Hello, everyone. Happy Christmas Season to all!!

Such a favorite time of year for me. I remember my father taking me to the Christmas tree lot with so much nostalgia. Even now when I smell a live Christmas tree it takes me right back to that time, that night when my father and I picked out our tree. When I'm back there in my mind I want to savor the moment a little, too. Ah...

Anyway, we have an exciting program tonight along with the Thursday Favorite Things Party where there will be lots and lots of wonderful Christmas inspiration. I'm looking forward to what more I can hurry and make before the 24th of December. One year I was making Christmas tree ornaments on Christmas Eve before going to a family party. They weren't for the party either. I just love making ornaments!! When I was decorating my traditional tree this year I was showing my grown daughter all the handmade ornaments and when I made them, approximately. :) Some go back to when my husband and I were first married.

There are some decorating hints and tips that I think you will love in this first feature. I'm so doing some of these.

(Permission has been granted to use these photos)

Scrumptious Orange Rolls by The Painted Apron

Silent Night Wood Art by My Hubbard Home

Small Batch Grapefruit Mandarin Jam by Comfort Spring Station

Smells Like Christmas by Hello Lovely Studio


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  1. Linda,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups are # 16, 18 and 21 for this week!

  2. Thank you for hosting the link party. We appreciate you. Our links this week are: #186, #187, & #188.

  3. We used to always get a real tree when I was a kid. I haven't got a real one in years - ever since a cat I had knocked the whole huge tree over (ornaments and all) when I was 38 weeks pregnant with my oldest. I wanted to cry (and I am sure I did) and the mess was crazy!

    I think next year we will get one tho. Last year we had a new rescue dog and he liked to chew on things (he has gotten a bit better) and now this year we have a second rescue dog who we were not sure of with a real tree. My biggest problem was them drinking all the water from it :)

    I am at 107 and 108 this week with peppermint whipped cream and roasted sweet dumpling squash.


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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