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Christmas Gift Card Tin and Ornament

  For the first time in a couple of years I’m crafting a little early for Christmas. And not just because  this Christmas gift card and tin ornament project is part of the latest Cousin Creative Circle assignment but because I’m actually excited about it. Perhaps the TRAUMA of working retail for 8 years is […]

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Photo Sunday – Reader Photos

  I love it when readers get inspired to create because of something they saw here. I posted reader photos few weeks ago of two super cute houses Darlene created inspired by my Forever Gingerbread House. Do you see the tiny Santa and reindeer on the roof?     You can see Darlene’s other houses […]

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Goodbye 2012 and The Quiet Week

  Usually the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a very busy, bustling and happy time around here. There is lots of visiting, laughing, munching and merry making going on. But this year has been very quiet.     As you know, my Mister had surgery on December 12th and he spent the time […]

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Recipes: Thumbprint Cookies

  I remember my mom making thumb print cookies when I was wee little. I never understood why she called them “thumbprints” when she used the head of a round peg type clothes pin to make the well for the jam. Home made jam from the pantry make these cookies extra special.   Thumbprint Cookies […]

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Recipes: Tarts

  Another reason for posting recipes of my most often made cookies this week is that I often get asked by visitors for recipes of food they eat here. My middle son’s girlfriend remembered having these tarts when she was little. She said she always loved them but hadn’t had them for years and she […]

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Recipes: Snowball Cookies

  I have decided to take a little bit of a rest this week but instead of not posting, or posting a photo only (as I was originally thinking of doing), I’ve decided to post some of my favorite cookie recipes. I realize that many of you have already done your holiday baking but if […]

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Merry Christmas

I would like to take up this bit of web real estate to say, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”. No matter what you celebrate this time of year I wish for you, much love, light, laughter and bright blessings.    

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Candlestick Tabletop Christmas Trees

  I think I’ve told you all before how dark the interior of my house is. I’m sure I’ve whined written about it before. You see, I live in NE Ohio where there is an abundance of cloudy days and my house has deep eaves which protect the windows but keep a lot of light […]

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