Hot Cocoa in a Jar Christmas Gift

Annual Christmas Party Left-Right Game Prize Each year we host a Christmas party. I decorate, cook and prepare gifts. Dearest and our daughter do the entertaining. Part of that entertaining includes the 'Left-Right' game set to Christmas stories or poems. It's so much fun.  Homemade Gifts For the Left-Right game I usually make homemade … [Read more...]

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Forcing Narcissus Bulbs for Rustic Christmas Decor

Rustic Christmas Decor - With Narcissus This year, our Christmas decor will feature natural elements - for a more rustic feel. Potted Narcissus, forced for the winter, make beautiful Christmas decor. Forcing Narcissus Bulbs for Rustic Christmas Decor - is quite easy.  I love these sweet, fragrant white jewels gracing the rooms in … [Read more...]

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Christmas Party Planning 101

Our Christmas Party We have been hosting a Christmas party at our home for over 10 years. It's a wonderful collaboration. I plan, create and send out the invitations, decorate, plan the menu, buy or make gifts and Dearest, he and our daughter have worked together on entertainment. They select Christmas songs, games - we do two - a fun Ornament … [Read more...]

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Serene Sunday

It's Christmastime... I am sitting here in the quietness of the morning after our annual Christmas party. The memories of the smiles and laughter still ring throughout the rooms. We began to celebrate Christmastime with family, church members and friends. Each year it grows and we never know just who will be able to show up.  A Family … [Read more...]

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Simple Rustic Christmas Decor

First Add Pinecones     I've had these giant pine cones for months! My daughter's future sister-in-law used them in her wedding and my thoughtful, crafty daughter thought, 'Mom would love these!' She Was So Right Two bags full...sounds like a song! I stored them away knowing that I would incorporate them into our home's … [Read more...]

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Oh Christmas Tree

One of our favorite things to decorate in the Christmas season is the Christmas tree.   It is a family affair. Over the years we have accumulated ornaments that were made by the children, gifted to us by loved ones and some that were given just for the fun of it. I love each year opening the boxes filled with these bits of memories. The … [Read more...]

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Cookies

Fun and Delicious Cookies for Christmas Party My Darling Daughter and I have been preparing for our annual Christmas party. She has been a great help as we check off today's list of 'Things to Do'. She's my awesome sous chef! Awesome Salty-Sweet Cookies  She made the dough for the Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies and called … [Read more...]

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Christmas Home Tour

I am delighted to be a part of the "Chrismtas in the Country" Home Tour and Link Party 2014! I am one of over 40 decorated homes participating in this two week event from November 28th till December 12th. Please visit Creative Country Mom's to see all the new stops on the tour each day. There is also a Holiday themed link party for … [Read more...]

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Christmas Stockings

From Fabric Inspired by French Grain sack     Oh, the look and the texture of true French Grain sack....it's beauty in simplicity. This fabric comes so very close. It is so beautiful and so versatile. Christmas Stockings For Christmas Party Each year we host a Christmas party. Each year I make gifts for the Left Right game we … [Read more...]

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Handmade Christmas Holly Garland

Made from Textured Wallpaper I have so enjoyed my book page leaf garland and wreaths for my fall decoration that it is going to be difficult to replace them. I think I have found my solution - for Christmas. I found a way to make handmade Christmas holly garland using textured wallpaper. The Holly I studied the way the holly leaf grows … [Read more...]

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