Fearless Friday, Mimosas and Candy Canes

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Fearless Friday posted early this week so you would have an extra day for some last minute holiday crafts     A Merry Mimosa sign and mixing station     and candy cane card holders     You can read all about it here I wish you the merriest of holidays!   Full of angels … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Merry Mimosa Bar and Candy Cane Easels

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Whew, here we are, December 23!     For a little extra jolly I painted a sign for our bar     Which is all set up as a Merry Mimosa Station     Help yourself!     I used a short piece of board and painted it black     I wanted to incorporate … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Christmas Menu & Last Minute Ideas

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  I spent part of Sunday polishing the menu for our family Christmas Eve Lunch with Santa   If you can take some time a week or so in advance of an event, to make a master grocery list and timeline,  you will be giving yourself a present  🎁 There’s no formal dining for the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Prosciutto & Pesto Puff Pastry Tree

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How about a last minute Wow recipe…     A prosciutto and pesto filled puff pastry Christmas tree!     There was a gingerbread house decorating party on a recent cold Saturday afternoon at the North Pole, and we needed something warm and wonderful to nosh on     I remembered that I had a … Continue reading

Creations, Gingerbread House Cake

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Gingerbread is the December flavor of the month, and it has inspired several creations!     I made a fun little cake a few days ago, and decorated it like it was a gingerbread house     With a green wreath “roof”, gummy Christmas trees and bushes…     The boys got home from school … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dining at the South Pole

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We love to dine alfresco at the “South Pole,” weather permitting     There is nothing better than a little porch sitting       Snowflakes are a rarity here, so instead of flakes ❄️ We have flake plates!     Santas gather in their warm weather suits     These Santas wear flip flops, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

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Welcome to day 5 of the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop! What a fabulous week of stunning tables!   I am celebrating the holiday season with singing angels this year     What better way to bring on the holiday cheer!     Come on in and join the chorus,     It will be so … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

December Paint Bucket

Happy December! Since Thanksgiving fell early this year, it feels like we have a whole extra week to prepare for Christmas and the holidays, plenty of time for lots of cooking   😆   😂   😆  I know, right? What is plenty of time anyway, and please tell me where to get some… This month I’m starting … Continue reading

Home Decor, Dear Santa, Please Bring a sofa!

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I was doing a little holiday decorating the other day,   Fa la la-ing around…   Making a Holiday Bottle Tree     Poofing the pillows   And feeling very jolly  🎅🏻   Until I stumbled upon this…     A hole in the sofa  😱     Isn’t that always the case, just when … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sausage & Apple Biscuit Muffins

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You are going to want these muffins in your life     Soft biscuits, sweet apples, tangy sausage and cheese     Warm and just the right amount of gooey     Eat them with your fingers or with a fork or spoon     4 simple ingredients, canned biscuits, apple pie filling, grated cheddar … Continue reading

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