Letting Go of Christmas Expectations and the Stress

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. As you eat prime rib, turkey, and open gifts from your family and friends are you thinking this Christmas is not meeting expectations? Is it different, are Read More …

Do Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies Count as Christmas Cookies?

Easy Peanut Butter Kisses Cookie Recipe Starting in the beginning of December I start baking cookies, lots of cookies. Now Peanut Butter Kiss cookies don’t look like Christmas cookies, but they are one of my kids’ favorites, so they get made Read More …

M&M Christmas Pretzels, a Holiday Tradition

Countdown to Christmas: M&M Pretzels In addition to Christmas cookies, I also make Christmas pretzels, AND I do it the easy way. It used to be hard to find circle pretzels, but most groceries stores have them now during the Read More …

Christmas Music by Pentatonix: Mary Did You Know

Countdown to Christmas with Pentatonix It’s more Christmas music!!  It’s DAY 3 and I’m still on a Christmas music kick. For the past few weeks I have seen the video of  Mary Did You Know floating on Facebook, but like Read More …

Count Down To Christmas: Marine Corps Christmas Ornaments

USMC Christmas Ornaments I love the holiday season and everything about it including Christmas carols, outdoor light displays, making candy, baking cookies, and especially my Marine Corps Christmas Ornaments.  To me, Christmas trees are a journey through life and memories Read More …

Day 28/365: Marine Corps Ornament

This Christmas ornament is one of the newest on the tree. It is in honor of my oldest son who became a Marine this year. Next year I will have another commemorative ornament as my youngest son completes basic training Read More …

Day 9/365: Christmas Presents

I wrapped Christmas presents today!! Not being one for procrastination, (did I say that?) I like to have all my wrapping done early so I can enjoy the last week before the holiday season.  I like making each package fancy Read More …