Happy Holidays

Feeling Thankful for Black Friday

My family doesn't shop a lot. We've even gotten away from most Christmas shopping. Last year the adults opted to do a white elephant gift exchange. Gifts had to be second hand, re-gifted, recycled, reused, or something handmade — you get the idea. We all have things in our houses that we no longer need… Continue reading Feeling Thankful for Black Friday

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desserts, Recipes: Only the Best!

Recipe #12: Fudgie Scotch Ring

Recipe #12 is not a cookie at all. It's a simple and easy retro candy recipe that my mother first made back in the 70's. At the time, the recipe could be found in every "woman's" magazine. It soon became an annual favorite in our family. The special flavor created with a few simple ingredients is hard to… Continue reading Recipe #12: Fudgie Scotch Ring

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Holiday Designs

Crafting Christmas…The Start of the Ornament Collection

It's only August but my craft room is beginning to look a lot like Christmas... I've begun making my inventory of Christmas ornaments.  The bigger the selection, the more people seem to buy. I guess I understand that. Nothing is more exciting that stepping into a Christmas shop that is filled with sensory overload!  So… Continue reading Crafting Christmas…The Start of the Ornament Collection