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Holiday doin’s

We had a great weekend around here! John and I hosted the annual Christmas Eve dinner. It was crazy warm, too.

We had Christmas cocktails this year for something fun. I rimmed the glasses with white chocolate and sugar crystals:


Since my niece photobombed, I made her take a picture with […]

Making Merry!

We had a wonderful Christmasy couple of days! Christmas Eve and Christmas are real family days and we get together both days. John and I hosted the Christmas Eve dinner, which is tradition anymore it seems. Even though I worked most of the day on the eve, preparing dinner went really easily, which was both […]

Merry Christmas Eve!

I am working today on and off as we prep for Christmas Eve dinner. One of the nice things about working from home is that I can get things started at various times during the day.

Pixie is ready:

She says, “I totally will not be messing with this stuff when you aren’t […]

Holiday Fun!

What a great holiday it was! It starts at our house on Christmas Eve. I worked some, but it was pretty slow, so we could prep for dinner pretty easily.

Table set up:


My great grandmother’s service, which I now have.

John did his specialty – the sugared pecans.

AKA crack […]

Christmas in the Country

Saturday was girl’s day out!!!

One of my favorite winter events is Christmas in the Country. It is an open house tour where various rural artisans open up their houses to sell their wares. It comes with a map that is so not to scale that it is laughable.

The houses are all […]

Christmas Feast

Hope you all had a most wonderful holiday!

We actually had a nice quiet Christmas as we did the big dinner on Christmas Eve, as has become the tradition over the last few years. Isn’t it funny how traditions just develop without thinking about them?

John and I did a lot of prepping and […]

Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for listening to my guitar playing! I was a bit nervous putting it out there, but really – doing a video is so much easier than a live performance I will do a couple others next week.

How about just a random Christmas countdown for the day? It’s been a bit […]

Food, family, and fun!

Well, here I sit taking a break from work on Sunday (back at the grind already). I can’t believe how fast the last couple of days went.

We had a wonderful holiday. Christmas eve and we had the spread set out. We had a little snack table before dinner with cheese and crackers (snow flake-shaped, […]

Merry Christmas Eve and hot 100 update

Christmas Eve! This is the day I like the best because on Christmas it is all over. I love the festiveness and the lights and the feeling of anticipation on the eve.

One of my favorite things to do is late at night on Christmas eve is to turn on holiday music and sit […]

Trimming the tree!

The first real holiday weekend! Well, I only had Saturday off, but who’s counting?

On Saturday, my mother and I went to the Shirt Factory, which is a giant old building where they used to make shirts, oddly enough. It now houses artists and their studios, along with a few other businesses. It is […]