Darkness shall take flight soon

A new day will rise again. What a welcome feast this is as we endure these long, dark days approaching the light of Christmas. More posts on how our family celebrates the Feast of Saint Lucy… Santa Lucia Day Books and Traditions Santa Lucia Day Santa Lucia Morning Traditional Swedish Sankta Lucia Song Night walks […]

Christmas Tour 2014

Welcome! and thank you for hosting, Myquillyn.  I look forward to your Christmas Tour of Homes every year!  What a fun way to see what all the creative women of the blogging world are doing to make their homes beautiful during this happy season of Christmas!  You are the hostess with the mostess! Our entryway […]

Kid Friendly Christmas Decorating

Growing up, my Mother (the original Martha) would always let me decorate my bedroom for Christmas.  As a mom, I’m realizing that it doesn’t take much to please the children when it comes to Christmas decorations for their rooms.  A string of lights and a paper chain here, a wreath there, and their own tree […]

Readers’ Wreaths

A couple of years ago, I made a new Advent Wreath and blogged about it.  It ended up being quite a popular post, and was featured on one of my favorite blogs, Memories on Clover Lane.  I love to create beauty in my home with my own hands, but when I hear from SMAM readers […]

Dining Room Table Fit for Feasting

This is what our dining room table will look like for some of our family’s special Advent Feast Day celebrations, Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Dinner, and probably New Year’s Eve as well. Table cloth ~ Threshold at Target Gold angels ~ Pier One Gold Chargers ~ Michael’s Craft Store Gold bells ~ Pier One Everything […]

Thanksgiving Recipes

This post is from a couple of years ago, but not much has changed.  When it comes to Thanksgiving food, I tend to love the same things year after year!  Scroll to the bottom for a couple of new recipes for this year. I’m  hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year.  It’s just going to be our […]

Mom’s Happy Light

A cuppa tea, a little light, and a lazy Sunday feast. Ahhhhhhhh.

Begin Novena to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception 2014

Just in case you are interested, the Novena to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, ending with day nine on Monday, December 8th, should start next Sunday, November 30th.  I personally am going to place a sticky note on the window above the kitchen sink as soon as I finish this post because, for whatever […]

We only need one good shot

Next week, we’re heading up to visit my family in New Jersey.  My sister has kindly agreed to take some family photos for us in the woods at my parents’ home.  We’re also going to get some shots of the children with my folks.  Normally, we do family pictures when it’s a bit warmer out, […]

Did you make a felt and burlap Advent wreath?

Good morning, readers! I received the kindest comment from my new internet friend Tricia.  She used my Advent Wreath idea and made her very own absolutely stunning wreath for her family’s table.  She doesn’t blog, but she sent me a photo of it and I can hardly wait to share it with you here. Is […]


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