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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! The time is drawing closer for the man in the red suit to make his appearance. We have the cookie makin's for Christmas Eve, the carrots are ready to put out for Rudolph and his crew, and we've made Sparkle oats for the reindeer so they have more power to finish out the night.
Our family will be here with us to set everything out for Santa in front of the fireplace, where we will be chimney-ready for our visitor.

In case you missed it last year, here is the recipe for Sparkle Oats
One cup of dry rolled oats
Sprinkle any color glitter (we like the multi-color) to your eye's satisfaction.
Mix all ingredients well and place into a bowl for reindeer. FYI the reindeer are messy eaters. We've found sparkle oats all over our front porch along with the green tops from the carrots. <grin>

For your Christmas reading pleasure, try this great collection about contemporary cowboys and Christmas. A Christmas Cowboy to Keep is a wonderful collection from seven great authors.

The weather is cold, the atmosphere is festive, and the cowboys are hot. How do you keep a cowboy at Christmas?

From our house to yours,
Merry Christmas
Carra and Family


  1. I wish I'd known about sparkle oats when my children were small. Such a fun thing to do. Sounds as if you are all set for Christmas Eve!

  2. We are, Caroline. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!

  3. I love the idea of sparkle oats. How cool. I'll have to tell my son and daughter-in-law about it. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!

    1. Judy, we had very much fun with this. Also the grandkids were able to go out on Christmas morning and see the carrot tops dangling from the roof's edge. Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Sparkle Oats? What a neat idea. Those messy reindeer dribbled them all the way out to the porch? Sounds like fun. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Carra Copelin.

  5. Laurean, some of the most fun there is! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  6. Shared on FB and will tell my neighbor who has small children. Lovely idea. Merry Christmas, Carra.

    1. Joan, I hope they are able to do this. I love seeing their faces. Merry Christmas!


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