Do you LIKE/LOVE a live Christmas tree? I like PARTICULAR Christmas trees. I have had some wonderful live trees. I've also had some trees that made me say, "I don't ever want another live tree."
These are the qualities I look for:
Soft: no one likes getting poked while they are trying to decorate the tree
Needles: not a ton of drop... needles everywhere is not fun
Shape: I don't want a Christmas tree that takes up half the room
Did you know there are three different types of Christmas trees? Fir, Pine, and Spruce
My personal favorite ins the Fraser Fir. It's soft, holds it needles and I have an easy time finding a well shaped tree. It's bows are not going to hold a ton of weight, but other than that, the Fraser Fir is a pretty great tree.
Fraser Firs are not the cheapest tree, but I think they are worth it. I had a Scotch Pine one year. It was difficult to decorate because the needles are so pointy and it dropped needles like crazy. Also, most Scotch Pines are fat trees, thus not space efficient.
CLICK HERE for a nice, comprehensive chart for helping you select a Christmas tree. It gives you a break down of Needle Hold, Firmness of Branches, Fragrance, Softness of Needles, and Cost.
Best Wishes in finding your perfect Christmas tree! - Doni
You will be surprised at how easy it to make your owns bows. This skills has come in handy so many times: decorating for Christmas, showers, weddings, proms and other parties.
All you need is wired ribbon and floral or crafting wire. I can buy a 75 foot roll of wired ribbon (on sale) for about 3 bucks and get 10 bows out of it. The wire is about $2.00 and lasts a long time.. way more than 10 bows.
Bows range in price, but I'd say, on average, a bow like this costs about $6.00. You can make TEN of them for less than $5.00. That's good math. AND it takes about 4 minutes (or less) to make a bow.
I made a DIY video for making bows. I think it's pretty easy to follow despite the fact that my children are making a racket in the background in parts of the video. Here it is:
People are slamming Fisher Price for creating a bouncy seat that has an iPad holder. The seat allows kids to watch videos and play with apps from the seat.
Parents are slamming the device because that is a time when babies and toddlers are supposed to be learning to reach, crawl, walk, etc.
Fisher Price says they understand parents and experts concerns but the iPad can be removed and replaced with a mirror.
What do you think? Would you buy this for your child? Leave your comment below.
Source: Daily Mail
How much would you love to get a video from Santa? Imagine how much that special little one in your life would love it!
Last year, Doni sent Santa her son's info and Santa sent a video to her son, Jake. Jake LOVED IT! It's free to do (they sell hard copies of the video and you can also get other custom products for purchase, but this video is FREE to make and share). Here's the link: SANTA VIDEO
Going to the gynecologist is never a good time...but what if your doctor was a SUPERMODEL?
Manuel Rico is a 24-year-old OB/GYN and also 2010's "Spanish Beauty King."
Women in Chile have been standing in line to wait for him.
Would you like having him as your gynecologist? Leave your comment below.
A couple from North Carolina were married for 65 years and died on the same day, just hours apart from each other.
Eleanor and Frank Turner were both 87 and were said to have done almost everything together. They couldn't bare to be away from one another.
CLICK HERE to see the heart-wrenching picture of the loving husband and wife holding hands for the last time before they passed away.
Linda Dominik and her family are one of the winners for a trip to Universal!
Find out who the next winner is at 7:50 am.
We have some pretty fun photos that we hope will inspire your own photo shoots at Universal Theme Parks.... or let you know what looks ridiculous.
Wanna read DONI'S BLOG? It includes bad photoshops with Spiderman, butterbeer mustaches and more!
Summer found out her boyfriend was going to propose. Instead of doing what he had planned, he made the best of the situation and surprised her. Watch the video. You won't be disappointed.