Archive for November, 2016

Nostalgic Christmas Tree Ramblings


My dear readers, I have been reminiscing nostalgia of  Christmas’s past, so it continues today with my Nostalgic Christmas Tree Ramblings.

I am thinking particularly of my childhood Christmases. You see, the Captain and I have been watching Christmas Movies and one of our favorites is “A Christmas Carol”. Dickens could not have said it better when he commented:


“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

It was good to be a child at Christmas in our home.


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Hanging Christmas Wreaths Is Easy…And They Look So Pretty!


Hanging Christmas Wreaths Is Easy…And They Look So Pretty!

I like to hang wreaths on the exterior windows of our home because I believe they make the outside of our house more festive…and they are so pretty!

It is really very easy to do…even if you have a two story home.

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Decorating the Christmas Mantel…the Day After Thanksgiving!


I love decorating the Christmas mantel in our living room! And it did not slip past my time clock that I started decorating the mantel on the 25th of November, one day after Thanksgiving and exactly one month until Christmas!


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Still Talkin’ Thanksgiving Dinner and Hot Cocoa!

turkeyStill Talkin’ Thanksgiving Dinner and Hot Cocoa!

I am still sooooo full from our huge Thanksgiving Dinner!

I really did not eat a lot at dinner.

Seriously, I really did not,….

…….in fact I left quite a bit on my plate, even though I placed a couple teaspoons of this and a couple teaspoons of that for my personal servings.

However, here comes the confession time.

I love to sample foods as I prepare them.

And this is especially true when preparing our Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Happy Thanksgiving To All….

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Happy Thanksgiving To All….

I hope you are all having the very best Thanksgiving ever and are enjoying each other’s company.  Cherish it forever because you never know when you will see your loved ones and friends again!

Blessings to all.




Decorating For Christmas With Pillows!

Decorating For Christmas With Pillows!

Yikes!  Yes, I know we still have the Thanksgiving Holiday to enjoy, and I am going to really enjoy all that wonderful eating.  


But in the meantime, I decided to start checking out my pillow stash for the change-over from Autumn to Christmas decor.

For the pictures below, I sat most of the pillows on the two sofas, but some will go in the bedrooms and on other chairs.  This is sort of my staging area as I decide where I want what.

Did that make sense?

My dear readers, I have a confession to make.

I love pillows and someone might say that I am a pillow addict.

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Chicken Stock For The Best Chicken Noodle Soup Ever!


Chicken Stock For The Best Chicken Noodle Soup Ever! and even though I have a great recipe listed in my recipe section of this Blog….this recipe is just a bit different. 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wanted to share with you a recipe that came from my grandma on my Dad’s side….in other words my paternal grandmother.

“How different is this chicken soup recipe?”…you may ask or maybe you won’t ask, but you know me and I am going to tell you anyway.



Oh, sorry….that is a line from the Mickey Mouse club Mouseketeers.


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Hacksaw Ridge…Movie Review.


The Captain and I went to see the movie, Hacksaw Ridge and I feel it is a must see…for accuracy, if for nothing else.

Of all the “Hollywood War Movies”….it is most likely the most realistic, right beside the true based stories of “Saving Private Ryan” and “American Sniper”

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Talking Turkey Thanksgiving Tablescape!


Talking Turkey Thanksgiving Tablescape!

Can We Talk?

Turkey, I mean.

Tis the time for delicious roasted turkey for our Thanksgiving feast and also a time to really, literally… put the turkey on the table.

You see…the turkey spoke to me.


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Baby It’s Cold Outside Hot Cocoa Bar in Florida!


Baby It’s Cold Outside Hot Cocoa Bar in Florida!

Did you see it?

The moose, the cocoa sign and the sorta balmy weather in Florida.

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