Snow is still on the ground. My dining room was bare of any extra decorations reflecting winter or spring. So sad looking! first comes cleaning There were still some random Christmas decor hanging around and a pile or two that needed to be packed away and carried to the attic. During long winter days, it … Read More about spring dining room buffet
inspiration at the castle Are you planning for Easter and spring decorations yet? My spring travels to Germany and Swtizerland and living there inspire many of my Easter decorations. This charming Easter Egg Tree with other seasonal decorations was in Neuschwanstein’s Gift Shop. During a girlfriend trip years ago we were tourists in the Bavarian … Read More about Easter Tree Inspiration
lent is a reminder of brokeness O Jesus, quicken me. O Jesus, rise in me. O Jesus, drink of me. Yesterday was the first day of Lent. Today early morning snow started to fall gently covering the bare spots from the earlier snow. Winter is still here; many are staying in place. The foreheads of … Read More about A Season of Promise
It’ a fresh beginning! A new week. Snow still covers the ground. Temperatures are keeping us in the deep freeze. Sweet satisfaction in the morning This was the sight that met me this morning! Fresh flowers and handmade Valentine cards from our grandchildren. How can you not smile with sweet satisfaction? I ordered a bunch … Read More about Fresh Flowers Make Me Smile
Valentine’s is coming soon. Do you have somethinng special planned? I did sort of.. Aren’t these macarons pretty? Dainty and romantic too. Both my girls like to bake. Amy made these sugary delights 2 nights before she left to return to school. Snow storms held her up. When you go to a university in the … Read More about Early Valentine Espresso and Macarons
I woke up before the rest of the house. It was snowing. Big heavy white flakes. A beautiful sight. I wasn’t thinking about the shoveling to come. My only thought was of the serene feeling that came over me.
Need some new book recommendations for you or the kids in family to start the year of right? This is a recap, not of posts from last year but of some books our family gave each other this year! Jim got Cozy, a story of a young musk ox. When I spied Cozy, I had … Read More about Books to Start the Year
Primroses called to me as I walked in the grocery store. I was hosting a baby shower and was looking for inspiration and food to fill out my menu. I thought, “Just like Cynthia!” .(The Mitford Series) There are some helpful rules when planning for different occasions. Afternoon gatherings of women traditionally are called … Read More about Hosting Made Easy for a Baby Shower
Do you need a stand by hot appetizer in your favorties collection? Here you go! Spinach Artichoke Dip! Add to your Recipe Collection Having a few favorite appetizers in your ‘Favorite Family Recipes’ collection is a good idea. The easiest of all is pre-peeled shrimp with cocktail sauce. It is a special treat for everyone. … Read More about Retro Artichoke Dip & That Spinach One Too
~~~~ welcome to our farmhouse Christmas kitchen table She was home finally after a very long hard semester. Amy loved how the table and big coordinating wreath looked when she first came through the door after a long semester. It said “Welcome home, welcome to our home. Welcome back!” We all sure did miss each other. … Read More about Christmas Farmhouse Kitchen Table Welcome!