15 Recipes For Hot Chocolatey Goodness!!!

There is something about the Holiday season that makes it a perfect time for Hot Chocolate.  It could be the weather or just the undeniable lure of a warm drink in front of the fire (or the television, if you are fireplace-less like we are)! There is actually quite a bit of history to be found about Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa.  Did you know that they weren’t exactly the same thing?  I just thought they had two different names {Read More}

Christmas Music Monday: Make a Joyful Christmas Noise!

Christmas Music Monday:  Make a Joyful Christmas Noise! It’s time for a little Christmas music!  Technically, it’s not Monday, but I’m hoping you won’t hold that against me.  Yesterday was a rough day and I just didn’t get it done! After coming home to find that there was no running water and having to put dinner on hold for a few hours, I definitely needed to feel a little joyful!  Any of these albums will do for a quick “pick me up.” {Read More}

Apple Graham Stack Cake

There are several foods that we traditionally associate with the Christmas Season.  Sometimes just the thought of those foods bring wonderful memories flooding back. Growing up, Apple Stack Cake was one of those dishes that we only ate at certain times of the year–usually a holiday.  I remember seeing it on the table during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  Other than that, it was something that had to be requested for a special treat or occasion. I was very fortunate to {Read More}

Pineapple Au Gratin

(Here is an oldie-but-goodie that is pretty popular in our families!  It’s a great dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or just because you like it!!) Well the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone and I’m trying to get my Christmas Spirit in full swing. I’ve actually been on hiatus for a couple of days (in case you didn’t notice).  I wasn’t feeling well and honestly, I’m just tired.  I did manage to work on my Christmas decorating a little, but I’m {Read More}

My Favorite Squash Casserole

Lucky for my Momma, I was never a picky eater.  And I actually do love vegetables, even though I don’t eat nearly enough of them.  Of course, my methods of preparation may not always be the healthiest way to go…but they do taste soooo good! Squash has always been one of my favorite vegetables and it is one of those that I will eat just about any way you cook it.  It’s fabulous fried or grilled or sautéed!  One of my {Read More}

My Christmas Bucket List + A Bucket List Printable!

My Christmas Bucket List + A Bucket List Printable! Today, we’re going to talk Bucket Lists…Christmas Bucket Lists to be specific!  I don’t know about you, but I make one every year.  Or I should say, I write one down every year, forget to put it where we can all see it, and rarely even remember half of the things I wanted to check off of my list.  Anyone else do that? This year, I made a really cute printable {Read More}

Cranberry Cheesecake Bark

The Holiday Season is a time for sharing and one thing that everyone seems to like to share is candy.  I definitely don’t object if my friends and family want to share food with me! I have to tell you a secret though…I’m not a great baker or candy maker.  I lack the patience for it apparently.  I also don’t like precise measurements. I don’t make a lot of cookies and if I find cake recipes I like, I stick {Read More}

Christmas Music Monday: Southern Gospel Christmas

Christmas Music Monday:  Southern Gospel Christmas It’s Monday again!  I say that like you didn’t already know.  I’m hoping it hasn’t been too manic for you though.  : ) Today’s Christmas Music Monday is focused on my favorite Southern Gospel Christmas albums.  Although I’ve listened to a lot of it in my day, my husband has much more knowledge about Southern Gospel than I probably ever will.  That still doesn’t stop me from picking a few of my favorites to {Read More}

We Need a Little Christmas: 2014 Hallway Decor

We Need a Little Christmas: 2014 Hallway Decor I had all of these fabulous plans to finish my Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving. Ummm…yeah. The good news is that I am farther along with my decor than I was this time last year.  That’s a plus, right?  And now that I have the hallway finished, I feel like the rest of the stuff will go up much faster. I have three spaces in the house that I wanted to change-up for {Read More}

“Believe” Printable!

I honestly did intend to have half of my decorations finished by now.  I just underestimated how little energy I would have after work every day and how valuable free time on the weekends would be!!  I’ve been working on it.  I just can’t seem to finish! I have almost completed my hallway and I’m hoping to be able to share it with you before the weekend is over.  In the meantime, I’m going to go ahead and share the {Read More}