15 Must-See AMAZING Magnified Snowflake Photos!


Hey friends! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?  Here is a close-up of what makes that happen. Years ago – at least ten or more – I bought a little book from the book store that was nothing but magnified photos of snowflakes.  I could not believe what I was seeing as I turned the pages.  Truly amazing. A while … [Read more...]

Winter Hot Chocolate Mix – For Home Or Gift


Good morning! A little over a year ago, I showed you how I create a winterized beverage station  each year for family and guests to enjoy. The time has come once again to get it all stocked and ready to go – and that includes making my dry hot chocolate mix. This mix is a special treat.  In other words sweet, … [Read more...]

Five Useful Christmas What-Nots, Just For You!

silent night sheet music

Happy Wednesday all. Hopefully, by the time you read this post, I will have found some time to get my Christmas decorations out in preparation of getting our tree this weekend.   Cross your fingers for me! Today I wanted to share some fun holiday related finds that you may find useful.  Let’s start off with this … [Read more...]

DIY: Christmas In-A-Word Ornaments


Good morning! Yesterday, I showed you my take on a Melted Snowman ornament.  Today, we are heading in a different direction. It is all about what Christmas means… in a single word.   I started out by coming up with words that “mean” Christmas to me.  Once I put pen to paper, I came up with many.  Too many.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Melted Snowman Ornaments


Today is the official kick-off to my Christmas season and what better way than with a DIY? How about a Melted Snowman Ornament?  Well, here is my version...     Using clear glass ornaments that you can purchase at any craft store (you can also get plastic), fill each one about 1/4 full with kosher … [Read more...]

Five Christmas Stockings You Can Make – Via Martha

Martha Stewart's Sweater Stockings

Good morning! It is the last day of Thanksgiving weekend and I bet by the time the leftovers made their first appearance, many of you had already decked your halls with Christmas. Me?  Not even close. I’m hoping to be able to get some decorating done this week if time allows – a head start before we get our tree next … [Read more...]

Rewind & Fast Forward. 11/24/2012


So….have you recovered?  Still eating those leftovers? Any Black Friday success? We are winding things down here.  We will be taking Eryn to the airport later today to head back to college – but she’ll be back in a few weeks for Christmas break.  Everyone else is “doing their thing” and I am getting ready to pull … [Read more...]

Choosing, Nurturing & Flocking Your Tree


How many of you will be heading out to get your Christmas tree as soon as those Thanksgiving leftovers are stowed away in the refrigerator and your checkbook is exhausted from Black Friday? For us, the weekend of Thanksgiving means college football and Christmas Vacation so no tree for us quite yet. As much as I love my … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Defined


    Source Have the most wonderful Thanksgiving – ever! … [Read more...]

The Fighting Sullivans: A Reminder From History To Be Thankful


Good morning! The other day, I was talking about my memories of Thanksgiving when I was a kid. One that I didn’t mention was something I did with my dad for many Thanksgivings – watch The Fighting Sullivans.  I used to watch a lot of old movies with my dad and this is one of my favorites.  So much so, that I bought the DVD … [Read more...]