Christmas at this S-Wheat Farm-Chick's house is a big event. It means a focus on rural Americana, not only in decorating and food but in gift giving as well. My grand-angels love to read and when I came across this company that specializes in personalized children s books about farms, well I couldn't resist and wanted to share a really cool company with you. Here is a link to the I see me books .
|A unique gift and way to make learning fun|
As for me, well when it comes to Christmas, I'm like a big kid and love all the decorating, baking and festivities. I have at least 14+ totes filled with stuff I've collected throughout the years and my theme changes each year, so it's always chaos when I'm decorating. (It usually means a few evenings spent puttering until I get the look I want, sipping on wine with Christmas music playing in the background). My style is a mix of traditional and usual items too, so come along and I'll show you want I've been up to lately. Click here if unable to view.
|I love vintage ornaments and the boxes they come in|
|An all blue tree, red tree, green tree and a mixed one with ornaments that are from my travels|
|I love this old paint splattered ladder found in a barn,|
perfect setting for a Christmas vignette
And when I get stressed... well I'm a stress baker - so when I start feeling like I have too many things to do and not enough time.... I bake. Sort of crazy, but then again that's just me!
|Sugared cranberries ( 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water - bring to boil for simple syrup. |
Drop in cranberries for about 30 seconds and roll then in sugar). Easy and pretty.
|Chocolate Cranberry cake. Recipe is on the OMG dessert page|
|This is what my kitchen looks like when I bake, some call it messy, I call it being exuberant!|
|New recipe, I'm trying, Spiced Cranberry cake. If it is a keeper, then I'll let you know !|
And my next fav thing to do, is watch Christmas movies. Here is my collection that I try to watch every year. Best part is that my sweetheart likes them too! This makes me a very happy camper.
As always, thanks for stopping by, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. I am excited that I'm going to learn to how to make a German bread that I get every year from my Auntie Lois. So more stuff is coming your way! Talk to you soon.
All my best, Gayle