Category Archives: Christmas prep

busy weekend

We accomplished a lot this weekend. On Saturday, we did everything in the living room except the tree. DH put up the garlands over the arches and windows. We set up the nativity, decorated the fireplace mantel and groomed and rearranged the plants. We also did a lot in the dining room. When they come […]


It’s getting late. My sister has headed to bed. If you are thinking about buying a natural latex mattress or memory foam mattress, be sure to protect your investment with a really good quality mattress protector amazon, especially when the holidays come. We worked hard today getting a lot of Christmas decorating done. AND I […]

biscotti and cake today

Last night I worked on more invites. Watched The Two Towers while doing that. This AM I’m planning to make Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti and Holiday Petit Fours. I’ve not made biscotti before but want to try it for the open house. I’ll let you know how it comes out. My sister Genny is coming […]

kitchen garland – going up!

Last night DH put the garland up in the kitchen. Standing on the counter is the only way to do it. The next step is to add the snowflakes. We’ve had some frosts, so the geraniums came in. Not sure where they are going to end up, but they are so pretty right now that […]

addressing Christmas cards

The piles are getting bigger…

halfway through

3:00 pm – I’m halfway through the Christmas card list. Taking a break as my hand needs a rest. There are about 20 more finished invites then I will have to stop and make more. I have a meeting tonight and a chat later this evening, so won’t have time tonight to get much else […]

cards, invites, and tv

Today I have several projects on my agenda. I have the bulletin inserts for church to format and print so they can be copied for church. After finishing that, I’ll catch up on some Tivo while addressing our Christmas cards. I have half the open house invitations done, so will be doing more of that […]

Back home

After a week away, visiting brand new grandbabies out east, we are back home. Feels good. Now the Christmas decorating must start in earnest. Today will be a day of organizing what needs to be done…checking the cookie list, planning the week’s menu (easy meals this week!), making a grocery list, sorting the piles of […]

cookie day

Peanut Butter Truffles and Sugar Cookie Crisps…the cookies of the day. I mixed the PB truffles this AM and rolled them while chatting with a friend who came by to see me. I’m in the process of dipping them in chocolate before storing them in the freezer. Just before the open house, they will be […]

sunny Saturday

Thanks to help from my son Daniel, I am now a blogger. Why blog? Because I teach an online class via a Yahoo list about holiday preparation called “The Christmas Notebook.” I hope this site will serve as a resource and encouragement for my list members and a place where I can update them on […]