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decorating for Christmas #2

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Early in December, I wasn’t certain I’d have the energy to decorate for Christmas in a big way. I asked my husband, “If you only had one decoration this Christmas (besides the tree), what would it be?” He answered, without any hesitation, “The singing mice.” I have since rallied and put up lots of decorations, but the singing mice were the first to be pulled from their box!

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We bought the singing mice in the 1990s when animatronics hit the stores in a big way. Each mouse is about 9 inches tall. When you press his paw, each mouse sings, in a rather high pitch, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. As he sings, the mouse’s cheeks glow red and he wiggles his book of carols. If you are able to press three paws at once, the mice sing in cute harmony.  Their singing always brings a smile!

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Merry Christmas to you all from our singing mice!

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017  

Written by jane tims

December 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

It’s snowing!

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… on our tree! Lots of snowflakes added. Next come the snowmen!

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Through the years we have collected so many ornaments. One year I decorated seven trees! Now we only have one tree and most years I decorate with snowflakes, snowmen and snow-covered houses. A few birds and other  items sneak in as well!

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Copyright Jane Tims 2015

Written by jane tims

December 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm

getting ready for Christmas #1

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For me, November began with a hurried Halloween and a week-long trip to California.  Once I returned, I promised myself full attention to getting ready for Christmas.  At the risk of behaving like the stores who run Christmas music in November, I am going to share some of my Christmas projects.

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This activity is fueled somewhat by Pinterest.  I discovered it quite recently and find so many creative ideas there!

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My first project was a paper garland for our entry.  Cardinals and white ribbon.

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims 

Written by jane tims

November 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

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