Category: Christmas

Mint Green Christmas Ornaments

Mint Green Christmas Ornaments

Mint green Christmas ornaments are a nice subtle variation on the more bold shade of green that you tend to find at Christmas time. I’ve always loved green. It’s a very peaceful, calming, and lush color. (It’s always a color…

9 Cute “Scottie Dog” Christmas Ornaments!

9 Scottie Dog Christmas Ornaments

I’m always a sucker for Christmas ornaments — or anything, really — featuring animals, and I found some really cute ornaments recently with “Scottie dogs,” officially known as Scottish terriers.   Who doesn’t love Scottie dogs? Whether they remind you…

5 Wooden Christmas Ornaments to Paint

Unfinished Wooden Christmas Ornaments to paint yourself

  Looking for some wooden Christmas ornaments to paint? When my two girls were little, they loved crafts of all kinds. I would regularly go to Michael’s and buy them foam craft kits and glue dots,plus things like pipe cleaners,…

Our Years of Santa Visits

santa visits over the years

I’m not at all interested in having a debate on whether or not families should or shouldn’t have Santa be a part of their Christmas, However, I thought you might find it interesting to read about our family’s interactions with…

5 Great Christmas Tree Storage Bags with Wheels

Christmas Tree Storage Bags with Wheels

If you need some organizational help at Christmas time, these Christmas tree storage bags with wheels might be just what you need. Storage and organization is always a challenge for me, and storing Christmas items is something of a unique…

Pink Christmas Tree Ornaments

6 Pink Christmas Tree Ornaments

I once played the piano for a Christmas party in a home with a Christmas tree in each room. Including each bathroom. Plus one outside by their pool. Seriously. The family had two little girls, and I can’t remember what…

Peacock Christmas Tree Toppers

peacock christmas tree toppers

Peacock Christmas tree toppers, believe it or not, are something that I didn’t realize existed until just this week. In fact, when I first heard of them, I thought the whole idea was very strange. Why would you put a peacock…

My Favorite (Slightly Obscure) Christmas Songs

As a pianist, I spend Decembers playing the piano for office lobbies, departments stores, school choral concerts, Christmas luncheons, sing-a-longs, office parties, and home parties. I never get tired of Christmas/winter holiday music. I know some people groan when they…

Our Christmas Tree “Rules”

Christmas tree

   A few years ago I stopped by a friend’s house  in late April and was astonished to see a fully-decorated Christmas tree set up in her foyer. When I asked her about it — thinking there must be some…

Santa Sleigh and Reindeer Outdoor Decorations

Santa Sleigh and Reindeer Outdoor Decorations

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is seeing all the outdoor lights and decorations. When the kids were younger, we used to get in our pajamas right before bedtime and drive through various neighborhoods slowly, looking at…