Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Tree Idea

Had dinner out with the fam... the restaurant had this tree:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Must Try Recipe for Christmas!

I saw this on Facebook and I must give this a go for this holiday!  What new recipes are on your list?


1 (12-ounce) bottle Framboise Lambic beer (such as Lindemans)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries

Bring beer to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, rind, and cranberries; bring to a simmer. Cook 18 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Spoon into a bowl; cover and chill. (Sauce will thicken as it chills.)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Never Enough Inspiration!

Take a gander at this delightful shop... especially for those prim lovers out there!







Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Cards

I love sending and receiving Christmas cards!  Do you think it is a lost art?  My mother-in-law was saying that she doesn't send out or receive as many as she used to years ago.  I love the photo cards the best.  Even so, the last two years I have opted to have my cards designed by Fifi Flowers.  Are you familiar with her work? 

Check her cards out at her Etsy shop!  Click here to see the card below and others of her work.  You won't be disappointed!


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Antiques and more!

Started out the holiday season with a trip to a small town full of antique stores, then off to see the play Nuncrackers.  What a hoot!  Enjoy these scenes of antique Santas and more!











Sunday, November 21, 2010

Buyer Beware

Assortment of gift cardsImage via WikipediaRegardless if you agree or disagree with giving gift cards at Christmas, read this interesting article.  It has great information on the new legislation surrounding gift cards.



My Merry Christmas Gift Card Article
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Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Christmas Everywhere!






Doesn't it just sing Christmas??  This is at the local flea market (sometimes called Flee Market because I need to GO!)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cute Christmas Bliss!







Is there anything better than shops decorated for Christmas?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Did some shopping...


 at a local store and saw this awesome tree!


 and this cute display...


 Only 44 days left!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Here's a fun article for you!

A reader suggested this article:  http://www.onlinedegree.net/10-regrettable-christmas-toy-crazes/ which I read and thought, "oh my!  this is me!"

I only got involved in one of the crazes.. Cabbage Patch Dolls.  I have to say, I thought they were adorable!  My daughter had three and she loved each and every one!

What are the crazes this year?  I am out of the loop!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wow o Wow o Wow!

Look at this nifty, cool, awesome ezine.  Dear goodness.



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