Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holly Day Blog Hop!!!!

Beginning to day at 6 pm EST, Check out all of the fabulous holiday-themed projects, gift ideas, and more from our wonderful EtsyMom Blog Hop Contributors from around the world!! HOP ENDS TONITE, DEC 11TH AT MIDNITE PST!

Here's how it works:
1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, start back at the EtsyMom Blog. You may have to scroll down a bit on the blogs to find the Blog Hop posts as the week progresses.
2. Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
3. Enter to win our giveaway by doing any of the following. For each thing you do, you will be entered into the drawing one more time:

~Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
~Leave a comment on the Holly Day Blog Hop posts for any of the blogs listed above between Dec 5 and Dec 11, 2010.
~Join the EtsyMom Blog email list (fill out the form in the right hand column).
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To let us know you've done these things, please come back to the EtsyMom Blog post and leave a comment for each thing you did, i.e. one comment for posting on your blog, another comment for posting on facebook, and another comment for joining our email newsletter. If you post it all in one comment, it will count as one entry.On December 11, 2010 we'll choose a winner using the Random Integer Generator from The winner will receive this super sweet gift basket full of handmade holiday goodies, including

a pair of Turquoise Earrings from
a lampwork bead bracelet by
sterling silver and Swarovski pearl/crystal holiday earrings by
a cream colored cotton scarf given by
a raincloud ornament from
a matching splat mat and baby bib from
two pair of earrings from
a gift pack of over 30 pages of vintage paper ephemera by
a lovely sustainable stocking from
a set of holly jolly gift tags from
a set of toddler pajamas in a style of the winner's choice from
a $15 gift certificate from
A gift certificate from http://babyswank.etsy,com/
A Custom copper heart necklace from
Winner's choice of a custom digital design from http://allyouneeddesigns.etsy,com/

Today we're sharing a yummy molasses cookie recipe, brought to you by

This recipe was given to me by my friend of many years, Emily. Her Mother and Grandmother both have used this recipe during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It has now become one of our favorites! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Molasses Cookie Recipe

¾ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
¼ cup molasses
1 egg
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger

Mix ingredients together in a bowl. It works better if you use your hands to mix. Roll dough into small balls and then roll the balls in a bowl of sugar. You can use white sugar, or the pretty colored decorating sugar, whatever you prefer. Grease cookie sheets and place cookies on sheet. Bake at 375ยบ for 7 to 9 minutes. I prefer my cookies chewy so I bake for 7 minutes. Enjoy!

Now, please take the opportunity to visit the next blog in our hop: