Wrapping Items

Christmas Wrapping Station

Wrapping gifts can be very enjoyable This is my very first Christmas themed post.  I have already been getting organized and planning for Christmas for a month of so.  First thing I did was get my gift wrapping station organized. My favorite time of the year is when we are all preparing for the holidays. I enjoy wrapping presents as long as its under the right conditions.  I know I am going to be doing a…

Crochet, DIY, Home Decor, Christmas

Super Chunky, Super Soft, Crochet Afghan

Your Own personal Snuggle Afghan. a I was in Michael’s when I spotted this wool mega soft huge fluffy amazing yarn. I wasn’t sure how I was suppose to use it, but I knew I had to try it. I have never felt a wool as soft as this stuff.  I ended up making two trips for wool, but this afghan is well worth  the cost. a Honestly this afghan is like a huge warm…

Chili, Halloween, Recipe,

Halloween Chili and Cornbread

Happy Halloween Cauldron Chili I am excited to be participating in this chili blog hop with all these great bloggers. Americans are known for their chili, I cannot wait to try some of these recipes.  Chili is such a versatile dish,  winter in a steamy bowl like this recipe of summer on salad.  This is my addition to the hop, you will see all the other wonderful recipe links at the bottom of this post.…

Halloween, Home Decor, Vignettes, Fall, DIY

Halloween Decor

Halloween Decor for an Empty Nester Halloween is very low key at our house.   Thankfully our street has a very large  well attended haunted house; so we have more than a 100 trick or treaters, very rare in our city. I was upset when it snowed so early this year, but eureka we warmed up and it looks like it will be a snow free Halloween. As there are no little ones at home the decorations…

Recipes, DIY, Halloween

Halloween Party in a Flash

Halloween Party in an hour and a half total I decided to share our last minute Halloween party from last year before I started blogging. I found out in the morning that my two girls were able to come up for a visit and were on their way.   It took me an hour and a half. An hour at the grocery store and the dollar store.  Another half hour to toss it all together…

fall, freezer, cooking, baking

Canadian Bacon Spinach and Goat Cheese Tarts

Savoury Tarts Fit for Company These rich delicious tarts or quiches are good enough for company.  One small tart per person and serve it something light like salad of fruit.  Its rich but doesn’t taste fatty because of the lean Canadian bacon.  You can easily substitute the bacon for ham, but I much prefer it with the bacon. My eldest son ate most vegetables including spinach until he heard his uncle say spinach was disgusting, blah blah blah.…

Fall, Home Decor, Silhouette,

Pumpkin Pennant

What is a Pennant exactly? A couple of years ago I made a O Holy Night swag for Christmas, then my grand daughter had one for her birthday party.    I made this fall pennant, but had no idea how to title the blog post accurately.  Do I call it a swag, a bunting, a pennant, or a banner?  Not wanting to make a mistake I had to look into it.  After a couple of hours of…

Farmhouse, Shelf, Refinish, DIY

Farmhouse Basket Shelf

Small Storage Shelf I don’t think of myself as a treasure hunter because I often spend a whole day searching and buy nothing.  I have learnt to look in the off season area, the 70% off section, and damaged sections in the hopes of seeing something.  I recommend it and if you see something that appeals,  grab it if the price is very good.  At the very least you end up with a project. It’s true…