Entertaining and The Moscow Pom Cocktail Recipe

We host Christmas Eve dinner at our house, and this year I tried to come up with a new drink to serve. We also have wine, and basic bar drinks, but I thought it would be fun to make something and have my guests give it a name. The winner is: The Moscow Pom Cocktail.  Moscow… [Read More]

Maidenhair Fern: A Hard to Kill Houseplant

One of my favorite plants is the maidenhair fern. Though there are many species of maidenhairs, I particularly like Adiantum capillus-veneris for it’s arching delicate fronds and the contrasting dark, almost black wiry stems. Many say that this plant is only hardy to zone 7a, but I do grow it in my 6a garden. It’s somewhat… [Read More]

Christmas Wish

I hope that you enjoy this wonderful day and leave you with this wish.

Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe

This is the best time of year to make fresh cranberry shortbread cookies. You may be able to find frozen cranberries any time of year, but why not buy a couple of extra bags now, and toss them into the freezer, while they are still in season. Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe There are many cranberry… [Read More]

Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the Holidays

You can find them everywhere this time of year, and though they do come in many pretty shapes and sizes now, the average poinsettia in a pot can be a little boring. Why not make a poinsettia arrangement for the holidays by cutting the flowers and placing them in a vase? Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the… [Read More]

Wood, Candle, Cranberry and Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece

A simple 2 x 10 piece of pine from home depot, is the base for this simple wood, candle, cranberry and fresh evergreen centerpiece.  Having a pretty centerpiece on the dining room table is something I love to create, especially at the holidays. In the summer, flowers from the garden are a must, but at… [Read More]

Using Word Clouds to Create Gift Tags and Cards

My Christmas stencil challenge inspired me to look into word clouds. These are the images composed of a group of words in different directions, colors and sizes. The stencil I used was a square but I’ve noticed they can be any shape, even a Christmas tree. Creating Gift Tags & Cards with Word Clouds this post contains affiliate links… [Read More]