O Christmas Tree

I planned to post a picture of our finished tree this morning as a follow-up to yesterday’s post. But somehow, I didn’t much feel like posting today. With the school shooting in Connecticut the season seems to have lost some of its joy. But Dave Ramsey...

If it doesn't move, attach holly to it

That’s how I learned to decorate for Christmas when I worked at Biltmore Estate. Luckily, it lets Thistle off the hook. I do NOT decorate my dog. But I LOVE to¬†drape everything else in red and green and holly. And today is tree day! Each year I try to take a day...

Countdown to Christmas

Guess what? The first week of December is GONE! Yup, Christmas is just two and a half weeks away. Are you ready? Are you counting down with joy and anticipation? Or is there a little how-will-I-get-everything-done dread mixed in there? When I was little, we had a...