Christmas in Germany

I had intended to share some pictures with you today of the Christmas my family spent in Rome, and I will do that tomorrow. But when my husband handed me this column by Cindy Hoedel in The Kansas City Star to read today, I decided to switch it up a bit and share my pictures of Germany […]

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Movies to Wrap To

There’s a specific kind of movie that shows up in my house at Christmastime. It’s the kind of movie that is set in a picturesque location and includes a charming house or even houses. The actors – from the stars to the supporting – are fabulous. It’s funny and sweet and there’s a little romance. And does […]

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Christmas Home Tour

Nester is hosting an It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to be Beautiful Christmas Tour of Homes and I’ve decided to play along. But first let me ask: Have you ever felt like you needed to plan a party at your house so it would motivate you to clean and straighten and finish a lot of […]

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Sheet Music Christmas Star

There’s a reason that I don’t do craft projects very often. When I made this sheet music star a few years back, I made a bigger mess than a roomful of preschoolers. Even my teenage son was like, “Mom, put down the glue gun.” Three years later we’re still finding glitter that I’m convinced is […]

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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars with Peppermint Sprinkles

This is how it usually goes down when I make sugar cookies. I start out full of enthusiasm, get the dough all mixed and wait impatiently for it to chill. Then I roll it out, cut it into shapes, try to get them to the pan without them falling apart, and bake. Then I repeat […]

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Christmas Porch

I realize it’s Thanksgiving week. And I try my best to fully, completely celebrate Thanksgiving before moving on to Christmas. Thanksgiving really is my favorite holiday. But Thanksgiving is so late this year. And the mums on my porch were dead, dead, dead. (I’m pretty mum challenged anyway. I can never seem to get mine to bloom […]

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