Archive for 2011

Christmas Cactus

How this happens every year, without any intervention, is still beyond me. Each year as the days grow shorter, my little Christmas Cactus lives up to its name -- my little Cactus beautifully announces the coming of...

Pre-Holiday Getaway – A St. Augustine B&B Escape

What do you do when the Christmas crunch is on with presents left to buy, packages to wrap, cards to mail, cookies and rolls to make? My solution is to run away for a holiday getaway...

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 – Christmas Tree Press Cookies

Press cookies have been a staple in our kitchens for years now and these Christmas Trees are super simple and a no-brainer for the holiday season. They are prefect little bit sizes of cookie perfection. Young and...

My Little Waynesburg Under the Christmas Tree

Many years ago when our children were young girls, my mother-in-law offered our family the American Flyer electric train that she bought for her boys in the early 1950s. I have since recreated my hometown of...

Make a Wine Cork Wreath for your holiday door

I saw a wine cork wreath as an auction item at a local Holiday show and just had to have it. Since I didn't "win" the auction, I decided to make it. This "craft" was something that...

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain from a Foodie

The most wonderful time of the year is here - the holiday season, or the most difficult time of the year for those of use trying to loose weight and keep our eyes on the scale. ...

Waiting Calendar

What is it reason for the holiday season? My 4 year old reminded us all of this in a very simple way after school one afternoon.

“My” Holiday Decorating

For the me the coming of the Christmas season begins with the opening of the "blue bins." Inside each are treasures I have collected over the years. Most of it is fragile. Some is valuable. All is...

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 2 – Nut Horns

This is the story of the famous Cookie Grandma and the legacy she left to her friends and family - her famous nut horn cookies made each Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies – Day 1: Good Luck Nut Crescents

We are sharing one cookie recipe a day in our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Today the crumbly, buttery, sugary Good Luck Nut Crescent Cookie.