traditions

New beginnings and old traditions

You ever get an idea in your head that something needs to be done a certain way, or it can’t be done at all? That if it can’t be done the way it’s supposed to be (which is however you’ve decided it needs to be), it’s not worth doing at all? Or, maybe you’ll do(…)

How to make a sweater stocking and a whole lot more

I know:  The Christmas crafting boat pretty much left the harbor at least a week ago.  For most of us the preparations are done and we’re in the thick of celebration.  This post, however, is not really a quick and easy tutorial on how to whip up a Christmas stocking out of an old sweater(…)

Gingerpalooza! A step-by-step guide for making memories

We know it’s a bit late for a how-to on throwing a holiday party… ..seeing as Christmas is only 5 days away!  But we wanted to get this down while it’s still fresh in our minds (and share photos for those who wanted some).  We figure we’ll pull this one out again in early December(…)

Gingerbread and nerf guns and spaghetti, oh my!

A few weeks back I had a little holiday rant of sorts.  Truth is, this time of year is hard for me, filled as it is with ghosts of Christmases past. I grew up in a big tangled web of family, and holidays were busy, noisy, and fun.  It’s not like that so much now.

Merry Hallowgivingmas!

Missing a post from Cane this week? I know…me, too. But he’s been hard at work on revamping the look of our blog, so I’m filling in for him today.  When it comes to the holidays, I want mine old-fashioned: I want Thanksgiving to be a full, legitimate holiday in its own right, not a(…)