Someone in our family has been making these cookies since I can remember…Gram, Mom, myself…they always get made during the holidays. They are so easy, take very few ingredients, time or skill. Church Windows…they are sometimes called Cathedral Windows. (depending on your religion? 😉 I don’t know, but whatever you might call them they are… Read More Easy Christmas Cookies-Church Windows
My dad made me this little house two years ago. It stands about 3 feet tall. It has weathered summers, springs and falls complete with rain, wind, heat, and cold. It spends most of it’s days outside on our deck. In the winter though, it finds itself inside in warmer temperatures. There is a light… Read More Christmas Fairy House
BBQ sauce, Buffalo sauce, Sausage, Bacon, Vegetables, cookies and far too much cheese consumed my day on Monday. All for a worthy cause will I lay myself down to the cheese gods. We hosted our church board for a Christmas Party on Monday evening, a very worthy cause. Our board works really hard throughout the… Read More Pizza Party for 12!
I love Christmas! It’s filled with family, food, parties, potlucks, parties, cookies, lights, presents, parties. And did I mention parties? It seems impossible that Christmas is once again ALMOST here!! This year, for us at least, has gone by extraordinarily fast. As much as gatherings and parties and activities are fun there does come a point where… Read More 25 Free Family Christmas Activity Ideas
I can take zero amounts of credit for this cookie recipe, but it’s my favorite. The book it came in, a Mrs. Fields Best Cookie Book Ever!, was either a bridal shower or wedding gift back in the day. It’s the only sugar cookie recipe I’ve used since then. It has proven itself over 18 1/2… Read More Sugar Cookie Recipe
Somewhere over the last year or so Daisy slowly began the work of working her way onto our bed at night. She wasn’t allowed to before. Ever. As in: EVER. The thought of dog fur on my blankets doesn’t exactly make me sleep at night. Anyway…as we began to do family devotions and night time… Read More #thestruggleisreal
With so many holiday parties coming up in the next few weeks, I thought a post on gifts for the host or hostess would be appropriate. While not every hostess expects a gift, bringing a little thank you gift that acknowledges the host family sends a message of appreciation. Putting together a party is time… Read More Hostess Gift Ideas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! My goodness it seems like Christmas this year came really fast. Am I the only one? Thankfully I’m half done our Christmas shopping already..just having my kiddos to shop for. I love love all things Christmas! Joining the throngs of shoppers at midnight makes my heart flutter.… Read More Christmas Shopping Gift Suggestions for Book Lovers