Last Minute Book Gifts for Everyone on Your List

How is your Christmas shopping coming? If you’re like me, it always comes down to the last few hard-to-buy-for people. Since books are one of my favorite things to give I’ve got a running list of book ideas for the different people in my life. All of these links lead to Amazon and the books […]

Christmas Things

How is your December going? Ours is busier than usual and, to be honest, busier than I’d like. I love the festive feeling of the month, but it’s a *tiny* bit too much for this introvert. Today, however, I’m cozied up at home because Kansas City is a winter wonderland. We got 8-ish inches of […]

What’s Going On at Our House and Some Christmas Favorites

Happy December! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying the start to the holiday season. I’m sharing this photo from our living room last year because, as you may know if we’re connected on Instagram or Facebook, we’re undergoing some renovations at our house. Last month we had the popcorn ceilings removed […]

Christmas at Our House

I finally got around to taking some pictures of our house at Christmas this year on this, the gloomiest of days. If you were a reader of the blog last year at this time, these pictures will look very familiar as I decorated much the same. But I promise they are all new pictures. One […]

Christmas Links

The house is decorated for Christmas and I’ll have a few pictures to share with you later this week. In the meantime, I’m linking to some Christmas posts from years back. You can click on either the underlined link or the picture to go to the original post. This sugar cookie bar recipe has been on of my […]

Amaryllis Bulbs in Blue and White Pots

A year or two ago I bought my first potted Amaryllis bulb and for the holidays and our whole family became enchanted with it. It was almost like you could stand and watch it grow before your eyes. So last weekend I added pick up Amaryllis bulbs to my list of errands. I found some loose […]

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The Happiest of Holidays to You

Wishing you health, happiness, and all the peace of the season.

Christmas at Kansas City’s Union Station

Grant took the train home from St. Louis for Thanksgiving and he said it was so neat to walk from the train and through Union Station all decorated for Christmas. Actually I’m sure he didn’t use the word neat. He probably used sweet or sick to describe it. If you have a teenage boy, you know what […]

Greenery Around the House

Yesterday I posted this picture of a bunch of evergreen branches on Instagram. I’d like to tell you that I went on a hike and found all these live greens along the way, but the truth is I stumbled across them at Home Depot while looking for an evergreen shrub. They were being sold in bunches, […]

Christmas in Rome

Yesterday I shared with you some of the sites we saw while visiting Germany at Christmastime. As if that wasn’t special enough, we decided to take a side trip to Rome over the actual Christmas holiday. What a festive time to be there! This is a picture of the group (minus my sister) taken at […]