Category Archives: Holidays other than Christmas

MINI Valentine putz house

This MINI size, Valentine Putz house is the last one I am making this season. It’s time to move on to Easter Putz! It was fun to make and fun to landscape. A lot of little details make it fun to look at. The base measures 4 1/2″ wide x 5 1/2″ deep. The Putz […]

Valentine putz house

I used a cardboard, candy box to make this ORIGINAL size, Valentine Putz house. The base is made from an upcycled greeting card. It measures 5 1/2″ wide x 5″ deep. The Putz is 4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the roof. The back of the Putz […]

valentine putz

One of my goals related to my “putzing” is to make Putz houses to represent the months of the year. I am currently working on several Valentine’s Day Putz houses. It’s been a struggle for me. I had to decide what to do about the bases because I like to use a Christmas card when […]

menu plan monday…i mean tuesday!…~ july 5, 2016

I am trying to remember that today is Tuesday. Does it feel like a Monday to anyone else? It’s going to throw me off schedule all week! We had a great Fourth. DH took Snow White, Rose Red, Middle Daughter and her friend Vivian to the parade. It was the 150th anniversary of this particular […]

thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving was only three days ago, but it seems like a week. We have managed to get a lot done since then! Older Son and his family came on Wednesday evening to stay overnight. They do the bulk of the cooking for Thanksgiving and had prepared quite a bit at home. On Thursday morning, they […]

the day after the day after thanksgiving

It’s Saturday and we are now in an all out dash to finish decorating and baking for the Open House. We had a great Thanksgiving Day with our family. Our older son and his wife cooked a lot of the delicious feast, including a wonderful turkey. I really enjoy watching them work in the kitchen […]

the prettiest flowers in the garden

No contest. The Fourth started with a downpour and it rained until shortly after noon. We played on the front porch with the girlies and, after the rain stopped, they had a great time splashing in the puddles. Like Grandma said…the prettiest flowers in the garden. 🙂 ~~Grandma

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here are links to a few St. Patrick’s Day treats. It’s not too late to give ’em a try. Over at Once Upon a Dream, you will find the directions for these cute shamrocks. Creative Loafing has a recipe for Festive Irish Soda Bread Scones. An easy recipe. I am going to give it a […]