Monday, December 11, 2017


Hello and welcome to Blogmas Day 9.  I just have to show you these wonderful diffusers I got for the house.  

You know how sometimes your home just smells funky,  Not bad.  Not stuffy.  Not mildewed.  Just not fragrant.  Here's the answer.

We originally got these to try to chase away the mice.  Mice do not like peppermint.  Except for the ones we had who did not mind the scent at all.  *sigh*  So we got a diffuser for the living room and then a week later another one for the kitchen.  We smelled the house up with peppermint essential oil.  It smelled wonderful.  You can't see it in the pictures, but you fill a well with water and put in a few drops of essential oil.  Then it sends out a fragranced mist every 30 seconds.

So after getting the wonderful Jack and solving the mouse problem, I began burning other fragrances.  I have kept the peppermint in the kitchen since it smells so fresh and clean.  But in the living room I am burning a scent called "Christmas Wreath" which smells like a freshly cut tree.  So very nice for this time of year.  So here are a few pictures for you.

This is in the kitchen.  It changes different pretty colors.  Here's a little video to show you.

I bought a box of various winter fragrances.  I am so looking forward to using them.

The Winter Collection.  It sounded so cozy.

Gingerbread, Peppermint, Christmas Wreath, Harvest Spice, Cinnamon and Sugar Cookie.  The Harvest Spice was a nice fragrance also.

I think I am going to be getting a Summer Collection also. 

The sunset tonight was beautiful.  Too bad it's at 4:00 p.m.  I am looking forward to longer days again.

The count down to Christmas continues.


Sunday, December 10, 2017


Welcome to Blogmas 2017.  As you might have guessed I am saving some time and writing these posts ahead of time.  But I didn't want to break up the Sunday with Sarah series.  Especially when she has given us this magnificent photo this week.  This is the city's Christmas tree taken from City Hall Courtyard.  One of the prettiest pictures I've seen this year.  Hope you enjoy it.

I'll be back tomorrow with another Blogmas treat.  In the meantime have a blessed Second Sunday of Advent.


Saturday, December 9, 2017


Hello and welcome to Blogmas Day 7.  The month is going by so quickly.  I have begun but by no means finished the cleaning and decorating of the house.  And knowing me, you'll see things moved around to different locations before I'm finished and totally happy with the way things look.  But for right now, let me show you some things.

First if you look behind me in the picture you will see the holly wreath I put on the front door this year.  Something different and I think it looks great against the white.

The front window.  So cute and festive.

We got a new nativity set at Lenox when we were there at Thanksgiving.  It was a reasonable price at 40% off.

 I love the little holly design around each of them.

The jingle bell wreath that I bought at Kitchen Kettle many years ago.  It hangs inside the front door each year.

I have had the reindeer for several years.  I think I got it at Rite Aid.  I had two like this that I got on my honeymoon but they both broke.  I was so happy to find one like the original ones.  The trees are new this year from Target's Dollar Spot.  When I saw them I just knew they would look great on my little shelf with the reindeer.

Lots more to come.  I'm attacking the corner where we put the tree today.  Once that is cleared out, the tree goes up.  I have a lot of work in front of me.

For those of you who have been praying and thinking of Joe, thank you so much.  Just got back from the eye doctor on Thursday and he is doing amazingly well.  He now has 20/20 vision.  God is so good to heal him this way.