This last month I tasted a delicious appetizer for the first time. And I might just have to say here that I am simply crazy over it. It was made by my dear friend, Karen, who happens to be a gifted cook among other things. Recently I also made it, and took it to a […]
This beautiful picture by Simon Dewey is called “His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful”. What a remarkable and talented artist. His works always leave me in awe. Today is Christmas Eve Eve, when we can finally move past the shopping and the mailing of packages, and focus on the Nativity, the real meaning of the […]
We have so many old music books around our house and I have purchased some vintage music on eBay. What better way to use an old music book than to brighten the Holidays with homemade music ornaments! I featured these in my last post on the Christmas nook, and today will show you how to […]
I am dreaming of a white Christmas because although it is freezing cold out, there is no snow. So I thought the very least I could do was to decorate the kitchen nook in all white, creams, and sparkles, with a bit of burlap, of course!
In my last post I shared some of my favorite holiday food gift ideas. Today I want to share one more gift idea that is great for the special ladies in your life. I really love these bath salts as personal gifts for friends or teachers. Soaking with these salts really does relax those sore, […]
Every year, we each get to ask ourselves the same ol’ question, “What am I giving out for Christmas to my neighbors, to my friends, and to the children’s teacher?” Today I have three fun food ideas that I hope will spark some easy creativity for you this beautiful Christmas season. And check my next […]
Every year now for the past several years, the kids come to me and ask, “Mom, what do you really want for Christmas this year?” Every year, the answer is the same, “I would love a homemade card.” Over the years, this has become a treasured family tradition.
One of my favorite memories as a young child was sneaking into our living room at night, where our tree was shining brightly, and sitting in front of it cross legged. I would think to myself that that tree, with its sparkling lights and ornaments, was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I […]
This time of year I seem to think about traditions even more than I normally do. With fondness I look back through the years, and cherish the many memories our family has created together. I simply love the magic of the season, and throughout this month, I will share some of my favorite traditions with […]
Growing up, my all-time favorite holiday – without question – was Thanksgiving. Not because of the delicious mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey. Not because of my mother’s delicious carrot pudding with custard sauce that I looked forward to all year. And not even because it was the one day of the year “the boys” (my […]