Sunday, October 14, 2012
Make decorating the house for Halloween a family activity.
It's a great weekend for Halloween decorating. According to WeatherBug — the source for weather information on Patch sites — says it will be 75 degrees and partly cloudy on Sunday. A great weekend to do a little outside decorating. I've been around the Trick-or-Treat block more than a few times and decorating the outside of the house has become one of the family's favorite things to do each year. What started with a couple of carved pumpkins put out on the front stoop the night before Halloween has grown into a weekend-long family activity filled with store-bought and hand-made decorations, arts and crafts, and lots of strategy — like whether white trash bags are a fitting replacement for actual sheets when crafting ghosts. By no means …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christmas trees are a holiday tradition in many households. What makes your family's tree so special?
'Tis the season to be jolly and cart boxes of ornaments out of the attic or basement, gather around the Christmas tree and D-E-C-O-R-A-T-E! Tell us about your family's tree and what makes it so special. Do you use the same artificial tree year after year or prefer a real one? Is it tradition to hang the same ornaments or do you change them out along with different themes each year? Does everyone help? Listen to music and snack on cookies while decorating? Share your Christmas tree decorating memories in the comments below. And show off you favorite ornament! Snap a photo, upload it and tell what it means to you in the caption. Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Every year, Brenda Gober opens her home to the Women's Ministry at Grace Fellowship for an evening of unforgettable Christmas food, fun and fellowship.
The sign on the door reads, "Ring the bell and come in," and those who do step into a winter wonderland. Christmas lights twinkle from every corner of the house, light radiating off the hundreds of ornaments and decorations that have each been thoughtfully placed in the perfect spot. Christmas music fills the air, mixing with the smell of freshly baked brownies. Emerging from the kitchen, homemaker Brenda Gober, the tour guide for the evening, greets visitors with a warm "Merry Christmas!" This is Gober's third year opening her home to the Women's Ministry at Grace Fellowship Church. This year nearly 100 women participated, coming to the house near Butler's Crossing in Watkinsville. "I had just started attending Grace Fellowship and was…