Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Sights

The sights and the sounds
around here are
getting merrier every day.
It's the most
time of the year!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Turkey Day!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. 

First and foremost, we thank God for our good health and safety. 

We are also thankful that we will all be together for the holiday!

Nel is preparing most of the fixin's. Dad is performing the annual turkey dance. (This is where he wakes us up bright and early only to make the turkey talk and dance for us. It cracked us up when we were young, and we still make him do it every year!)

This Thursday, we will be stuffing our bellies full of Thanksgiving goodness and enjoying each other's company. 

We hope you are close to your loved ones this holiday, whether it be in person or in your heart.  

Finally, we must let you know that we are thankful for YOU!

Happy Turkey Day!

~Sheri, Jess, and Nel

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Quick Thought

The weather is finally cooling down, 

and the holidays are upon us!

Are you ready??


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

'Tis The Season Blog Tour

When our friend Jemma, from AT HOME with Jemma, asked us to join  the 'Tis The Season' blog tour, I said Yes right away because Christmas is my favorite holiday.  There will be many creative bloggers sharing their festive Christmas décor, recipes, and how they celebrate the season.  Please join us for the blog tour the week of December 9 through December 14 and get some spirited ideas from them, including Jemma, who is one of the most talented friends I know.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Long Walks

One of my favorite things to do is go on long walks with my husband.  There is much beauty to be found only a few blocks from my home.  With Autumn lingering on, I appreciate all that it has to offer.

I'm still enjoying Fall,
but I have to say,
I'm starting 
to get into the
Christmas spirit.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Smells Good

Fresh cookies are in the oven :-)

This is a mess I don't mind cleaning up so much. 

What's your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? My all-time favorite is Nestle Toll House. I know the recipe by heart and have been using it since I was a little girl.

What's that I smell? 

My cookies are done!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Joy for the Holidays!

Some say the holidays come too quickly--that we're not done with one before the next begins...

But I say, bring on the days of sparkle and shine!...

of craft and creativity...


of harvest and happiness.

To me, the holidays represent the best of who we are, and I don't think it's ever too early to start the celebration!

'Tis the season! Let's enjoy it!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Just Listen

From time to time, I told you that I would share some of my favorite poems with you.  This is one of them.

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you - just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
~Shel Silverstein
Have a peaceful
Sunday, my friend.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Christmas Present For Myself

I know it's a bit early, but when it comes to Christmas, I just can't help myself.  I saw this cute little elf while out shopping, and had to buy it.

Then, I came across a sweet, smaller elf.  I just had to bring it home too.

Isn't this rose covered in snow pretty?  I think I'm going to decorate with white, silver, and red this year.

We are awaiting the Christmas season here, as it is our favorite holiday of all.

'Tis the season
to be jolly,

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Peek Into

California Wine Country...


Take a seat

with the girls

and take in the beauty 

of the rolling hills, 


luscious grapes,


and serenity. 

And why not taste a special port in an edible chocolate glass while you are here? ;-)

Thank you for visiting California Wine Country.