The Fun In Cranberry & Popcorn Garlands

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So here I am, trying not to go munch on the kettle corn garland we made the other day. I keep reminding myself that they are for my Christmas centerpiece project, and not to satisfy my sweet tooth! I’m not sure it’s going to make it… 😀

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Have I ever mentioned that I’m a bit of a sugar addict? Yeah, once I baked a batch of cookies and slowly ate every. single. one…then I panicked when I realized I had told my husband to look forward to fresh baked cookies when he got home from work. So what do I do? *insert head hang of shame here* I bake a second batch of cookies and eat 2 so everything would seem perfectly normal (as if I had not just consumed 12 cookies on my own in the course of 5 hours. In the end I could never be comfortable hiding anything from my husband (even birthday surprises are a challenge)…so I confessed, which just made him chuckle and caress my cheek with a look that seem to say “ah my little wife, you are a strange one”. *sheepish grin*

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So here I am, feeling like a crazy woman after having been off of sugar for two weeks. Needless to say I’m suffering some serious sweet tooth withdrawals and it isn’t fun. I don’t know why I went and used kettle corn instead of popping corn for our garlands. On the other end, the cranberries are perfectly non-tempting.

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We’ve never made cranberry or popcorn garlands before, so I thought why not break out some waxed thread and give it a go? It might be fun… and so it was!

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The girls had a great time (but then again who wouldn’t when you eat more than you string?). We watched a movie (which probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do while stringing popcorn or cranberries), poked our fingers at least once, got more adept at handling needle and thread, and the girls munched to their hearts content!

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My brave adventurers even tried a fresh cranberry! Their reasoning, fruit tastes great fresh or dried. Hee hee, I didn’t warn them, although I did send them to eat their berry over the sink. I always say it is a good thing to try something new…I’m not sure they’re going to ever do it again after this though. 😀

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I have big plans for these garlands, if they make it…why in the world did I use such delicious kettle corn? I’m likely to break down after having a sweet tooth attack and sit and munch on stale kettle corn garlands. Yeah, I definitely have some sugar addiction issues.

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2 Comments on The Fun In Cranberry & Popcorn Garlands

  1. Darcel
    December 24, 2014 at 10:24 am (5 years ago)

    Those babies are so beautiful. Be blessed and have a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      December 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! I am very blessed by sweet children. :) Merry Christmas to you too!

      Reply

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