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I am sure most are aware of the site but just as a reminder... http://www.northpole.com Great ideas for games to print out for kids. All sorts of recipes as well. As if we need it there is a countdow
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Christmas ideas

posted at 10/28/2012 5:35 PM EDT
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I am sure most are aware of the site but just as a reminder...
http://www.northpole.com
Great ideas for games to print out for kids.
All sorts of recipes as well.

As if we need it there is a countdown clock for Christmas as well.

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/28/2012 7:52 PM EDT
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I have not finished with October yet.  It is too soon to make Christmas plans :)

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/28/2012 9:39 PM EDT
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Oooh, way too early to think about Christmas yet! I like to try to get thru mid November before I start dragging out the Christmas decorations - but thank you for the website!!

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/28/2012 9:58 PM EDT
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I'm actually digging out my recipes and buying the ingredients for Christmas baking. In November I will be sending a big care package to my Navy son's former squadron. They got deployed 4 months early, after having just returned home the end of March...bummer for them and their families. My son has a new assignment as an instructor and will be state-side for 2 years, so he'll be home for Christmas for a change. But he asked me to make goodies for his friends who shipped out in August, and I can't refuse that request! So-o-o, yes, I'm thinking of Christmas already!

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 12:56 AM EDT
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Look right here for Nestles recipe for TIGER BUTTER  ..........
This stuff is so fast and easy and good.  It's just incredible.
It's now a standard in my collection of candy.

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 6:18 AM EDT
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Thanks for the info.  I need to start thinking about Christmas, but I'm just not ready to start yet.

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 6:37 AM EDT
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It isn't Halloween yet.  I'm not ready for Christmas!!

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posted at 10/29/2012 8:04 AM EDT
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We started  are christmas shopping in june and we are done.

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posted at 10/29/2012 8:20 AM EDT
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I'm actually digging out my recipes and buying the ingredients for Christmas baking. In November I will be sending a big care package to my Navy son' s former squadron. They got deployed 4 months early, after having just returned home the end of March...bummer for them and their families. My son ha s a new assign ment as an instructor and will be state-side for 2 years, so he' ll be home for Christmas for a change. But he asked me to make goodies for his friends who shipped out in August, and I can't refuse that request! So-o-o, yes , I'm thinking of Christmas already!
Posted by Verlee T

Verlee, please thank your son for me for his service.  My husband and I appreciate our military so much and are very grateful to them.  We often attend activities for the Wounded Warriors and Scents for Soldiers.  

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 8:35 AM EDT
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Nikki, thanks for the heads-up on the northpole site.  Heading off today to buy butter at $1.99/lb, the lowest I've seen it in a long time.  The only catch is this price is based on the purchase of 10 pounds.  Since it can be frozen, that's not a problem.  I could end up sharing the purchase with my neighbor so we both benefit.

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 9:22 AM EDT
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to early for christmas don't start till after thanksgiving

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 9:39 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Christmas ideas:
Nikki, thanks for the heads-up on the northpole site.  Heading off today to buy butter at $1.99/lb, the lowest I've seen it in a long time.  The only catch is this price is based on the purchase of 10 pounds.  Since it can be frozen, that's not a problem.  I could end up sharing the purchase with my neighbor so we both benefit.
Posted by Bakery1 G


if i found that i'd buy 20 and freeze it all
i only have 7 lbs left and it's not going to last long

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 5:12 PM EDT
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I am ready!  Finished my Christmas shopping last weekend.  I too started in June.  I have half of it wrapped. Going to check out Nikki's website!  Thanks Miss Nikki!

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 6:07 PM EDT
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Nellie -- I thought I was the butter collector but you got me beat - lol.   Right now I have only 1 3/4 lb in the fridge and just 4 lb in the freezer.
I just bake cookies and make some candy.  What do you do?

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/29/2012 6:50 PM EDT
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Bakery I would be standing in line to get that deal on butter!!!
Where did you find a deal like that?

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posted at 10/29/2012 11:21 PM EDT
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Thanks for posting the link Nikki.   Like a lot of other people, I'm not ready to think about Christmas yet though lol. 

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/30/2012 10:15 AM EDT
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Bakery I would be standing in line to get that deal on butter!!! Where did you find a deal like that?
Posted by nikki p

Kroger Market.  Not sure where you live but Kroger is a well-known name in the South.  When I was a kid, I lived in PA but would travel with my family to southern VA to visit my grandparents.  Grandma would put on her little navy blue hat with the big white flower on it and we'd walk to Krogers, Piggly Wiggly or curb market.  Goodness, that was a very long time ago.  Glad to see that both Piggly Wiggly and Krogers have survived all those years!

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/30/2012 2:43 PM EDT
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There are Kroger stores in Wisconsin but not around me in Illinois.  We do have a few Piggly Wiggly stores but none real close to me.

I sure do like "discovering" new stores though I make it a point to stop at different ones when I travel.  Sad thing is most are part of a conglomerate for lack of a better term.  It is getting more difficult to find regional items.

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/30/2012 2:52 PM EDT
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bakery,
 kroger is where i shop most and was going this morning so i looked at the ad again and they didn't have it in gulf coast stores      at the store it was 2.99 today

nancy
i cook w/ butter in addition to baking
also i seem to be the 'store' when family and friends run out of things

Re: Christmas ideas

posted at 10/31/2012 11:52 AM EDT
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okay bakery,
 today's kroger ad had land o' lakes butter for 1.99            also had campbell's cream of chicken or mushroom soup  for 50 cents           and swanson's broth for 50 cents    i haven't finished reading the ad but since i needed to spend $36 to make my month even on gas points   i have figuered out that when i pick my g.s. up from school       i'm going to pick up 24 cans of soup    10 lbs butter   and 6 cans broth to even the numbers to 40      and a box of sweet'n low that i need to even the money
then i can go back next week before the sale ends and buy more to go on next month's points
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