Showing posts from December, 2014


Best Snuggle Buddy 2014 Award goes to Muffin Ford.

Current Little Pleasures

Just like I expected, Maya screamed when opening her Taylor Swift concert tickets on Christmas.  

Spending a couple of days, Friday through yesterday, at my sister's house in my hometown.  Cherokee, Iowa, is a three-hour drive from our home in Lincoln.  My sister always goes all-out for the holidays, so we enjoyed not only our time with my sister and niece, but also her beautiful decorations and a traditional Christmas turkey dinner.  The traditional dinner, albeit a day late, even came with a snowfall befitting Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby's White Christmas.

My niece is spending her spring break in Florence, Italy, as part of a college course.  How do I manage to fit in her luggage?  That's my top destination for places I haven't visited and want to see.  Guess I'll have to settle for living vicariously!

The blog Life on a Small Island.  The blogger lives on Graemsay, a Scottish island with a population of about 27.  Gorgeous photos and interesting blog posts.


Incoming Mail--Mom

Lang blank card from my mom.

Merry Christmas!

If you're celebrating today, I hope you have the very merriest of Christmases!

Sharing Beauty


Recent Photos

Enjoying hot chocolate at The Green Gateau. Maya's snowflake nails from Tips and Toes Nail Spa by Cindy. Bedtime for Maya and Miss Muffin. Maya's creation at Yogurtini.


Book Asylum is in the midst of hosting 12 Days of Giveaways

Quote from a blog entry, "So we will be starting a new giveaway every night at 8:30 GMT. We are so excited to get this going and have some great authors, books and swag to giveaway!"

One of my favorite people on the planet is behind Book Asylum, so I can't encourage you strongly enough to enter and to spread the word to your reader friends.

Incoming Mail--Michele

Back of the envelope for a card and letter from Michele, my sister in New Mexico.

Incoming Mail--Sherri Kay

A much-appreciated note that Sherri Kay in Wisconsin included with her latest letter.

Incoming Mail--Barbara

Cute blank card and letter from Barbara in South Carolina.  Puts me in the baking mood!

Current Little Pleasures

Always a pleasure:  IHOP (International House of Pancakes) with Maya with hot chocolate for her and coffee for me. 
Kim Cesarion's songs and videos, Undressed and I Love This Life.
Peppermint Mochas--yummy taste of the season!
Watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with Maya.  I was convinced for most of my childhood that Peanuts was actually called Snoopy, though Charlie Brown is probably my favorite character now that I'm older.
The holiday cards already arriving in our mailbox.  I just need to do our cards now.
What are some of your little pleasures of today?