I didn’t think this period of life would afford us much time for the sweet extras of the advent season. In the end, I’m so thankful we carved out time for these precious traditions.
I have a confession. I’m not a fan of those frosted Christmas cookies that somehow became the center of so many Christmas kitchen festivities. Don’t get me wrong, I did line up at grandma’s kitchen counter in front of the bowls full of brightly colored frosting all those years. If I am honest, though, even back […]
Like clockwork, the Christmas cactus is in full bloom as we head into its namesake holiday. Each year at this time, I go into hibernation mode from all things gardening, then these big house blooms catch me by surprise. They arrive with such a fantastical show as if to prove me wrong. They’re right. I am still […]
The Christmas season is, among many other things, a merry time of making. In this house, we could fill our days with endless moments of making all the things for all the people – winter decorations, tree adornments, holiday cards, handmade and love-filled Christmas gifts of many sorts, sometimes the little lady even paints one-of-a-kind wrapping paper, and let’s not […]