Christmas Party and Treats

Friends, Fun and the Food... We hosted our annual Christmas party and I provided the treats. Dearest does such a good job in entertaining - the evening was just so much fun! Christmas Party Planning and Team Our house was full of family, friends, church members and neighbors...I decorated and prepared food and Dearest arranged the entertainment. … [Read more...]

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Christmas Home Tour

Season's Greetings The joy of Christmas is felt throughout our house. I just LOVE decorating for Christmas. Take a Christmas Home Tour with me... The Tree All aglow... Love the red accents... a few rustic touches... Living Room  The Dining Room The Kitchen The hutch...I love … [Read more...]

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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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