Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas
 

Today's Menu

 
 
Cream of Roasted Red Pepper Soup with a Basil Pesto drizzle
Salad with fresh Blueberries & Blue Cheese
Fillet Mignon
Mushroom Medley saute' in Cuvee Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( From our very own Olive Scene) Garlic & Fresh Rosemary
Buttermilk Biscuits
 
Almond Sugar Cookies
Peppermint Bark
Russian Tea Cookies
 
 
 
Almond Sugar Cookies
 
 
 
 Home Made Peppermint Bark

 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmans Eve!


Christmas Eve!
 
  I remember the magic as a child. Santa, his sleigh and the Reindeer of course. 
 
Now the birth of Jesus means the birth of hope, love & forgiveness.  Of equality for all.
 

 



 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

4 day countdown Snow Men -" Let it Snow"

Who Remembers making a Snowman, or watching Raymond Briggs "The Snowman"
 
 
 
 
I think this was one of my favorite parts of Winter.
 
 
 
Part of my Snowman  Collection!
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

5 Day Count Down to Christmas

With Christmas right around the corner....
 
I thought I would share some of our Holiday House with all of you.
 
Every year we put up a live tree.  I remember growing up, my mother wanted very much to transition into a fake tree.  I would protest until finally she would give in, and to my delight, we would go out and  purchase our live tree.  
 
She would lament that one day I would understand why she did not want to get a live tree, as the mess from all of the needles was just too much work.  We never had a Fraser Fur. 
 

 
While it is true that when you are the one cleaning up the mess, your perspective is somewhat different than those just enjoying the tree. 
 
I still love a live tree in the home.  It has a special way of bringing hope, wonder and that lovely scent of pine into our home at Christmas time.  Yes, there is more work at the end of it all.  But so worth it!

 




 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Close Up of Pillow Details

 
 
Details
 
 



Handmade Pillow for a very special Aunt

Happy Holidays Everyone!
 
I
 hope
everyone
 is  done
 shopping and baking,
and dressing the house and tree! 
Not
 me.
 
 
 
 
 So just to reduce some stress.  I just had to try my creative hand on this Handmade Pillow. I know exactly who the receiver of this gift is going to be too.   My lovely and very special Aunt.
  I sure hope she likes it.



 
Merry Christmas
 
To My Aunt


It's not the things that can be bought that are life's richest treasure,

It's just the little heart gifts that money cannot measure . . .

A cheerful smile, a friendly word, a sympathetic nod

Are priceless little treasures from the storehouse of our God . . .

They are the things that can't be bought with silver or with gold,

For thoughtfulness and kindness and love are never sold . . .

They are the priceless things in life for which no one can pay,

And the giver finds rich recompense in giving them away.

And who does more good for others that everyone else can't

Than my understanding, kind and wise and selfless, loving Aunt



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Inspiration

 
When it comes to Dressing up our Home for the Holidays, I like to keep it very Simple!
 
 
Here are some easy ways to add a little sparkle for the Holidays!
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS


Mercury Glass

 
Mini Trees under a Cloche

 
Little Golden Sparrows in Woodland Greenery

 
Doggy Treats all Dressed up

 
DOVES = PEACE

 
Add Jeweled Ornaments to Chandelier