DIY Fire Starters (A Great Gift Idea)

DIY Fire Starter

How is your Christmas shopping going?  I’m way behind, probably because I’d rather spend my free time crafting or cooking rather than shopping.  If you are looking for a simple gift that is great for a friend or neighbor, consider making  DIY Fire Starters. If you don’t need a gift idea but enjoy an evening by […]

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Nestle Toll House DelightFulls

Nestle Toll House DelightFulls with Peanut Butter Filling

This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House, but my love for their DelightFulls filled morsels is all my own.   #TollHouseTime, #NestleTollHouse #DelightFulls A favorite holiday tradition for most families is baking.  My mom used to bake batches of cookies for us to enjoy and so did my grandmother.  When my grandmother arrived for her […]

Low Calorie Russian Tea

Low Calorie Russian Tea

My first memory of Russian Tea was my grandmother bringing it to our house along with tin after tin of cookies when she came to visit at Christmas.  Granny packaged her Russian Tea in a Sanka  bottle and we enjoy an occasional cup the rest of the winter. I always enjoy Russian Tea but I […]

Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas in the Kitchen by

  Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!  Last year we traveled for Christmas and I chose not to decorate, so it has been a real pleasure this year to make my home festive for the season.   It’s been several years since I’ve shared kitchen pictures with you, so I’ll give a little bit of our […]

Olive and Red Pepper Mediterranean Dip {With a Kick!}

Olive-Red Pepper-Mediterranian Dip

Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s post and for inspiring me to create a unique recipe for the holidays.   #MezzettaMemories  #SharingJoy In my family a relish tray is a staple on a holiday table.  We all enjoy the olives and homemade pickles that are staples on the tray.  I think my love of olives […]

Sparkly Snowflake Ornament

Sparkly Snowflake Ornament by

Welcome to the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour bought to you by my friend Sondra Lyn from Sondra Lyn at Home and co-hosted by Michele from Our Rosey Life.   I am delighted to be part of this talented group sharing projects this week. Here is the line-up for the week: Monday – […]

Four Calling Birds Themed Christmas Mantel

Four Calling Birds Mantel by

Can you ever remember not hearing or singing The Twelve Days of Christmas?  I know I can’t! This year I joined a group of bloggers to bring you a week’s worth of Christmas cheer inspired by this traditional Christmas song. My mantel’s theme for this Christmas season is Four Calling Birds. My mantel design started […]

Christmas Curb Appeal 2014

Christmas Curb Appeal 2014 from

It’s finally here, the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! I’m starting December by joining a group of blogging friends for a Welcome Home Christmas Tour.  Each day this week we are sharing how we welcome others to our homes for Christmas. Our home is on a corner lot and can be seen on […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gardener

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gardener

  Yikes!  Tomorrow is December 1st!  How is your holiday shopping going?  I’ll admit that I’ve done more decorating than shopping and need to get busy. Do you have a gardener in your life for whom you need a few gift ideas?  I’m sharing gift ideas that the gardener in your life is sure to […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner

Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner

  Have you started your holiday shopping?  I’ve barely made a dent in mine and am hoping to get a lot accomplished in the next week so that I can enjoy the season without the stress of shopping. Now that we can easily shop online, shopping isn’t nearly as stressful as it used to be […]