Christmas at The Bloedel Estate

We are having a lovely Christmas holiday just spending time together. Of course, there is nothing like being chased by a GIANT SWAN! I was the one he was chasing. I was sure he was coming to peck my eyes out. Isn't this wonderful? I'm ready to … ** Read more **

Holiday Mom Fail?
Time for a Change of Focus.


photo: H. Dickens So here I sit, presents NOT wrapped, blog NOT done and a merry MESS on every surface. The snowman muffin papers are still empty, waiting for me to get baking. I'm printing out online gift certificates for one of our kids who ended … ** Read more **

Inspired, Wonderful & Most Fabulous Christmas Homes

Life in Grace O h my, SO MUCH creativity in blogland. I've been touring everyone's links and ideas this past week and it is just spectacular out there! You are all amazing. If you missed it, here is the link to my own home tour and hundreds of … ** Read more **

Twenty Little Things
I’m Looking Forward to This Christmas

Country Living -- I ADORE this room. So how are you all doing? Are you all ready for Christmas? Suddenly it hit me that we only have one week left. ONE WEEK. Our family gets together on Tuesday next week. Yeah. Better get my act together in the next … ** Read more **

DIY: 4 Ridiculously Easy But Fun Craft Garland Projects

cookie cutter garland

DIY GARLAND IDEAS A few of you asked about the felt garland (inspired by one I saw in Country Living) in my Christmas Home Tour post. You are all so sweet. It is so easy it seems hilarious to me to write a DIY Craft Post, but I'll be a good sport … ** Read more **

My House Tour:
I’ll Be Home for Christmas


Welcome to my home! I'm happy to say this year, I'll be HOME for Christmas! Yay! If you remember my long saga from the past couple of years, you'll know how special it is to be able to say that! For those of you who are new here, this is my new … ** Read more **