Category Archives: holidays

10 Things–What Made Me Happy This Christmas

The past couple of nights I’ve stayed up into the wee hours gathering photos for my December Daily album. This Christmas has just been so special.  The thing is, it’s not as if we did anything out of the ordinary … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

What I should be doing – taking down the “pretty tree” before it becomes an even bigger fire hazard than it already is. What I am doing instead – drinking coffee and looking through all the pictures I took at … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts

The presents have been unwrapped and the frenzy of the holiday is over.  Now it’s just me and the Christmas Tree in the peace and quiet.   It’s seems like so much of the holidays these days is about excess.  … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

As I sat down to write this blog post, I immediately noticed three things: I need to water my poinsettias There is a giant cobweb in the fireplace The cat has yacked up a giant hairball on the Christmas tree … Continue reading

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My Not-so-empty Nest

I am a walking Hallmark commercial today – my delightful daughter is coming home for Christmas break and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it.  I am so proud of Kelsey and how she successfully completed kicked-ass! in the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Christmas Trees

I have a confession to make – I have BPCTD Or, as it’s more commonly know, Bi-Polar Christmas Tree Disorder To better show you how my affliction presents itself, I submit the following exhibits: Exhibit A – The “Pretty” Tree … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake Balls

I’ve made cake balls several times now since my first batch of football shaped cake balls.  I think it must have been beginners’ luck because since then, I haven’t been all that happy with how they’ve turned out.  Most recently … Continue reading

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All Decked Out

Next week the neighborhood garden club meeting/party is at my house and there’s nothing like a Christmas party to motivate me to get my Christmas decorations done. Christmas trees – check Staircase garland – check Dining room buffet – check … Continue reading

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DIY Christmas Candle Ring

I finally got all my Christmas decorations put up this week.  But when I looked at the mantle in our living room I was kinda underwhelmed.  So what did I do?  I went to Pinterest, of course, for some inspiration! … Continue reading

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December Daily 2011

I just love this quote by Karl Barth, “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” I love the notion that one way I can express my gratitude to God just by being happy in my life {imperfections and all!}.   It … Continue reading

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