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Food & Party

Holiday Baking 2017

What’s more fun that holiday baking? It’s certainly a tradition for most families during the holidays. I have many traditional cookies that I make every year. Recipes from my mother, grandmother or friends that we love. Rum balls, peanut butter blossoms, shortbread tea cakes,…

December 24, 2017
Giving Back: Toys for Tots
Life & Times

Giving Back: Toys for Tots

This year, my daughter and I spent an evening helping one of our local police departments with the Toys for Tots gift drive. We joined other volunteers to organize, sort and pack bags of toys for less fortunate families. With information about the children…

December 22, 2017
Christmas Ball Wreath
DIY & Crafts

Easy DIY Christmas Ball Wreaths

I love Christmas ball wreaths. Vintage, modern, colorful, monochrome – they are all unique and epitomize a festive holiday. I made a few wreaths of my own this year: one to keep and two to give away. I found several methods for making them…

December 21, 2017
December Daily 2016

December Daily 2016

Today I’m sharing some pages from my December Daily album for 2016. This year I was able to work on the album here and there in order to complete it on New Year’s day. That’s a first for me. While it’s called a December…

January 2, 2017
mini tree Christmas decoration
DIY & Crafts

The Tradition of a Mini Tree

Each year my daughter creates her own mini tree with the cuttings from our larger, family tree. It’s a tradition now and she really takes pride in creating and decorating her tree. First, she starts with a pile of cuttings. Then she snips and…

December 10, 2016
December Daily

Why I Do a December Daily Album

This is my third year doing a December Daily album. I first came to know this project when I found Ali Edwards on Twitter. I was in awe of her amazing albums and knew I had to do them, too. I loved her scrapbooking…

November 28, 2016
Free Holiday Gift Tag Printable
DIY & Crafts

Free Holiday Gift Tag Printable

Thanksgiving is over and the Holiday season is officially here. People are decorating and shopping like crazy already. To help make your packages more fun this year, download this free holiday gift tag printable. It’s my way of adding a little humor and lots…

November 27, 2016
Happy Holidays Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt
DIY & Crafts

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! I hope it is a wonderful time for everyone to make memories with family and friends. It’s unseasonably warm this year in Florida, and across much of the country. I made my way to the beach this Christmas Eve morning and was…

December 24, 2015