Party Panache, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

  Do you have a traditional dish you serve on Christmas Eve?         I know a lot of people have lasagna         Even though lasagna takes a little time to prep, it’s a perfect do ahead meal for busy holidays         This lasagna has layers of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Lights Gift Bag

  Today we’re going to make some gift bags!         This is super fun and you do not have to have special skills, I promise!         Draw a loopy line with a felt tip marker         Then draw another line weaving back and forth over the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tis the Season!

  With our turkey barely digested, here we are in the first week of December! ‘Tis the Season!           Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Hop Tables to delight and inspire you all week long!           Ho ho ho, here we go!     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Chargers

    Is your tradition spending Thanksgiving weekend decorating for Christmas?         We always get a real tree, but don’t put it up until closer to Christmas In the meantime I enjoy decorating other parts of the house Especially the table!       Today we are going to paint some holiday … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

  I wish you all a very blessed holiday Season! As we gather today, remember this…         We are having an “upside down” Thanksgiving HHjr, his boys, and I will have the main meal early in the afternoon Later, when DD’s family arrives we will celebrate again with appetizers and desserts in … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

  And just like that, on Sunday it’s December! 🎄 I apologize for posting this before Thanksgiving I mean no disrespect at all… I LOVE Thanksgiving       I’m sure you’re busy with last minute turkey things, so bookmark this and read it later if you get a chance… The next few days are … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds

  Here is an easy way to add sweet potatoes to your holiday meals Not only are they easy but they look elegant They can be prepared ahead of time and are simple to serve         They can be prepared for 1 or a crowd         Choose large sweet … Continue reading

Holidays, Transistions

  Please tell me your house isn’t perfectly decorated for Christmas… With a beautiful table set for Thanksgiving too… and wonderful aromas drifting from your kitchen… It’s not?  Oh good! Because I’m in the stage I like to call a Holiday Hot Mess!         Things are migrating…         It … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Godwinks

  I have been trying to make November slow down,  and enjoy every minute of this peaceful month as we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays ahead         Thanksgiving is bittersweet to me My youngest son was born on Thanksgiving, and it was HH’s favorite holiday I lost them both too early, … Continue reading

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