Hi friends. Are you ready for Christmas yet? I got the final burst of energy and motivation I needed yesterday to finish up my Christmas cookies–I am happy to say they are all packaged and waiting in the freezer to give to dear friends and family. This year, I toned it waaaaay down, making only 5 different kinds of cookies. I used to think I was Martha herself, and would make 10-20 different varieties, packaged to give away in the most… Read more »

Hi Friends. I’m sorry I’ve been too busy to blog much…but then again…maybe you’ve been too busy to read!  Tis’ the season, I suppose.  I hope your Christmas planning is coming along, and that you are trying to keep things somewhat simple this year. But busy or not–today, as I was continuing on in our Christmas Gift Box preparations, I was so utterly delighted with what came out of my oven, I simply had to stop what I was doing and come… Read more »

Well hello again. After a 2 week ordeal with a nasty virus that took down every one in the house one by one, I knew I was finally starting to feel like a normal human being when I had the urge (and energy) to cook and craft again. Unfortunately, I was also *shocked* to discover that the laundry really doesn’t wash itself around here, and I had no less than 15 loads piled up throughout the house, which I planned on tackling today. … Read more »