Monday, December 19, 2011

an old fashioned christmas

it could not have been a more perfect weekend of christmas preparations & celebrations. there was something almost magical about it.  from the music in the backround, to the smells in the kitchen, to the fellowship with friends, to the handmade treasures, to the simplicity of it all. a bit of an old fashioned christmas...sweet joy!

cloved apples (just like the ingalls family)

baking cookies

creating handmade treasures for teachers and loved ones (i can't wait to show you the finished product!)
 more baking (loaves & loaves for loved ones)
and some not exactly "baking" fun and heart warming, it truly felt like we had stepped back in time!
hoping this week is filled with the simple joys of christmas for you too - merry christmas!


  1. Looked like a great weekend!! :)

  2. i'm planning to do the sugar cookie thing with my darlings this evening! i can't wait:)
    and caroling--> love that. i remember doing it as a child house to house but you don't hear much of it now. sad. i miss those things.

    merry merry christmas!! happy to have found your blog.

  3. aww i love the cloves in fruit. i used to always do them in oranges when i was younger. i need to start back up the tradition and try apples too. thanks for sharing!
    I have a giveaway going on over at my blog.. would love you to stop by & enter!