Posted in December 2011

Window Frame

Window Frame

Once upon a time, there was a wonderful basement filled with all sorts of treasures…my grandparents’ basement : ) My sister and I loved playing down there when we were growing up. So many boxes to open and things to explore. I still feel like I’m on a treasure hunt when I head down there as … Continue reading

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

On Christmas Eve, after we got Abbie to sleep, Stephen and I made a pecan pie for after lunch the next day! We used this recipe and it turned out great! And don’t worry, the pecans really do all float to the top while baking, see!?

Shelves

Shelves

Another new place for seasonal decorations to go – thanks to Stephen’s dad for putting them up! shelves: IKEA (link for bracket) pitcher: IKEA free printable: today’s creative blog

Picture Frame Tray

Picture Frame Tray

This was one of those projects that you buy all the pieces for, planning something else entirely, but somehow it clicks and you realize they work much better another way…This frame was bought to hold this project. And the fabric was meant to be mod podged over the ornaments I had. But then I changed my … Continue reading

Christmastime

Christmastime

Welcome, Christmas. I can’t believe you’re less than a week away! So many presents still to wrap and so much candy still to make : )  Last year you taught me how to make my first wreath (thanks parents-in-law!). This year you’re extra special, as I am once again seeing you through a child’s eyes. But … Continue reading

8 Months Old

8 Months Old

Our blue-eyed babe turned 8 months old late last week.  The biggest physical change that came in this last month was that Abbie started sitting up! Over a week or less Abbie went from teetering as she struggled to master sitting up unsupported, to grasping the concept more or less “perfectly” : ) Her speed with … Continue reading

Nursery Wall

Nursery Wall

Well this is one project that took a little longer than intended. As I was preparing the nursery and all things baby in our house, before Abbie arrived, I comforted myself with the thought – “it doesn’t have to be perfect before she’s born; Abbie won’t know the difference if such and such isn’t up … Continue reading

Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon Pudding

Okay, last Thanksgiving influenced post, I promise : ) then on to Christmas! We had a touch of good old fashion cooking grace our Thanksgiving table this year: Persimmon Pudding! Here’s just a couple pictures of the pudding getting made… Into the pan she goes… I LOVED getting to try this persimmon pudding, come dessert time, … Continue reading

Broccoli, Cabbage, & Collards

Broccoli, Cabbage, & Collards

Coming home from Thanksgiving, we brought back with us fall veggies from my father-in-law’s garden. First, some broccoli: How pretty is broccoli!? I want to see it once it’s overripe and flowered… We’re gonna be trying this recipe tomorrow night, with the last of the broccoli we brought back. And fyi, these tender stems tasted … Continue reading