Thursday, 25 July 2019

Christmas in July 2019 day 25 / Noël en juillet 2019 jour 25

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

Hope you have enjoyed my show and tell of my favorite ornaments.  I try not to buy more than 1 every year but sometimes….

ENJOY every moment of your Christmas in July celebrations.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

Hope you have enjoyed my show and tell of my favorite ornaments.  I try not to buy more than 1 every year but sometimes….

Since I did not have Friday Night at the movies this year, let’s watch a Christmas movie with a frozen hot chocolate cup today to top it all off.   https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/chill-out-frozen-hot-chocolate-102382

 The new big movie last year was The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russel.
The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.  Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2990140/





ENJOY every moment of your Christmas in July celebrations.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

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My most precious ornaments.  These were made for my husband and I by my niece who died at the age of 7.  She made these while she was sick.  I’m so glad I had the idea of asking her to make some ornaments for the whole family before she passed (brain cancer).  At that point only one of her arms was still working and she couldn’t walk anymore.

The pink rhinoceros is for my husband
 



The ornament has my name on it.
 



Both my children also have their ornament made by their little cousin.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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This one is made of Olive wood.  It represents the Reason for the Season.  I bought it at a church store and it was blessed by a priest.



Monday, 22 July 2019

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More candy!  I would love to make a Candycane / candy décor at some point… or a whole candy tree.


Sunday, 21 July 2019

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some sweet candy.  Visions of Candycanes…




Saturday, 20 July 2019

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This one is also a cozy-feeling ornament.  It’s about  taking our time and relaxing during this Happy Season.


Friday, 19 July 2019

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I like this one for the cozy feeling it gives me.  A S’more!  It has the taste and the smells associated to Christmas.


Thursday, 18 July 2019

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Softie horse ornament, this one reminds me of old-fashioned toys and I just find it beautiful.


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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A mouse.  I’ve been seeing mice in trees for the last few years and just had to have one.  It is so nice, reminds me of The Night Before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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Birds, I love to add birds to my tree.  This one I bought because I loved the old-metal look and the tender green of it.


Monday, 15 July 2019

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This is another ornament from A Christmas story.  The famous lamp leg!  It was such a sensation in the small town when the Dad won it  :)  The mom wasn’t too impressed though.



Sunday, 14 July 2019

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The next few days of ornaments are just ornaments that I bought that I found pretty.

This one is from A Christmas story

It is so funny in the film when Ralphie’s aunt sends him this cute pink bunny outfit.   Poor Ralphie!


Saturday, 13 July 2019

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This ornament I received from my niece Kasandra, the first year she started working and buying Christmas gifts.  Isn’t it cute?


Thursday, 11 July 2019

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This one I received from another MHH Friend.  She knew I loved the Polar Express and had done the Believe bells for my niece and nephew.


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My niece and nephew made this hat for me 2 years ago.  So special when it is handmade gifts by the little ones.  Cute little hat.


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

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I received this from a ‘virtual’ friend in the Christmas group I am part of on the internet, Magical Holiday Home.  These ladies are precious friends and I count myself lucky to have them in my life.


I received two of these, they are so cute!



Tuesday, 9 July 2019

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Now for those ornaments I have received as gifts.  This one was made by my cousin Manon who lives almost 9 hours away from us.  Lol! She didn’t realize the shipping charges would be so excessive.


It is a Christmas tree she made out of wood.


Monday, 8 July 2019

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2nd summer at Hampton Beach.    I thought this ornament represented the Beach very well.  It is so cute made out of wood.


Sunday, 7 July 2019

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Summer vacation at Hampton Beach.  We went there for 2 summers with sis and BIL.  We got a hotel right by the seaside (we shared a room – quite expensive during the July period).  That’s a RELAXING vacation.  We don’t have a beach anywhere near here and I just love the sound of the waves and the grandeur of it all.


Saturday, 6 July 2019

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New Orleans, Louisiana!

Another long 4-day weekend with sis, bil, dh’s sis, and bil.  I really liked New Orleans, it’s up there with Boston in my mind.  Of course, we went in July which is not the smartest idea… way too hot and humid!  On the other hand, there are not many tourists so we got to visit a lot with no waiting time.  We saw the devastation hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans – incredible the water levels that were attained.
My favorite was the visit we made in the Bayous to see the alligators – wow!  We got to see many (as well as huge spiders) and we had the most fantastic time with our guide on the fan-boats.

We had a great hotel in the French Quarter, on the street parallel to Bourbon Street.


Friday, 5 July 2019

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Viva Las Vegas!  Another long 4-day weekend to Las Vegas (a LONG air-trip) with my sister, bil, and dh’s sister and bil.  It’s worth seeing once but too me Las Vegas is way too commercial and artificial – my favorite place to see was the Grand Canyon.  Wow, wow, wow.  It is exceptional.


Thursday, 4 July 2019

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Boston!  I REALLY liked Boston.  It’s smaller than NY City, but so much more real.  We visited on a 4-day weekend with my sister and brother-in-law S.  We stayed at the edge of town and used the shuttle and public transportation.  We also got to visit Salem.

I cheated on my Boston ornament… we had lunch at CHEERS (I just LOVED that tv series, have all the dvds to prove it) and wanted a Cheers ornament but they were VERY expensive (around $25), so I ordered it on Amazon when we got back from our trip.


It is musical and plays the them of the Cheers tv series.  Everytime I put it on the tree I make it play a few times.  To me it is magical.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

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I’m not sure I’ll put the ornaments in proper order of travel (I don’t remember the years).

This one was one of our first long weekend trips with my sister, brother-in-law S and dh’s sister and brother-in-law G.

We went to New York – we stayed directly in town near Times Square and got to visit lots.  That’s when me and my sister decided that from now on our ‘Souvenir’ from each place we would go would be a Christmas ornament.  We always bring one back for my mother

because she loves Christmas too.



Tuesday, 2 July 2019

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Starting today I’ll show you the ornaments we picked up when we traveled for our vacations.

Our first one was when we went all four of us and my sister’s family to Walt Disney World.  A trip I’m sure the children will NEVER forget. 
I had gone with my parents and sis when we were younger and had always said I’d go with my children.  My son said that when he’d have children he would take them there too… and a tradition was born 😉



It’s a wooden ornament (picture isn’t too great) with Mickey and Minnie Mouse on it.

Monday, 1 July 2019

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Note: for July - it'll be Christmas in July posts - Happy Homemaker Monday will start again in August.

The very first ornament I bought with my work money, I was 16 and it was expensive way-back-when .. I think it was around $6.  I had bought it in a specialised boutique near where my grandfather worked.  I fell in love with it and bought it for when I had my own tree later on in life.

I guess my love Santas started there 😊