Tag: Christmas

  • Whaddya mean it‚Äôs DECEMBER already?!

    All right, hands up all of you who looked at the calendar this morning and suffered near immediate heart failure. Because surely I can‚Äôt be alone in this. I mean, yes, the date yesterday was November 30, but did that necessarily mean that December had to follow on the¬†very next day? I think not. And…

  • Overdue posts and holiday wishes…

    The year is almost over, and I can’t say I’m sorry to see it go. While there have been things to celebrate (one daughter got married, another engaged…woo! ūüôā ), it has definitely been…challenging…as it has been for many. With that in mind, I’m sending out wishes to you all for a gentle holiday season.…

  • A Holiday Short Story…Just for you!

    Happy, happy holidays, everyone! Before I go offline for a couple of days (well, as offline as I’m capable of, addict that I am ūüėČ ), I wanted to give you a little gift….particularly for those of you who are fans of my¬†Ever After¬†romance series. I’ve written a holiday short featuring Gwyn and Gareth during…

  • Tuesday Tidbits

    The final countdown to Christmas is on! With just two days left until I serve up the turkey and all its fixin’s¬†to the family (we’re doing a Christmas Eve dinner this year), here’s what life looks like: What I’m not doing this week: Around this time last year, I had two special events going on…

  • Adventures in Tree Decorating

    Yesterday was tree-decorating day in my house. Over the past few years, we’ve put it off until late in the month so we can accommodate various kids’ schedules, because hubby likes to have them all home for the event (I think he’s still in denial over the whole grown-up-and-moved-out thing ūüėČ ). This year was…

  • From My Reading Corner to Yours…

    Wherever you are and whatever you celebrate, I hope you have a safe, warm, and wonderful holiday!¬†Hugs and much love,  

  • 6 Unique Bookmarks for Gift-Giving

    Welcome to the fourth post in my holiday gift-giving series, where I’m sharing some of the truly fun gift ideas I’ve found for book lovers while perusing the Internet. (If you haven’t already done so, you’ll also want to check out 5 awesome DIY gifts (for the creative gift-giver), 8 fabulous¬†clothing gifts, and¬†8 scintillating jewelry…

  • Decking the Halls With Christmas Memories

    I love¬†decorating the house at Christmas. I’ve amassed quite a collection of decorations over the course of time,¬†and I’m excited to bring them out each¬†year…not just for the colour they bring to¬†an Ottawa winter, but for the warmth of their memories, too. Here are a few of my favourites: There’s Noel, our Christmas angel, purchased…

  • The Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop Update!

    Are you following along on the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop? I sure hope so, because it’s only our third week and we already have an awesome¬†collection of recipes for you to try! Here’s the list to date: Snowballs (from yours truly ūüėČ ) Cookies of Might and Magic from Marie Bilodeau Urban Legend Christmas…

  • 8 Scintillating Jewelry Gifts for Book Lovers

    Part¬†three of my lists of holiday gift-giving ideas for the bookworm on your list: this week, some truly unique jewelry gifts for book lovers. You wouldn’t know it to meet me (because I rarely even remember to wear earrings), but I absolutely love jewelry.¬†Not the flashy, expensive diamond kind, but rather something¬†striking and unusual…something that…