Holiday Gift Ideas, DIYs and Giftaway Winner!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Some of the most treasured packages are things made from the heart, that extra meaningful gesture of giving something you have made Here are some suggestions for hostess gifts, friendship gifts, and something for someone who has everything   … Continue reading

Holidays, Turkey Topped Pecan Pie

  Let’s talk a little turkey…       An easy pie decoration~     And an easy pie! Have you seen Pecan Pie in a jar? I have seen it at Trader Joe’s, Williams Sonoma, and it’s available on line at  Amazon here I took a little liberty and added some chocolate chips   … Continue reading

Holidays, Holiday Head Start & Gift-away!

I am not rushing the holidays, I promise!   My youngest son was born on Thanksgiving Day, and he would always insist that there would be no holiday anything until Thanksgiving was properly celebrated…so I get it…     I do love November, to me it’s a quiet month, after the joys of summer and … Continue reading

Home Decor, Hurricane Weary

Having a coastal home for 31 years means we’ve experienced a lot of hurricanes and storms     We’ve seen all kinds of crazy things, a couple of years ago we had an inch of hail in April!     Hurricanes are the definite downside of the life in paradise, we try to think of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mimosas and Candy Canes

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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