Author: Eileen

Potpourri Christmas Tree

Potpourri Christmas Tree Center Piece *Center your holiday table with three of these trees or use as a single focal point on a shelf               You Will Need: (for a single tree) 1 dowel rod 1 bag of potpourri (Christmas colors: greens, reds, white…) 1 foam cone (size is up to you) 1 bag hot glue gun and glue sticks 1 small glass votive (shaped like a flower pot) 1 can glitter spray Brown acrylic paint Small paint brush Instructions: Heat hot glue gun. Break small dowel rod in half. Stick rod, broken...

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Keeping Kitchen Memories

Keeping Kitchen Memories *This is a wonderful gift idea, and a special touch for your own kitchen *                 Keeping Kitchen Memories You Will Need: A handwritten recipe that’s been passed down or a recipe card of your family’s favorite meal, or a recipe with special meaning- your wedding cake recipe for example. A frame- design and color to your preference. Just make sure the recipe card will fit-the average card is 5X3 inches. Frame recipe cards or written notes. Look for recipe cards that have classic or old fashion designs to...

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The Story of The Very First Christmas – Fold and Make Mini Book

CHRISTMAS BOOK HOW TO: To make a mini book that will hang on the tree, YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 SHEET CONSTRUCTION PAPER • GLUE STICK • THIN RIBBON 4″ LONG • STAPLER • CLOTH TAPE OR DUCT TAPE HANG THIS MINIATURE BOOK AS AN ORNAMENT ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE TO READ EACH YEAR. Looking at it tall so it is taller than wide, cut and use the top half of construction paper, now wider than tall. Fold the page down in half, to make two equal rows. Now, looking at the folded paper wide and short, fold the left...

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Aging In Place–When Health Fails

What happens to our dream of aging in place when our health begins to fail? What if one of a couple has a debilitating illness? Are there alternatives to nursing home care here in our beautiful remote mountain valleys? Naturally, if you have long-term-care insurance, this is the time to access it. These policies vary greatly in their usefulness and application. If you encounter problems, call the California Insurance Dept. (1-800-927-4357), or consult an elder-care lawyer. Meanwhile, here are some immediate suggestions: contact the Senior Lunch and Transportation programs in your area. (283-3546 in Plumas County, 257-6670 in Lassen...

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Oatmeal Herbal Bath Soak Recipe

Oatmeal Herbal Bath Soak *This recipe will make enough for multiple sachets. Thank the host with a gift they can use to relax after a busy holiday feast* 1 1/2 cup dry milk 1/2 cup Epsom salts 2 Tbs baking soda 6 tsp cornstarch 1/2 cup lavender tea 1 cup plain instant oatmeal 1/4 cup chamomile tea 1/2 cup dried rosemary Combine all ingredients. Stir well. Store in container or divide into individual small drawstring bags. Make sure to attach a tag or card to each bag explaining to let bag soak in hot bath water before and while...

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