“Advent”

What I’m doing this week: Trying to keep the steam rolling under the piles of work rather than have panic attacks over it. Scheduling more Christmas events into Advent than humanly possible, and hating it both because it’s liturgically wrong and because...
Black Friday on Market Square

Black Friday on Market Square

I wanted to post a recap of Thanksgiving, but None of my pictures turned out. I don’t know how to capture, in pictures and words, how wonderful it is to have so many great friends to celebrate the day with. Our tradition started six years ago with one family....
Look what I made, Ma! (Part 2)

Look what I made, Ma! (Part 2)

It turns out grouting is not as bad as I feared. My mosaic turned out pretty darn well if I do say so myself: But I’m jumping ahead. Let’s walk through the process. First, I mixed (way too much) grout. Then I dolloped a few spoonfuls onto the tiles and...

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

After working all morning, I’m busy making pies, setting up the house, and otherwise getting ready for a lovely Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving is one of my favorite moments of the year, with the bluegrass playing in the...
M&M Turkeys

M&M Turkeys

Coming on the heels of my “I’m not crafty” post, I realize the following is ironic. But. I’m still not crafty. My mom taught me how to do these. I never would have made them up myself, but they’re easy so even I can do them. The girls...