Fourth Of July Photo Time Capsule

Happy July 4th my friends! I am sure you will be celebrating with cookouts, parades, and fireworks today. I was thinking about writing a blog post about Independence Day and started looking at July 4th pictures for inspiration. It’s funny how if you do the same things year after year you start to create a photo time capsule of your yearly traditions....more

Traditioooooon! Tradition!

(so this title only works if you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof.  If you haven’t, please stop reading, go watch it, then come back.  Ok I kid… don’t leave, but at the same time, it’s great.)Alright, so WordPress’s Daily Prompt today is to talk about traditions, and with March Break so close I can taste the freedom, I thought I’d talk about my March Break traditions.I don’t have tons that are set in stone, but I couldn’t come up with anything else to say tonight rather than to talk about the excitement that will befall me around 3 pm tomorrow....more
I love the colour palette.more

It All Boils Down to This

It's New Years Day and y'all know what that means, right?  Black-eyed peas and greens, at least for us Southerners....more

A Low-Key Christmas of Traditions

This Christmas was very different from years past. In the early years of our relationship Mr. C and I would run ourselves ragged traveling from one house to another in order to celebrate Christmas with both of our families. After we had a couple of kids under our belt, we decided to simplify....more

Does Your Family Wear Christmas Jammies?

I have a thing for Christmas jammies. I start looking for the new ones every year on October 1. Yes, the first of October. When the Christmas tree finally goes up two months later, I wrap up the special pajamas and place them under the tree with a tag that says, "To Be Opened on Christmas Eve!" As of yet, at ages six- and eight-years-old, they still haven't quite caught on that the Christmas Eve present is always Christmas jammies. ...more
I embroidered initial shirts for all my nieces and nephews from designs. (I ...more

What's under the Christmas Tree?

  The other day I was sitting around watching a Lifetime movie with my Mother-in-law. This may sound like no big deal, but if you knew me you would know that isn't normal. You see, my Mother-in-law was in town visiting for thanksgiving, I had by chance been scrolling through the channels on tv when I happened to come across a christmasy movie… it just so happens it was on Lifetime. I thought to myself, eh, I don't know?? ...more

An Ultimatum For Harry: Rethinking Our Elf On The Shelf

I think Harry is going to be all in. And, I think it's a great idea.  Good luck!more

Holiday Traditions: The Hunt for the Perfect Tree

 For me and my family the holidays are all about traditions....more
That's one thing I really miss now that we have a fake tree -- the hunt for the perfect tree.more

O Come O Come Emmanuel

I made my first Holy Communion during Advent 1974, and that was the processional song.  It's the first time I remember hearing it--at any rate it's when I learned the words--and so hearing it this time of year has a little bit of extra significance for me!...more