A Homemade Christmas Book Review and Giveaway – Ends 11-24-10

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First, I would like to Thank Harlequin for giving me this opportunity to do this review.  There are plenty of kid-friendly projects, which is a great time to create handcrafted gifts and decorations, along with making home-baked goodies and enjoying quality time with the family.

This book has some great recipes, just to name a few, Shortbread Sugar Cookies, Russian Tea Cake Cookies, One-Pot Chicken and Vegetables, Hot Spiced Cider and so many more. 

The philosophy behind  A Homemade Christmas is simple:  Giving  part of yourself, your time, efforts and talent and will help you get into the genuine holiday spirit.

Making something with your own hands—whether it’s a plate of just-baked cookies, a handcrafted stocking, a homemade wreath, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great way to connect with the true meaning of Christmas.

From holiday decorating to gift giving, A Homemade Christmas is chock-full of projects, recipes, tips, and helpful hints that are guaranteed to add a homemade touch to your holiday season.  Open this charming volume to any page and discover a wealth of practical and easy-to-accomplish ideas for a homemade holiday:

• create personal, distinctive holiday greetings

• deck the halls with festive, handmade trimmings

• cook simple but memorable homemade dishes

• make unique, handcrafted gifts

• share the joy of the season with friends and family

Packed with inspiration and how-to’s for ideas that are family-friendly and eco-conscious, festive and meaningful, A Homemade Christmas will put homemade back into your holidays!

About the Author:
Tina Barseghian is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer, editor, author and blogger.  After working at Ready Made and Craft magazines, writing a DIY design blog and authoring the book Get a Hobby! 101 All-consuming Diversions for Every Lifestyle, she’s learned a thing or two about making things by hand.  By far the most important lesson: Have fun and enjoy the process.

The Chapters in this Book are:

  • Chapter One: Greeting
  • Chapter Two: Trimming
  • Chapter Three: Cooking
  • Chapter Four: Giving
  • Chapter Five: Celebrating

(128 Pages, $14.95 U.S.)

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This item is featured in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Be sure to check back often and don’t forget to visit the Gift Guide at Cocktails With Mom to see what she had to offer.

A product was received for review.  I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.

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