We give our New Year’s Eve progressive dinner in Madison, Indiana 5 stars for great friends and great food!
If you hang stockings as a Christmas tradition, what’s the story behind your family’s treasures? Are they a mix of old and new? Are they handmade? Did you find them in a catalog or fall in love with them at a favorite shop?
I’ve begun to deck the halls, and one of my favorite things is the kitchen Christmas tree.
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There are a few holiday cookies & confections from the 1950s-60s that make my mouth water just thinking of them. They’re not complicated recipes featuring unusual ingredients – in fact they’re all simple to make. They’re pretty much just deliciousness with warm memories attached.
Although it’s definitely disappointing not to be with any of the grandchildren this Thanksgiving, I decided to share a little pre-holiday fun with them in a Zoom crafting session. Southern Living magazine had a great suggestion!
The two things that say “May” to me are peonies and Memorial Day. This May I’ve enjoyed weeks of fragrant & beautiful peony blooms in my garden, drooled over incredible peony bouquets in a Seattle farmers market, taken a road trip to peony producing Red Twig Farms in central Ohio, and thought a lot about my Dad.
A small collection of artisan crafted nativity scenes is a special part of the Christmas decorations at our house. They were all purchased in the 1970s when we lived in Texas. Just before our first wedding anniversary, we moved to Dallas, where Ken had enrolled in graduate school at Southern Methodist University. What a great …
If you enjoy handwork, pick up your needle and follow me! Creating a small embroidery project of simple stitches and pretty colors is a perfect way to say “you’re special.”
I created a vintage-inspired Christmas tree that featured “my angels” — my mother and all of my grandmothers over time for whom I had photographs — and included Victorian scrap angels, and vintage glass ornaments and garland. It is lovely and a wonderful reminder of love and family during the holidays.