Archives for December 2009

Christmas 2009

This was the first year that Jonah got excited about the presents and Christmas morning surprises. Seeing him get so excited was probably the best thing of the day for Ray and I. He had asked for a kitchen playset  and a car from Santa (after “Santa” had already gotten something else-go figure). He was […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our Happy Brown House to yours… Jonah’s First Christmas (2007) Jonah’s Second Christmas (2008) Jonah’s Third Christmas (2009) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


it’s a “picnic-in-the-living-room-floor-while-watching-cartoons” kind of day.

Rudolph Ribbon Shirt

I made several Christmas shirts during my avalanche of Christmas orders. This one has to be my favorite! A customer of mine wanted a Rudolph shirt similar to one I made for Jonah at the Craft Fair, but she wanted it gussied up a bit for her grandaughter. I added a little hairbow to the […]

DIY Ornament Wreath

I’ve been seeing these all over blogland and I finally jumped on the bandwagon. It was so easy and I love the way it looks! Ok, well, I’m not so sure I’m lovin’ my big fru-fru bow, but I’ll do some more adjusting and tame it down. All you need are some ornaments and a […]

Poor Man’s Turtles Tutorial

I have a few goodies I like to make every Christmas. One of these is “Poor Man’s Turtles” My friend Dee taught me how to make these and since she doesn’t blog, I’m sharing it with you. These are super quick to make and are always a hit at gatherings! This recipe is perfect for […]

Handprint Snowmen Ornament

Need a quick and personalized gift for a loved one? Make a handprint ornament! We made several of these for special people in our lives as a present from Jonah. I found some large flat ornaments at Hobby Lobby. We painted Jonah’s handprint with white paint for the snowmen bodies. Then I added some hats, […]

Easiest Fudge Recipe and Tutorial

This is seriously the easiest fudge recipe ever. You only need 2 ingredients! Ready to get to work? You will need: 1 can of icing (I get lots of these for free with coupons!) 1 cup of peanut butter (NOTE: I made a double batch. That’s why there are 2 cans of icing in the […]

The Nativity…Jonah Style

Jonah received a wooden Nativity set that doubles as a puzzle last year for Christmas. He was too little at the time to play with it, but this year he has enjoyed it very much (Thanks Auntie B!) Every time he plays “Baby Jesus” I will narrate the story and help him set up the Nativity […]

Mama Buzz Review: Potluck Survival Guide by Cherie Kimmons

“Ugh, Potluck Night…” is the response I would always hear from my friend Amanda at Small Group Bible Study. I never really understood what the problem was until she explained, “I never know what to bring for Potluck Night. I feel like it’s always the same thing.” Have you ever felt this way? Once I thought about it, […]