Bacon & Beer Festival

Shake off the Winter Cold

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Guided nature hikes

Walk and Discover Nature

On going throughout the year

Flower and Garden Show

Discover New Flowers

Join us this March 23-25, 2018

Art in Roman Life

Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art

View Roman antiquities on display.

In our home we very rarely buy new as we find savings and just-as-new items in our regional second hand shops. One of which was a lit four foot Christmas tree with every single light working and in all the colors of the rainbow. We also don’t own a single ornament as I find these wasteful and of course you can buy bags and bags of these things at second hand shops for pennies.

But what we do have are chocolate ornaments. We prefer to buy chocolate ornaments to decor our tree. They look just as wonderful as the plastic lot, wrapped in aluminum foil that catch the light just the same.  But these you can pick off one by one and enjoy at any time during the holiday season, the wrapper fully recyclable.

We also use the ribbon that wraps the top of the bag of our ornaments as the star for our tree. It too will be reused to top a present over the next year. You can use candy canes too and enjoy them throughout the season in hot chocolate, for baking or as additional flare on top of your presents.  Target and the World’s Market carry chocolate ornaments but you can also order them on Amazon.

If you feel even more green or have the time you can decorate the entire tree with homemade Christmas cookie ornaments. You would have to wrap them in plastic and add a string to old it up but you can just as easily pick these one by one and enjoy with your hot chocolate, tea or coffee.

You can also use orange peels, cinnamon sticks and the all too classic popcorn chains to complete the entire tree. All of these have the great side effect of adding a spice scent to your home.

Remember to have fun and never give up on your curiosity!

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