This Christmas season finds me with feelings of both sadness and gratitude this year. For even though the season is filled with the joy that Christ’s birth brings, I selfishly mourn for the loss of loved ones this year…
My sadness comes from the loss of my very special, sweet father-in-law whose body succumbed to Alzheimer’s this summer…and from the loss of 2 wonderful friends this fall…and from the impending loss of another dear friend, given only days to live.
All three were extraordinary people…giving of themselves to help others: Read more
May the birth of Jesus fill your soul with Hope, Peace and Joy.
May the Beauty of this world surround you.
And may Love fill your heart this Holiday Season.
From me to you,
from my family to yours.
And for those of other faiths…
And for those who don’t celebrate this Season…
Have a great day!
By now, you’ve seen most of my house, all decorated for Christmas…
The bedrooms, dressing room, and bathrooms only get a few touches of Christmas, so they really don’t need their own post.
But the dining room…now the dining room is another story.
For a couple of years now, I’ve wanted to put a (faux) Christmas tree in there.
I’ve had the perfect plan.
I’d collected ornaments from Goodwill and garage sales.
I’d picked up a Christmas tree from a friend who had decided to give it away.
But last year, sadly, I was just too sick to get all my decorations up, and that tree stayed in the basement.
But this year…
This year is different.
Without further ado, take a look at my dining room Christmas. A moment of silence to appreciate the beauty…
I could stand here and look at it all day. Especially from this view…
Today brings us to my Front Porch.
Let me explain, before you see the photos, this is the area where most everything gets put when we don’t know where else to put it.
Well…and it holds all the items that I find that I want to do a project with…that’s where it really gets messy.
So today’s post is real…like really real.
Crazy messy, wildly overflowing, perfectly imperfect real. Read more
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