Snowbound! But there is also good news to share!

And the good news first! I am going to continue Gingerbread Snowflakes. But at a slower pace - posting about once or twice a month until the Fall, when I will be back full blast! I am having way too much fun to stop now! I know for sure you can look forward to craft tutorials and maybe a few treasured recipes... who knows.


That Diane, it's all her fault - I am not only hooked, but I would miss all of you so much if I didn't continue. I have made some wonderful new friends and I so appreciate the support all of you have offered me over the past two months. Thank you for being a part of my new adventure.

And now, my snowbound tale.

Merry Christmas Magic all around us!


Snow globe "Santa at Work"

Today I am going to take you on a little Christmas journey to learn more about Christmas traditions in countries that have had the greatest influence on my own celebrations and traditions.

We will begin with the holiday itself - its origins and its traditions. These three links offer a wealth of information about the holiday.

The Sun is returning! Happy Solstice! Happy Yule! Happy ME!


Happy Solstice! The sun is returning! (This is a Nebula around a star or sun.)

Give tradition a try today I am going to climb up on my little soap box! And then I am going to treat you to lots of holiday eye candy!

I am hearing and seeing the words "go green" and "repurposing" and "recycle"  everywhere I turn this year.



It wasn't Christmas when I was growing up without a drive around town on Christmas Eve to see the Luminarias. Actually, they are known as Farolitos (little fires) in New Mexico and the word "Luminaria" is reserved for the small bonfires used to light the way for participants in Las Posadas. But since most of the world knows the little bags with candles in them as Luminiarias or Luminaries, I am using that word in this post.

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