This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve 2011




Another year has come and gone……..


I am going to celebrate this wonderful year that we have had and look forward to great things in 2012!!!!


We will be heading to my daughter and son-in-laws home this evening for a few festivities, maybe even a Yankee Swap!!! Fun times lie ahead.

I am going to try to make these garlic parmesan twists to bring, they look simple(we shall see). I also will be making my famous dinner rolls, and bake up a few chewy chocolate cookies as well. (Oh ya, and my hubby asked for sweet and sour kielbasa. I better get cooking!!)





Now if only I could decide on a dress!! lol




So much to do so little time……..



For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


Happy New Year to you all!!!



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things…..


I wanted to share a few more pics of Christmas and savor a few of my favorite things. GEDC0020

This is a little letter to Santa pillow that I “stitched” (not one of my strong suits)


Christmas is over and the busyness has lightened up. Now is the time to take a few days and enjoy the efforts of our labors. Many people take everything down the day after Christmas, not me. It has taken so long to get things decorated, shopping done, packages wrapped baking etc.chri2011


Now is the time for me to relax and take a breather and savor the season. Santa was really good to me this year and I received a new camera. I am trying to figure it out( more technology to keep up on.) I decided to go around the house and take a few more pics of things and give it a try.




My little gingerbread light from Donna


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Here is Noah’s Ark that we made for our Grandson Isaiah, I think he will have a fun time it. We made a couple of doll cradles for the girls but didn’t get pictures. hhhmmmmm how did that happen??!!

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one of my favorite Santa's


I like the “winter look” with the chickadee and the pine……

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Winter is aglow on the chimney cabinet…(this may stay out a while) I just don’t want to put everything away yet




I love this  mitten cabinet, (although we don’t need to war mittens here in Cali. lol) one of our newest creations with square pegs.


Santa sits upon a cranberry scoop that we made years ago.




The Christmas season is so magical and fun. It brings out the child inside of you.


These are a few of  my favorite pottery pieces and lots of things that I made in ceramics years ago (great memories)



screen door and snowman


snowman cookie jar


~Nativity pieces that I  hand painted, (years ago)- I gave them a new “barn” this year and brought some new life to them. And then I added all of the other lighted houses that I pulled from all of the shelves around the house to add a village to the display.

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~Looks like Santa  can take a break now and relax~


~and I can take time and enjoy some grandchildren time. This is Sophia with Grandma reading and doing stickers, she is so sweet~


and below is my son Micah with his new “girl” Leigh. She is adorable and loves Christmas just like the rest of us girls! I think she will fit right in.


Thank you for stopping by. I have to say that I have truly enjoyed “visiting” everyone's blog this year and seeing all of the beautifully decorated homes. There are so many talented people with lots of inspiration, and ideas to share. Hopefully you are taking time to savor the season! Was Santa good to you??!!!  I sure hope so.

Blessings to you and your family. ~Sara


Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~John 14:27

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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The decorating is done…..

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Goodies have been baked…..

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cookies are ready to leave for Santa…..


presents are all wrapped…….



ok, maybe a few too many??!!….no


Time to concentrate on the real meaning of Christmas….


For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas filled with loving family and friends! Take time to enjoy the little things in life. Give lots of hugs and kisses, tell someone how special they are to you, give to someone in need, care deeply!



Christmas Blessings ~Sara

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Pictures……..

Welcome to my Christmas home. Come on in and get comfortable. Would you like  to sit and have a cup of coffee with me? There is so much to look at , every spot has had a touch of Christmas added to it. The fire is glowing, the lights are twinkling and my village and nativity are all aglow. It is so warm and cozy in here. Well where do we begin? Why don’t you just take a look around and tell me what you think. I think I may have over done it a little. But it is Christmas and such a special time of year. Would you like a treat? I have a super simple recipe at the end, be sure to have one on your way out.




























This is the cabinet with the grandchildren's toys




Come on into the dining room~



This is the top of my dining room hutch with my little soldiers all in a row

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I love the twinkling lights…….c-h12

OOHHH……….the wonderful scents in the kitchen and dining room….can you smell the cinnamon?? or the pine?



a few of my favorite ornaments

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Here is a special treat for you, they are so good.


These are basic Rice Krispy Treats, cut into squares, insert a stick, dip in white chocolate and sprinkles. Done! So easy!!

Well that  is all I have to share with you today, hope that you enjoyed the tour of my home. Have a blessed week enjoying this awesome season!chr blog


Christmas Blessings to you and your family.



“ Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.

And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to make you glad.”

– John Greenleaf Whittier