• Not Finished With Your Christmas Shopping
    Christmas,  Tips

    Not Finished With Christmas Shopping????? We Got Ya Covered!!

    If y’all are like me, you may not be completely done with your Christmas shopping. For some reason the season has gotten away from me. Well, I am the kind of person that instead of completely breaking down in a heap and crying “woe is me” (ok, I may have lost it for about 5 or 10 minutes) I pick myself up and figure out the solution. Now I am someone that has a lot to prepare for here at home and I really do not have time to run out to the crowded malls. So, I figured since I was going to be last minutes gifts and deals online…

  • My Favorite Christmas Story
    Christmas,  Family

    My Favorite Christmas Story

    My Favorite Christmas Story is a peek into Christmas at my home with my family and the wonderful story that has come out of it. A story that will now be read every Christmas. Like most everyone else, things have been a bit tight for my husband and me this year. This is one of the reasons I asked him for a Christmas gift that was from his heart. Well, he did not disappoint! I slowly opened the last present of Christmas, curious as to what it was. Inside I found a frame with green construction paper inside. My daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and husband all watched on as I started…

  • Christmas,  Holidays

    The Christmas Truce

    The Christmas Truce is a touching story about how even enemies can put down their arms and share peace together, even if just for a short time. This is the perfect story for Christmas. We hope y’all will enjoy and pass it on for all to read and experience. by David G. StratmanFrom his book, We Can Change the WorldIt was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I. German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with “the enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held…

  • A wonderful tradition to start with your children and grandchildren. They will be excited to open a present each night & count down to Christmas
    Children,  Christmas,  Holidays

    The 25 Books Of Christmas

    The 25 Books Of Christmas I am always looking for new, fun ideas for Christmas. This year, my daughter and grandson are in North Carolina so my mind has been working overtime to make this the best Christmas ever. My grandson, Brandon, is going to be 8 in December. He loves cars, trucks, and trains just like most little boys. Something else that he finds joy in books! He and I would get in our jammies after his bath, pop a bowl of popcorn and cuddle up under a blanket in the recliner with a good book. Sometimes I would have to read it more than once (ok, sometimes 3…

  • Christmas,  Holidays

    Twas The Day After Christmas

    Have you ever wondered what happens on the day after Christmas? What Santa and the reindeer do? Well keep reading to find out exactly what takes place the day after Christmas Twas the day after Christmas and Santa was beat. Rudolph was soaking his soar reindeer feet.     The Sleigh was covered with soot from the night, And all of the Reindeer were looking a fright.     The runners were worn, and the seat cover torn. “Twas good to be Home, on this good Christmas Day Morn.”     All the elves had gone on vacation As the sleigh full of toys flew over the nation    …

  • These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. We make these as Christmas Cookies. #christmascookies #cookierecipe
    Christmas,  Recipes

    Nonni’s Snickerdoodles

    These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. My daughter Brianna absolutely LOVES Snickerdoodles!! So, a few years ago I added this awesome cookie to my list of Christmas cookies that I make each holiday season. To me, family recipes are always the best. I have been working hard at getting our families recipes together to share with our children and their children. This is one of those recipes. This recipe comes from my Mama, or Nonni as my children call her. She is the absolute best cook I have ever met. So when she told me she had this recipe for Snickerdoodles I KNEW they…

  • Almond Joy Macaroons
    Christmas,  Dessert,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Almond Joy Macaroons

    Almond Joy Macaroons If it has coconut, chocolate, and nuts…I’m in!!! I just love those things mixed together. When it comes in the form of a recipe that only has 4 ingredients and is perfect for any occasion both formal and informal, well that just ROCKS!! Not to mention it’s a sweet little morsel of goodness! Almond Joy Macaroons are so easy to make, just mix the ingredients together, scoop them onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake. Ta Da!!! Yes, they really are that simple and quick. I usually make a double batch of these as they tend to disappear quickly, especially around Christmas time. **When you scoop these…

  • Fruity Cookies
    Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Fruity Cookies

    I know, “Fruity Cookies” sounds a bit funny. I am really not sure where the name came from, possibly my Mama, but I just love saying it. These have been a tradition in my family at Christmas time since, well since I can remember. Fruit Cake is one of my very least favorite Christmas treats, although my husband absolutely loves it. These little cookies resemble them ever so slightly, however, I don’t believe I have met someone yet that has not loved these. They are also terrific to enjoy while dipping into a hot cup of coffee. I really hope that you will make a batch and try them. I…