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Molly’s Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon

2 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp cloves

1 tbsp nutmeg

3/4 cup applesauce

2 tbsp white school glue

Mix ingredients together to form a dough.  Knead until smooth.  Roll out dough onto a non stick surface.  Use cookie cutters to cut out stars, hearts or preferred shape.  Ice cube molds in various decorations can also be used to shape dough.  Just fill the ice cube trays and pop out the shapes.  In the tea cup pictured above there are small pumpkins that were pressed from a pumpkin ice cube tray.

For hanging ornaments use a straw to poke a hole in the dough.  Bake in 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for an hour and a half.

Beads, shells, and Christmas decorations may be glued to the ornaments to enhance the look.

To make a shiny surface a sealer may be used.  Only use the sealer on one side of the ornament to ensure the cinnamon scent lasts.

String the ornaments on raffia, old fashioned string or ribbon.  When scent diminishes a light sanding with sand paper on the back of the ornament will bring ht escent out again..

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August 1st – Christmas in July Celebration (almost)

Santa fiddled with the bow tie Molly had attached to his neck.  It was lime green with polka dots.  He thought it looked very cheerful against his drab black tuxedo.  He was waiting on the couch with Jessie for Molly.  She had already changed her dress three times and Santa was trying not to dose off.

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Christmas in July Celebration (almost)

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The Christmas in July ball, which because the holiday Monday in July had fallen on August 1st, was something Molly looked forward to every year.  She loved to get dressed up and to talk to the Faeries.  She spent hours shopping and preparing her outfit for the celebration.  She had spent all morning at the hairdressers getting her hair dyed and fashionably cut. Continue reading August 1st – Christmas in July Celebration (almost)