Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Since we last talked, this is what has been happening...
I got all my baking finished in three days...12 kinds of cookies plus kolacky, a Polish cookie my Mom used to make. I took my own advise and when I was finished I had some fun...
Also all of my brothers and their families were able to join us.
Now to get the house back in order, and plan a little something for new year's eve for my sweetheart and I..
Thanks for stopping by and for your friendship and kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Happy Birthday Kristen, may all of your dreams come true! I love you so!
Baking starts NOW. I have 3 lbs of butter softening on the counter with three more in the fridge. I'm gonna try to bake as many cookies as possible today and tomorrow, then move on to all the other stuff that needs to be done before my family arrives. Christmas carols playing, thoughts of Mom and Dad in my heart will make baking a pleasure. Hope to show you some finished cookies soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Comfy House and I have not been friends for very long, but we made a connection from our first meeting and now have friendship that I cherish. We met for breakfast on Monday, when every part of me was saying no, don't go, except my heart that needed to see my friend.
We had a great conversation, a delicious breakfast and many warm hugs. It was just what I needed to get me back on the path to Christmas, and following my mantra for this holiday...
Don't get so wrapped up in the holiday hustle and bustle that you forget to enjoy yourself.
Melanie brought me so many beautiful gifts, but none as wonderful as a warm and loving heart, a friendship through thick and thin. Priceless treasures. Thank you Mel. I love you!
Jean and Tom's cozy great room
I wanted to show you what our Guild did for our local Mental Health Center this Christmas. With funds from our treasury, we purchased gifts for 32 residents.
Hope that all is calm and bright at your home. Be back soon my friends.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy this beautiful day.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
One more thing...
"Don't get so wrapped up in the holiday hustle and bustle that you forget to enjoy yourself!"
I saw that in Better Homes and Gardens and I am taking it to heart Thanks so much for stopping in.
Enjoy this beautiful day.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Oh yes, I am loving the look of boxwood wreaths, but was hit with sticker shock when I saw them at the perennial farm. Little did I know when I spent $16 on two bunches of boxwood to make my own wreath, that there were boxwood wreaths at Trader Joe's for $10! (Thanks for the heads up Melanie ;-) Oh well, it was fun and easy to make my own. If you have a boxwood hedge or even a pine tree, you can make a wreath
I used a old plaid scarf to hang my wreath on my garbage picked door. Classing up the place for the holidays. I was inspired by my friend Joy at Savvy City Farmer. Joy uses plaid in the most wonderful way. When I found this scarf I knew how I would use it. So there you go, head out to the yard with some clippers or to Trader Joe's.
A boxwood wreath for Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by my friends. Enjoy this beautiful day.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Northwind Perennial Farm and got to see all of the amazing Christmas finery. Such a magical place to wander. Guided by friendly dogs and cats and chickens, even a gaggle of geese!
I came home with two bunches of boxwood and I made a wreath...want to see how? Come back tomorrow and I'll show you. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day.