Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!

I wish for a peaceful, healthy, happy


for us one and all!

Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you a better man
(or woman)

~Benjamin Franklin~

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowy Scenes

We were warned and we anticipated the winter event coming our way.
We were not disappointed! Sunday morning we were wakened by screeching and squealing of our electrical appliances trying to maintain their power.

I arose from my bed at 7 AM to this awesome scene. I knew it would be a day for taking photos.

The delicate flakes piled one on top of another

The snow inched its way up and up

I hear there is snow in Paris, too...sigh...

Our little cabin in the woods would have to wait for our company until Spring.

There would be not relaxing there in weather such as this!

The snow took on an elegance
~ a tiered wedding cake, perhaps?

~maybe a crystal white chandy?

~ or a vintage remnant of bride's lace?

We were cozy and warm beside our home's hearth.

I was hoping our feathered friends had taken
refuge in one of the chalets provided just for them.

However, we found most of them enjoying this change of scenery.

We watched this little one dancing and playing in this one spot most of the day.

Some just sat serenely, taking in the beauty, unaware they added to that beauty.

Others clamored for seed and food fights ensued.

Our Miss Callie was content to sit beside windows
watching the snow fall and the feathers fly.


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Many of us are getting snow. For us, it's come earlier than usual this year.
I love the snow. I love staying in my home, cozied up by the fireplace with a good book or a stack of magazines and cookbooks...a cup of tea or hot chocolate in hand while the beautiful flakes fall.

A couple of years ago I got 'hooked' on creating my own snowflakes.
There is a place online were one can do that HERE.
It's pretty additive, but creative and fun.
These are some that I created.

Now here's a snowflake for the books.
This morning we had a brief snow of very large flakes.
I got to the window with my camera and 'caught' this heart-shaped snowflake!

"L O V E"!

No, it's not's just as I captured it with my camera!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thank you, Shannon!

A few weeks ago, I received a lovely wrapped gift from
Shannon at Cozy Home Scenes

I had entered her giveaway for an apron, handmade by Shannon herself, and a Cookie cookbook and I WON!
Yes, I did!

Isn't the fabric just the cutest?
I love it! Photo borrowed from Shannon

Once in awhile, you come across a lovely giveaway that seems was made just for you and this was the one for me.
You see, I collect aprons and cookbooks!

Honestly, I haven't had the opportunity to use the cookbook yet.
We've been in the throughs of redoing our kitchen.
This past week I finally got my new convection oven.
Yep, I'll be making cookies my new apron!
Thank you, Shannon!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010





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