Holiday Centerpiece Idea: Mini Pinecone Trees

Mini Pinecone Trees | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I tend to think that nature does a pretty good job of making things beautiful just as they are. A few embellishments here or there can bring out the theme, like adding a bit of sparkly glass to rustic holiday accoutrements like pine cones and holly. Red and green are a classic color combination for… 

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Gelt Envelopes for Chanukah

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Gelt is the Yiddish word for money, and on Chanukah it is customary to give Chanukah Gelt to our children. As you can imagine, this is a highlight of Chanukah not only because the children receive this fun kind of gift, but because it is a fundamental experience for them to learn all about money…. 

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Saturday Sips: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Winter weather has finally arrived here in Portland, putting us in the mood to cozy up by the fire with our hands comfortably cupped around a mug full of something hot. In this case, our hot beverage of choice is a rich and creamy hot cocoa made from a mix we’ve concocted ourselves. It’s so… 

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Cornucopia Candy Favors

Candy Cornucopia Favors for Thanksgiving | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Are you ready for Turkey Day? This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to try making up these cute Cornucopia Candy favors to give to everyone at our family gathering. They are fun and easy to put together, and are the perfect project to create with your kids. They could even take them to school to… 

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Hanukkah Gift: Personalized Coasters

Personalized Holiday Coasters for Chanukah | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com #Hanukkah

As a mother of eight, my family is always my priority – my pride and joy. Each of us look forward to our family Chanukah party, and this year we plan on an extra special evening. With a fun game of dreidel next to the beautiful lit Menorah, it is a time to be together… 

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Simmering Spices

Homemade Simmering Spices | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

This is the time of year when I do a lot of cooking. Sometimes I think I cook more during this season than I do the other three combined! Many weekends and late nights are spent preparing multiple meals to go into the freezer. The bounty of fresh food that is available simply tastes better… 

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