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Tag Archive: Holidays

Receiving Graciously
December 22, 2010 6:09 am | by

I have a bit of a confession to make here, I haven’t always been the most gracious person when presented with a gift. There is one time in particular that sticks out in my mind. Five or six years ago during the holiday season, my family received an unexpected knock at our door. It was about a week before Thanksgiving and a local church was distributing holiday meals to families “in need”.   My memory is fuzzy, it was either the year we had three boys under the age of two, or the year all our sons were less than

Giving With Grace
December 21, 2010 6:07 pm | by

I LOVE GIVING PRESENTS! I live to find perfect gifts for people and find great joy when their eyes light up with just how perfectly customized it is for them. It’s never about how much money I spend it’s the hunt, and the excitement of giving someone something that I know they’ll use or LOVE. I discovered one of my friends who volunteers at my church every Sunday morning always stops at Panera for a hazelnut coffee so I got him a $10 gift card so the next few weeks are one me. Another time I heard a friend mention

Cotton Babies Cyber Cookie Swap
December 14, 2010 6:13 am | by

One of my favorite parts of the holidays are the delicious foods, especially the abundance of sweets. I especially like parties that involve sharing foods and gaining new recipes, like cookie swaps. We know with the wild weather last weekend some of you may be stuck indoors, so today we’re hosting a cyber cookie swap party! No need to leave the house to join our party. One of my favorite cookie recipes is one I have been making since I was old enough to stir. With four simple ingredients and easy enough for little hands to help with, it’s a

From Jenn: Favorite Drink Recipe from a Friend
December 2, 2010 1:58 pm | by

This is one of Jenn’s favorite drink recipes from her friend, Bekah, a Cotton Babies blogger. We’re sharing this recipe again and reposting it so you can find it easily when you need a little treat on a long day. Bookmark this page so you can enjoy peppermint mochas all winter long! I love a good peppermint mocha during the cold midwest winter months. However, if you’ve ever dared to investigate the fat and sugar (aka high fructose corn syrup) content of your favorite coffee restaurants, you likely found yourself feeling guilty and/or grossed out. This is why I have

How To: Turkey Dinner for the Holidays
November 23, 2010 6:00 am | by

As we were discussing what to post on the blog around Thanksgiving, we started laughing in the office about how many of us have completely failed at trying to have a turkey dinner. Most of us have had at least one spectacular failure… many of the others had just never tried. My assistant, Rita, has previously offered to share her mother’s recipe for a successful Thanksgiving Day with me and I’d foolishly declined… thinking I’d be just fine. Unfortunately, last year’s Thanksgiving was a total train wreck. At 4pm (lunch was supposed to be at 2), I was near tears

Be a bum giv’n genius!
December 1, 2009 10:38 am | by

Looking for a way to give this season? Be a bum giv’n genius. Cotton Babies has teamed with Sheltering Wings orphanage in Burkina Faso, West Africa since 2006 by providing formula and cloth diapers to feed and diaper the babies in their care. We are excited to send a little extra this year to help improve and grow their orphanage, schools & medical clinic. We know times are hard, but we want to extend an invitation to our always loyal customers to join us in giving the gift of hope. Click here to make a donation – no gift is