Category Archives: Handmade Holidays

Fiber Friday: My First Mittens!

I coined 2012 as the “year for wrist warmers” earlier in the Summer… and have yet to knit a pair. BUT i knit my husband a pair of mittens for our evening walks instead! I’m not completely satisfied, but he … Continue reading


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Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipe: Lemony Sugar Cookies

These are not your gramma’s sugar cookies and they’re DEFINITELY not grocery store sugar cookies. I say that because i hate sugar cookies, the normal ones. Bland, sweet, crispy, plain tasting. I don’t get the appeal. THESE babies, however have … Continue reading


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My Favorite Christmas Cookies – Recipe and Directions

This is an old family recipe that was probably taken from the Better Homes and Gardens or Joy of Cooking cookbooks. Although i did not WRITE this recipe, i do enjoy making it EVERY year… and have some special suggestions … Continue reading

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Holidays in a Small Town

I am so blessed to live in a small town. I realize the speed of the small town may not be for everyone – it’s slow. It’s friendly. It’s full of folks who wave and call you by name. It … Continue reading


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