Three Cheese Yummy Filo Cigar Rolls

Cheese goes well with everything; it makes everything taste a lot nicer too. Cream cheese is my favourite of the week and here is how it can be used – as a spread in baked filo pastries for a nice weekend afternoon snack.Read more from 'Three Cheese Yummy Filo Cigar Rolls'....more

The last hurrah of Christmas...

It is January 5, and I am officially printing my Christmas letter (for 2013, lest you should think I am working ahead). One printer refuses to print the bottom part of the border, and the other printer doesn't like my purchased paper, and so instead of handwriting envelopes to the 60+ people on my Christmas card list, I am sitting by the printer feeding it old paper and making sure it does what what I want.It isn't. It is printing crooked, and my perfectly square page border emphasizes that fact. What was it Winston Churchill once said?...more

Holiday Travel, Part 2

Although I intended to get this up before now, I didn't. Nonetheless, here's a quick catch-up recap of our trip to Florida for Christmas 2013....more

Cooking Disasters are Frequent in this House

Oh, the cooking of the holiday family meal. The joy, the happiness, the horror....more

It wouldn't be Christmas without a banana bunker

A Christmas-scape, the newest addition to my holiday decor. Last year, yours truly got crafty and hot glued all of those medium-sized trees....more

Sunday Snapshots

Hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas...we spent the holidays in sunny (and hot Florida). I'm sure you've seen most of these pics (you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook). ...more

Assembly Required - On Christmas Toy Setup

Christmas toys. They come in boxes. They look small and tidy. And easy. They lie.  Take the teeny, tiny trampoline I got for my girls for Christmas this year, for example. It came in a small, flat box, it's only about 3.5 feet wide, max, and it didn't even have springs! Piece of cake, right? Hell, I could set that up myself. Or not. ...more

The Blue Car

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our boys, Miles (5) and Spencer (3) to see Santa. We had put it off several times because it just seemed like a big ordeal, we knew it would be busy, and we just wanted it to be "right."...more

The Annual Christmas Tree Cutting Ritual

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."-- Calvin CoolidgeWe just got home from the annual Christmas tree cutting ritual.  I'm Catholic (or at least I used to be, I'm a bit of a lapsed Catholic these days but that's a story for another day) and we Catholics love our rituals.  Our annual tree expedition goes something like this:...more

How to make a Christmas tree, 15 Unique Christmas trees

For who asking how to make a Christmas tree, i offer the creative ideas to make unique Christmas trees for new year decorations, unique Christmas trees 15 photo ideas to make unique Christmas trees and answering about how to make a Christmas tree with his hands....more