December 30, 2011


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Wishing you and yours a happy & healthy 2012!

December 28, 2011

Scenes from Christmas Eve

 Ready, Set, Go!
 Baked Brie
 Bacon Herb Cupcakes
 Rosemary in the glow of the lights
 Christmas Eve Sunset
 Mother-in-Laws Holiday Mantle
 Warm fires
 Christmas Polka
Ready for Santa and his Reindeer
 Calm before the wrapping paper storm...

December 23, 2011

Glimpses of our December

Christmas Menus

 Christmas Day
Baked Fresh Ham
Cheesy Olive Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Assorted Italian Pastries

 You can find my Potato Recipe here:

Christmas Morning
Loaded Fruit Salad
Ham & Mushroom Breakfast Casserole (or strata if yer fancy!)
Christmas Eve
Bacon Herb Cupcakes
We will be at my in-laws on Christmas Eve and they are serving Prime Rib.  I thought these would make a nice and unique accompaniment.

I am also hosting an early supper on the 27th for out-of-state relatives, that so far I have NO idea what I will serve...yikes.

My goal is too post pictures of all of my prepared dishes and do a post-holiday wrap-up of our meals.  In addition to all of the goodies in between!  Christmas is all about the food for me...Enjoy!

December 22, 2011

Wishing my blog family & friends Happy & Healthy Holidays!! I will be posting sporadically over the next couple of weeks, but I'm looking forward to some exciting projects in 2012.  I'm hoping you will join me and I want to thank you all for your support and sweetness over the last year! XOXO Traci

December 15, 2011

Teacher Gift

I'm reposting this from last year to maybe inspire someone to create an easy, heartfelt gift for your childs teacher. I'm guilty this year of not being as creative :(. The boys teachers will get Target gift cards sweetly wrapped with a sweet treat.

M&M Jars

Couple of bags of traditional colored m&m's
Sealing jars from Dollar Tree or Walmart
Pretty card stock for the message
Pretty ribbon & wrapping

Fill your jars with the m's and attach the message below and wrap...sweet & sincere!

Green is for the inspiration you gave to me each day,
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way,
Orange is for your warmth and your caring style,

Yellow is for the way you could always make me smile,
Red is for my life that you touched this year,
You’re a very special teacher, like this jar-that’s clear!
Thank you so much…

Love, Brennan