Step 5: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 5: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 5: The Mantel! If you have a fireplace or two, many take delight in decorating the mantel. Christmas time is often spent cuddled around a warm fire; gazing into the flickering, warm light and at the seasonal mantel. Anything goes! Hint: remember to stick to your theme. Fruit, balls, lanterns, candles, snow globes, greens, […]

Step 4: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 4: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 4: For those of us who love to decorate the banister at Christmas time, don’t get stuck in a rut.  There is no rule that says you have to decorate it the same every year.  Most stay clear of the banister because it becomes a cleaning nightmare; pine needle droppings seem too multiply overnight […]

Step 3: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 3: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 3: The tree, the tree! Let’s not forget the Christmas tree. These vary in size, shape style and decoration as much as snowflakes vary falling from the sky. You may find yourself getting quite emotional over the tree. My eldest daughter telephoned me from Savannah the other day in distress. Her beau wanted to […]

Dresdner Stollen

Dresdner Stollen

Dresdner Stollen Two large baking sheets will be needed. Ingredients: 2/3 lbs. (about 2cups) 1 1/2cup golden raisins 1 cup currants ½ cup candied lemon (I don’t like this in my stolen so I leave it out) ½ cup candied orange peel I ( I don’t like this in my stolen either) Grated peel of […]

Step 2: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 2: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 2: Pick your theme and stick to it. Start with your wreath that welcomes guests into your home on your entry door. Think of this as an appetizer to the rest of the “meal”. It will give your visitors a hint of what treasures might be found inside. Don’t be shy, wreaths can go […]

Step 1: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 1: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 1: Change out your pillows to Holiday Pillows.  An accent pillow is the perfect quick & easy solution to look like you are the most organized planner when it comes to transforming your home into that festive spirit.  These pillows are inexpensive, fun and decorative.  Take 15 minutes, put your traditional throw pillows in the […]

A Simple Idea

A Simple Idea

When entertaining during the holiday season, simple is usually better.  I am reminded of the Rice Krispy Treat commercial (for those who remember); the mother comes out of the Kitchen with a tray of Krispy bars she just whipped up in the Kitchen for her family with a smile on her face.  Just before she […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

When it comes to decorating…bigger isn’t always better. We’ve all seen it, Christmas trees encrusted with ornaments, bows, ribbons, lights & tinsel, leaving us wondering if there is actually a green tree underneath all the coverings dressing it!  Perhaps it’s the wreath that looks like someone who couldn’t figure out when to stop, or the […]