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Christmas Memories – Holiday Foods

Ah, the foods. The wonderful food that Mom would make. She  has always been an amazing cook – though I have wished that she would sometimes make the same dish more than once, or cooking some “boring peasant food” that is to the rest of the world comfort food (like pot roast). Why is it… Continue reading Christmas Memories – Holiday Foods

Home and Family

Christmas Memories – The Christmas Tree

N.B. See my previous post on the Christmas Memories Advent Calendar for the complete list. When I was growing up, we always had a real tree – never an artificial one – mainly because Mom liked the piney smell of them. That, and she didn’t believe in fake trees. So every year around Dec, 13th (The Feast… Continue reading Christmas Memories – The Christmas Tree

Home and Family · Writing

An Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

A few years ago, I saw an idea on a genealogy blog that I followed for a different kind of Advent Calendar. It’s all about writing down or childhood memories and family’s traditions, following a different theme each day.   With today being the first day of Advent, I wanted to share it, because I… Continue reading An Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

Crafting · Home and Family

All ready for a day to be grateful

My husband and I had planned on hosting Christmas this year, and having a quiet, peaceful, Thanksgiving at home with just our little family.   Plans changed quickly when we decided to have our kitchen redone – with our  cabinets scheduled to arrive the week before Christmas. Then, of course, is the fact that my… Continue reading All ready for a day to be grateful