Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes 2008

Welcome! Come on in and make yourself at home. Grab a drink...there's no need to use a coaster. Go ahead and put your feet on the coffee table. We're casual here.

Here is our tree. Notice the breakable ornaments on top and the soft ones at the bottom. We have two young boys...enough said.



We keep Christmas-themed kids books on the table. The red box has our Santa photos from previous Christmases.

Yes, that ridiculously long thing is our advent calendar. I kind-of sort-of made it.

Can I offer you a chocolate and coconut covered clementine? They are pretty scrumptious if I do say so myself.

Oh, sure. I don't mind sharing the recipe. It's a bit time intensive (to peel all the clementines) but it's easy.
You'll need to peel and section a couple of clementines (sometimes referred to as an Algerian or seedless tangerine). Melt some semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave. Just nuke it for 15 seconds at a time (to ensure it doesn't burn) and stir. Dip each clementine section in the melted chocolate and then in a bowl of shaved coconut. Put the pieces on wax paper in the fridge to dry.

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to come by any time.
Happy holidays!

23 comments:

  1. Great advent calendar.

    Merry Christmas!!!!

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  2. Scrumptious! Simply Scrumptious! Thanks for the tour and have a Merry Christmas

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  3. Your advent calendar is awesome! And that sounds like a great recipe, too. Merry Christmas!

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  4. I love the advent calendar idea.

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  5. Those look yummy! Love the calender!

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  6. *gasp* those clementines sound amazing! Merry Christmas!!

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  7. Your homemade advent calender is sooo cute! I think I will do something like that for my daughter when she is old enough! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog.

    You have created a fantastic advent calendar there.

    Merry Christmas!

    Cate in New Zealand

    http://momentsofwhimsy.wordpress.com/

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  9. Great advent calendar!

    I love the name of your blog...I live that life too!
    -sandy toes

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  10. Dark chocolate and clementines. Yum.
    Thanks for having me over.
    Please do stop by when you get a moment!

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  11. I hear ya with the tree, breakable ornaments on top, soft ornaments on the bottom.

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my place...and so nice to visit here!
    Beautiful tree- and my mouth was watering just reading the recipe for the clementines...I'm going to really have to try this, thank you for sharing it!
    Merry Christmas!
    ~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

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  13. Hi - I love the chocolate and coconut covered clementines! I've done them just in chocolate before, but never considered the coconut addition - brilliant! Thanks for sharing your home with us. Merry Christmas!

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  14. Hey! I love your advent calendar! What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

    (I'm with you on putting the breakables up high. Our son is just under two and a half!! Our tree is usually surrounded by a pet gate!)

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  15. I put out Christmas books, music & videos too.

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  16. That's a cute calendar! Thanks for the tour and clementines!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my tour of homes today!

    I love the advent calendar. So clever. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Oh my, I don't think your Advent calendar is ridiculous at ALL. In fact, it is my FAVORITE part of your whole tour. You, my friend, are quite creative!!!! Wish I had thought of it.

    Merry Christmas and THANKS for inviting us all in to share the season.

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  19. Cute advent calendar! And I like the idea of the box with santa photos! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Oh my goodness...those clementines look amazing. I'm so going to have to make some!

    Joanne

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  21. Your advent calendar is very cute and your clementines look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Hi Carey stopping by from the "tour". *Love* your advent calendar idea. And your blog colors are so pretty. :)

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

    ♥ Melissa~
    Pink Paper Peppermints

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