Welcome to my kitchen!
Remember when I told you my whole house changes over for Christmas?
Yes, even the kitchen.
There are a couple special pieces in my kitchen…
The “Our Father” sampler that you see is one that my Mom made when she was young. I absolutely love it and had Tim frame it with wood from an old door we found! Read more
My parents were known for their outside Christmas decorations. They’d have people come from all over and stop on the highway to take pictures. We used to laugh because they kept expanding them…I remember telling them ‘you can’t decorate their whole 40 acres!’. They’d light up every tree and they lit up the entire house. Then they started adding the big plastic Christmas decorations outside. And adding…and adding…and adding.
Northern Minnesota Weather Report:
Cloudy with a slight chance of snow.
With only a couple of inches on the ground, the locals are disappointed and starting to grumble.
There’s open water on some of the lakes, Ice Fishermen can’t fish, Skiers can’t ski, Sled Dogs can’t pull their sleds. Even some of us that aren’t outdoor sports people are missing the snow! It’s hard to believe it’s mid-December and we don’t have at least 2 feet of snow!
However, it hasn’t stopped me from indoor activities…on to the Mudroom Decorations! Read more
My living room at Christmastime!
It’s been a busy week, but I can officially say that I’ve used ALL of our Christmas decorations this year! And that’s quite a feat, considering just how much we have!
Last year my health got in the way of doing much decorating, so a sense of triumph fills my heart!
Today I’ll share pictures of my living room. This is the one place in our house where we all gather and relax in the evenings. Read more
In an attempt to get ALL my Christmas decorations up this year, I decided to start early.
Last year my health got in the way, but since I’m feeling so much better this year and I’ve learned to pace myself, I know I can accomplish what was my ‘normal’ Christmas celebrating.
This year I want to get back to…
Lots of decorations (my oldest daughter once said ‘it looks like the North Pole threw up at my house’…to which I just laughed).
Lots of Christmas cookies…to give away to neighbors and friends. Read more