Do you suppose there is less crime in the month of December?  I mean with the general feeling of good will toward mankind I have to wonder if crimes against others are reduced.  Every year as I get older, I appreciate and notice the spirit of the season that Christmastime brings more deeply.  The feeling of warmth coming from somewhere deep inside.  A feeling of joy and generosity.  I get so excited to bake and decorate, but it is not a selfish excitement.  I get excited to make someone else’s day by bringing them cookies or giving them a present.

As we get into December and the mayhem that inevitably comes with the holidays will threaten to make us crazy, I encourage us all to stop and remember the reason for the season.  And that is Love.  Let us remember this good living mentality that seems to be most prominent at this time of year and to carry that desire to please others and make them happy through the entire year.  I’m just saying, wouldn’t it be great?  And after all, good living comes from the little things that we do for others that can make the biggest difference.  These things make us feel good and you really never know what an impact a simple act of kindness may be having on someone else’s life.

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combine cereals and pretzels in large bowls

in a medium saucepan, combine all other ingredients (EXCEPT M&Ms) and heat to a boil

pour melted butter  mixture over cereals, stir to combine and bake and add M&Ms after cooled

Do you notice the spirit of the season?

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This post is linked at Tidy Mom I’m Lovin’ It Fridays

 

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8 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    I love making things for other people. The best part is baking for others and giving them presents! 😀 This looks super yummy.

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

      I know I agree!

      Reply

  2. Cassie
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    Perfect combo of salty and sweet. I am planning to make some party mix this weekend!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

      It is great, but the sweet and salty combo makes it so addicting!

      Reply

  3. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Ok, I totally agree, my spirits are lifted during the holidays and more so now that I’m older!
    Love the sounds of this and love those cute boxes too!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

      I know I seriously just feel so giddy all the time!

      Reply

  4. Kelly
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    This is such a cute idea and your blog is GORGEOUS!! I will be back often!! xoxo

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment! I just discovered you also and feel the same about your blog!

      Reply

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