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How to Make Lemonade out of a Very Sweet Lemon
- Published on Wednesday, 26 December 2012
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Either I’m a serious drama queen who overinflates life’s issues, or Andy and I really do encounter direction-changing events with regularity.
- Published on Monday, 24 December 2012
…and just as quickly as the Christmas season swooped in, all glittery and smelling of cinnamon sticks and peppermint, we reach this day: Christmas Eve.
A season of waiting and hoping, of anticipation, culminates in these next few hours. In these next few moments as we catch up with family and friends. As we mourn those we lost...
Inspiring Blogger Interview at Decor More
- Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Today you can catch me over at Decor & More for Heidi’s “Inspiring Blogger” series, sharing how I got into blogging and my DIY secret weapon. Happy Thursday!
Update: I have been informed that allegedly today is, in fact, Wednesday. I mean… I totally knew that. I was just getting a heads-up on wishing you a...
Put Some Ornaments in it: Tips for easy, simple Christmas vignettes
- Published on Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I don’t know why, but this year I just could NOT get it together when it comes to the elaborate Christmas decor. We had our Christmas tree in the living room for THREE WHOLE WEEKS before we put a single ornament on it.
Maybe the need to simplify and scale back just comes with the territory of having a baby and a...
Progressive Dinner of Recipe Features
- Published on Friday, 14 December 2012
Oh good! You’re right on time for our progressive dinner of features from Monday’s recipe link party!
Before we get started, two things.
1. Did you remember to download the free heirloom recipe e-book? It’s right here, and by the way? Totally free.
2. Quick funny story about Monday’s post where I shared the choc...
Make Your Own Kissing Ball with Fresh Greenery for the Holidays
- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012
I’ve found one of the greatest joys of parenthood is tricking your children.
For example: Weston is going through a phase in which he no longer likes to give affection on demand, no matter how urgently I need to kiss those squishy lips.
(This is a temporary phase. I’m sure of it.)
But we’ve found a way to trick him...
My Grandma’s Chocolate Pie Recipe
- Published on Monday, 10 December 2012
You guys, I have one legendary grandma. Meet my “grandmammy.”
That’s what we call her – all TEN of her kids, 20-something of her grandkids and seemingly infinite numbers of great-grandkids. Grandmammy – “Mam” or “Mammy” for short – is something of a legend, as anyone who has...
Announcing the Holiday Heirloom Recipe Link-Up
- Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012
Hi friends! Dropping in real quick to tell you about a fun little link-up I’m doing here on Monday! I’m joining with a few other bloggers to share our family Heirloom Recipes, and it won’t be the same without ya! Get ready to link up your favorite heirloom recipes right here, Monday, December 10. See ya then!
DIY Christmas Canvas, Take 2
- Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Last year, I whipped up this little DIY Christmas art using chipboard letters and a little wooden nativity ornament.
It was a fun little project, and after the holidays were over, I stored it back in the dark recesses of our guest closet, where my piles of unused decorations go to hide.
I suspect when we turn out the lights, they...
Metallic Star of Bethlehem Christmas Mantle
- Published on Monday, 03 December 2012
Let’s talk about what Christmas is all about. It’s all about a tiny infant baby who was God, coming down out of the heavens and being born in the most humble situation: a freakin’ manger among the cows and horses and remarkably-calm-but-reverent donkeys, according to my nativity scene. (My nativity scene would also...