Christmas with the Kranks

Have you read this book or seen the movie? When the daughter decided she would not come home for Christmas, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas and go on a cruise.  Then, when she surprises them with the announcement that she is coming home, the frantically decorate and make the house look like the Christmas she would … Read more

Snow Day = Sew Day

I became crafty at a very young age. When my baby sister was born, I was 6 years old.  I wanted to make her something very special, so I dug through my mom’s fabric stash and found some material.  I took one of her little dresses and laid it on top of the material and … Read more

Santa Baby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Or the movie Frozen. After 8 days of this mess, my driveway still looks like this. The chickens are not sure what to think about all this white stuff. This is their first major snow and they are not about to come out of that coop.  … Read more

First Birthday's Are the Best

I can’t believe this, but my grandson will be one next week. We had his birthday party yesterday and this is the weather we had to deal with. First Birthday’s are so much fun. Most babies don’t know what to do with packages.   He was just as happy with the tissue paper. It didn’t take … Read more

How I Prepare For A Snow or Ice Storm

First of all, I go to the library. I am a bookworm and cannot go without reading material.  JoAnne Fluke is a mystery/suspense author.  The Murder She Baked series are light, non suspenseful novels which include a number of recipes.  I usually read Christmas related books this time of year, so this one fit the … Read more

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We celebrated with 3 different gatherings, 3 big meals, over a 3 day period.  Lots of cooking, lots of visiting and lots of leftovers. Our first Thanksgiving was held at my youngest son’s new house 2 hours away.  They had just moved 5 days earlier and I told … Read more