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10 tunes to take you through the holidays

10 tunes to take you through the holidays
There is nothing like Christmas music to put you in a festive mood, right? While I do not break the cardinal sin of playing Christmas music before the turkey is done, I do listen to it throughout the month of December. Thought I would share a couple of this year’s favorites… First up, Drummer Boy by Jars of Clay. Have to be honest. Don’t usually jam to Christian rock, but this version of... 

Silver and red Christmas decor

Silver and red Christmas decor
Ummm. How to start this post… Welcome visitors from Today’s Creative Blog! I am so honored to have been featured by Kim. She is an amazing woman and I am grateful to count her as one of my friends. Getting on with things…Several people have asked about my holiday decorations, so I thought I would throw up a couple of quick photos. Remember the fun pinecone wreath I made last month? Well, the... 

Easy gingerbread cookie recipe

Easy gingerbread cookie recipe
My darling friend Jen hosted a fun holiday cookie exchange today. She is an absolutely amazing host and it was really fun to spend some time with the girls before Christmas hits! So you’ve been to a cookie exchange before??? Each participant brings a set number of their favorite holiday cookie and leaves with an assortment of the same number. In this case, it was four dozen. I know. That’s a heck... 

How to prepare forced bulbs for the holidays

How to prepare forced bulbs for the holidays
There’s nothing like walking into a home filled with the scents of Christmas…paperwhites, peppermint, gingerbread and evergreen. In an instant, you know that the holidays have arrived. This year, I am inspired by both the simplicity and beauty of natural holiday decor (thanks in large part to the wonderful ladies at Thanksgiving Point’s Emporium). The practice of celebrating the holidays surrounded... 

Sunday sentiment: cherish peace and goodwill

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. – Calvin Coolidge  Read More →
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