Tablescapes, Sugar Bowl Santa

  We have had quite a Christmas in Alabama this year       After a devastating loss to our arch rival, Auburn, in the Iron Bowl, we thought our football season was over  😢         Then we got an early Christmas present Dec. 6 when it was announced that Alabama was … Continue reading

Holidays, Cranberry Pie

This cranberry pie is light and refreshing     It’s an ideal dessert after a heavy holiday meal         The crust is really different, it’s made with Gingersnap cookies and pecans       Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or use a food processor     … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho! Only 1 day to go!     Wishing you much Joy & Merry and a Christmas that is extraordinary!       May your coal taste like candy     May stars and snowflakes hang from your chandy       May you glow in the joy of the season     … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Coal Candy

  Have you been good this year?     Santa’s watching you know…         And he has a large supply of coal!         The elves make it for him         They melt chocolate and butterscotch chips         Then they add peanut butter   … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Last Minute Easy Gifts in a Snap!

  “Hey Mom, can you give me some ideas for a cute and easy food type gift for my co-workers?”       Rosemary salt   Peppermint Snowballs Everything Seasoning Bacon Salt   Holiday Jars Coconut Rum Snowball in a Jar Praline Pecans Cheddar Cheese Cookies Almond Spirals White Trash Snack Mix Raspberry White Chocolate … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Candyland

    Is there anything cuter than the sheer delight candy brings to a child’s face? The tricky part is keeping them from eating it!     The  gingerbread houses were ready for decorating with muffin tins full of goodies       And I was itching to do a little decorating myself…     … Continue reading

Holidays, Angel choir Vignette

  One of my favorite decorations for the holidays are these humble angels made with burlap, wine bottles, pipe cleaners and shiny decorative trimmings {tutorial here}     They move  around from year to year     Singing on the mantel       on a shelf     or a sofa table     … Continue reading

Holidays, Frosty’s Meltdown

  Frosty makes an appearance at our house every year     He loves to surprise visitors in the powder room!     One year he took a Bubble Bath     One year he took a Shower     Last year he had a Spa Day     Complete with Snowman Makeup!     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Holiday Woodland

  I seem to be decorating backwards this year 😂     Our tree is still in a bucket of water outside but the dining room table is ready for Christmas Eve!       Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop     Chloe keeps us hopping every season when … Continue reading

Holidays, Coastal Christmas

Welcome to day 4 of the Celebrate and Decorate Holiday Home Hop! It brings me great JOY to have you here!     We don’t spend much time at our coastal home during the holidays       But we love to decorate and enjoy the holiday decor over New Year’s and into January   … Continue reading

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