s the joy of my family and I’m so very proud to be a gramma (an alternate spelling for grandma)! I am a coffee, music, movie and outdoor lover! I love festivals and concerts. Spending time with my family is the best time in my life. I love my blogging job and all it has given me.