Holidays, Christmas in July, Holiday Jump Start

When I walked into Hobby Lobby last week and saw the employees filling up the shelves with Christmas and holiday items I was shocked…not that I don’t realize that stores, especially craft stores, start pushing holidays early… I think I was surprised that summer was already starting to wind down! Well, if you can’t fight … Continue reading

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

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