So the other morning while watching the news, I found out that black Christmas trees are trending. Some people love it, and others say that's a big fat NO. What are your thoughts? Is it too gothic or something fun to try?
DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?
If you do or you don't, be sure to get your name in the hat for a prize package of Oprah's Favorite Things that's worth over $16,000! And yes, I enter every year. (lol) That's right, 12 people can win all these prizes by visiting https://oprah.com/12days up through 12/9/2018. Some of the prizes include a Phillips Indoor Grill, jewelry, a mixer, slippers, sparkling water maker and lots more. However, if you're looking for a special or unusual gift, everything may also be purchased at Amazon.
According to Gina Bria, author of Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight & Heal Your Body, eating an apple and drinking a glass of water is more effective than 2 glasses of water. Fresh veggies and fruit have gel water(H3O2) and hydrates better than water.
Deck the Halls on December 1 and celebrate National Christmas Lights Day! Get lights on the cheap from the Dollar Tree, or go over the top with lights from high end stores. Be careful to not get on your neighbors nerves though with too much glitter, which is the case in New Jersey.
Okay, who wants to admit that they've used the original Polaroid camera, which was sold for the first time in 1948 for about $90.00?
I remember getting yelled at by my mom in the 70's-80's because I wanted to take pictures all the time, and that color film was so dang expensive. Also, everyone hated that there was no way to get the same picture twice without having to waste even more film.(lol)
Throughout the years, Polaroid upgraded to smaller digital styles, but in 2017, they offered up the new 2-step analog version, which ironically costs about $99, causing the company to pretty much come full circle.
CRANBERRY CHIP COOKIES (Taste of Home)
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, cranberries, pecans and toffee bits if desired (dough will be stiff).
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 11-14 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.