Saturday, December 22, 2012

North Pole Ornament and More Baking!

 We are out for Christmas break!   WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO!  We love our jobs, but our pajamas have been missing us.  We plan on reuniting over the break and spending lots of time sleeping in, snuggling with the fam watching Christmas movies, and spending time with the rest of our crazy families.

We did not want to miss showing you the kid-made versions of the North Pole ornaments we posted about a week ago It's Beginning to look a LOT like Christmas! .  Their versions are just so much dang cuter.  Crazy candy cane stripes, glitter gone wild...they really put you in the mood for some fa-la-la-la-la-ing and dashing through the snow!

Page and Natalie also turned their "Hire Me Santa" Reindeer Writing into such a cute hall display that I couldn't help sharing it!  I LOVE the North Pole post Natalie made and the big silver snowflakes that showcase the kiddo's writing!

 And last, but not least, the BAKING continues!  I made 2 cheats and 2 REAL recipes.  Cheats= things that are store bought and I just dip and sprinkle to make the magic happen!  REAL=I had to actually mix, stir, add ingredients, and possibly involve the oven! :)

Goodie #1:  Keebler Grasshopper cookies 1/2 dipped in White Almond Bark and then sprinkled with crushed peppermints.  (These were a HUGE hit....and SOOOOOOO stinkin' easy!)

Goodie #2:  Snowflake Ritz crackers crammed full of peanut butter (which you can never have enough of in my addicted opinion!) and then dipped in the Almond Bark.

Goodie #3:  Toffee Bark:  This was a REAL recipe, but still easy to make!

Goodie #4:  Puppy Chow:  The food of the cereal Gods!  THIS is the way cereal is intended to be eaten!! :)

 We bought these little containers at our local hardware store.  They held all the goodies quite nicely.  We put the shiny silver lid on top, tied them up with some cute Christmas ribbon...and voila!  Goodies for our neighbors, teammates, kid's teachers, and office staff at school...and MAYBE a few "Fogle Treat Trays" got left behind at OUR house...purely on accident of course! ;)

 Merry Christmas friends!


  1. Your North Pole Ornaments are super cute!! Definitely a MUST for next year!! Stephanie

    1. Thanks Stephanie. My own little guy is in the K class next door, and I absolutely LOVE all the ornaments he made this year...especially the North Pole one!

  2. Hire me Santa! What a cute idea for persuasive writing!

    1. Thanks Amber! The kiddos actually LOVED writing and were begging for MORE time! What????? :)

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