Monthly Archives: November 2007

cleaning is almost there

Sunday is our annual open house and this week is always a busy whirl of “getting things done.” I wish I had more time to post about all our activities this week, but time is running too short for a long computer session. I’m having lunch right now and wanted to post an update. A […]

idea binders

I collect Christmas magazines and used to have about six feet of shelf space filled with them. It was only a few years ago that I could bring myself to pull out the pages showing ideas I like and put them into binders. I have about half the magazines done and will finish the rest […]

on to the library

The decorating is proceeding well. We’d be farther ahead if we hadn’t taken a week to visit those precious grandbabies, but one has to have priorities, doesn’t one? The downstairs is done except for the library (which functions as our family room) and the downstairs bath. The lights on the 9′ library tree had to […]

Saturday decorating

Today we managed to get the lights on the living room tree and put up the red beads and the popcorn and cranberry strings. This is a nine foot tree on an 18″ high box DH made. The ceilings in the living room are 12′. We made the popcorn and cranberries strings last Sunday/Monday. We […]

::waving hi::

Just want to let you know I plan to post this evening. We are knee-deep in decorating and I can’t take time right now. My sister is here this weekend to help. I am taking pictures and will post some of those later when I need a “sit-down” job.  TTYL!  ~~Rhonda

a new do

I had my hair cut last night. It has looked like this for as long as I can remember: New do: 🙂 ~~Rhonda

popcorn and cranberries

We made popcorn and cranberry strings this weekend. It’s a family tradition. My mom always made them for our trees as I was growing up, and we have always had them on our living room tree for the 30 years of our marriage. After a long day of decorating, stringing popcorn and cranberries is a […]

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 […]

the biscotti is delicious!

The house smelled SO good while the biscotti was baking and the final result was as delicious as the smell. The dough contains melted butter and veggie oil, so it has a different look than most cookie doughs. Shinier and denser. The recipe called for broken chocolate-covered toffee bars which I didn’t have. I used […]