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Face Masks Suburbangrandma Style

This is an updated version of this post, due to minor adjustments made to the original design of this face mask.
Suburbangrandma switched gears from cooking and baking to face mask making!

“The CDC has declared that in a time of crisis as we are in now, handmade masks are acceptable and can provide healthcare workers with an additional layer of protection, saving their low supply surgical grade mask inventory.  They are also utilizing these masks with those in the hospitals to help slow the spread to the other healthcare professionals” – quote from the President and CEO of Joann Fabric Corp.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

Today I will share few pictures of the beautiful Christmas decorations in my church; St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware.  It is an Eastern Rite church, with rich Ukrainian culture and beautifully sang liturgy.

We follow the Julian calendar, hence Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25th.  However, Christmas Eve is very special in Ukrainian culture, as well as in Polish culture, as at the sight of the first star the Christmas celebration begins with a 12 course meatless supper, followed by a midnight Liturgy to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Christening Party Decorations

I love crafts and appreciate other people’s craft talents.
Recently I was attending a Christening party for a little girl, and just adored all the decorations created by her Mom.
She used flowers from her mother’s garden, mason jars for vases, burlap for table runners and vase decoration.
She purchased crape paper flowers and burlap banners with stamped letters, to add some finishing touches and to pull it all together nicely.

Bridal Shower – Fun Decorations and Games

Once again I was honored to attend a Bridal Shower which was very elegant and fun, hosted by the Mother of the Bride.
It took place at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. The venue and the view was beautiful.
The Bride To Be loves flowers used in Ukrainian wreath arrangements, such as Poppies, Sunflowers, Daisies and Cornflowers, hence these were utilized in the decor for her Bridal Shower.

Baby Sprinkle Party – Fun Craft Activity

Spring is a very popular season for baby showers, but his time I attended a Baby Sprinkle Party.
Baby showers are usually hosted for the First Born child, since the new parents are starting from scratch, and get overwhelmed by how many different things this little person will need almost immediately after its arrival.
In the past Baby Shower was the only time the new parents were showered with substantial baby gifts.  However nowadays the second born, especially if it’s of a different gender, also is lucky to receive some smaller gifts through a Baby Sprinkle party.