Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like....

It's looking like Christmas, but it doesn't feel like Christmas.  We're also not complaining about the weather!
I'm sharing a couple of our decorations with you...
First of all, our nativity set sits in our dining room on the side board.  Above it, are our 4 vintage ornaments from my husbands grandma.  They are from the mid 1930's!  I love them all, and am so glad that we can hang up a bit of memorabilia for such a special season. 
Next, is a photo of my grandpa.  He used to dress up as Santa at our annual family Christmas party every year.  He is still Santa in my heart!  
This week, I'll share with you the handmade stockings that my grandma made for each of us.  A tradition that someday, I will have to pass down to future generations.  

Enjoy each day of the upcoming season!  ~Sarah

Monday, November 28, 2011


 The house is decorated for Christmas, our tree is up, our stockings are hung by the fireplace, our green balsam wreaths are decorated with starfish & sand dollars, and we are ready for Santa!  Our elf, Popcorn, made his appearance this year just before Thanksgiving.  He even visited with us at the Cape when we stayed there over night last week.  Christmas is so full of magic and believing!  I love witnessing all of it through the eyes of my five year old!!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

feeling blessed...

     Today, I'm feeling blessed for the wonderful time spent with family over the last few days!  Fourteen cousins kept each other busy, busy, busy playing football, video games, tag, board games, and watching the Macy's parade together.  They're ages range from 28 down to 5 (my son being the youngest), and oh what fun they had together!  We all sat down to an abundant Thanksgiving meal together, and traveled home today.

     When we got home, we unpacked the car, picked up our dog from the kennel, and started bringing our Christmas boxes up from the basement - let the decorating begin!  Tomorrow we will head out to a tree farm together to cut down our Christmas tree - what a wonderful time of the year! 
Peace, hope & love, Sarah

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello Monday...

Hello short work week, and Thanksgiving plans,
Hello to laying out clothes to pack, for our weekend away with family.

Hello to the boxes that fill our den, 
to begin packing our home...a daunting task, with a positive end in sight.

Hello to Christmas packages already wrapped with butcher paper & twine,
stacked high in our dining room, awaiting the arrival of our Christmas tree.  

So much to be thankful for...we are truly blessed, and surrounded by love!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Goodnight Monday! xo Sarah

Friday, November 18, 2011

thankful for...

I am thankful for...
  1. Fridays!
  2. my 2 guys
  3. family & friends 
  4. my cozy home
  5. our church & strong faith
  6. perseverance
  7. ............(I'll add to my list in other posts...stay tuned)
xo~ Sarah

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

busy making soups & sauces...

My husband has been a busy man in the kitchen lately!  Our soups & sauces for family and friends has been very successful over the last few months.  This past summer, we hosted a home party for people to taste-test our products.  We just finished delivering our second round of soups & sauces, and have had a few friends request our soups on a weekly basis!  It's a win~win...My husband is happy cooking, and our friends & family are happy to have home-cooked meals readily available for their families.

Do what you love, love what you do!! xoxo