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My Susan Branch Calendar for the New Year

For the past several years, I have purchased  a Susan Branch calendar to hang in our kitchen.
Here is the 2012 calendar all filled up and ready to be replaced with one for the new year.

I just love Susan Branch.   Her calendars are filled with charming watercolors all painted by her along with sweet little sayings and quotes. Sometimes there is a yummy recipe too.
Susan lives on Martha's Vineyard and you might think she could be a bit pretentious but nothing could be further from the truth. She is so kind and down to earth. You can feel her warmth come through on her blog. One of those people that you would immediately feel at home with. She loves houses and everything about home   just like so many of us. 

Here is my 2013 calendar ready to be filled up. Look how cute it is!! { I'm pretty sure she painted it in these colors just for me, right? }

On a side note, I remember one year when my son was younger  and he told me that he wanted to keep the old calendar so he could remember "how much fun…

A PRETTY SNOWFALL AND A GIFT FOR MYSELF

This is what I could see from my  front windows today.


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Don't you love a fresh coat of snow on the ground?

Do you ever buy yourself a Christmas present? It seems I always find something for myself when I am suppose to be shopping for others.



I saw this box with drawer thingie at Homegoods. I didn't buy it at first but after I got home, I just kept thinking about it.
So here it is.


The green worked fine for Christmas but I  will probably paint it.
I thought this was the perfect spot for it on my kitchen counter.
Did you buy any presents for yourself?



Peace for Christmas

"This Christmas, God of peace, bless us all over again,  that we might live with a new, mature faith, that we might become peacemaking saints, that we might be instruments of your  Christmas gift of peace on earth.
Bless us all that suffering may end, that all may be healed,
 that all may live in peace, that all may radiate your love,
 that all may be one." source

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Wishing all of you a blessed and meaningful Christmas. I know I am not alone in saying many special prayers  for all of those who have experienced such  great loss and sadness this year.


Christmas At My House

I would love to show you more of the Christmas  decorations around my house this year.
~ come on in ~


I added some white items, pinecones, and greenery to this  basket which is a favorite of mine.


Some pinecones from our backyard fill this little pail.
I found this angel on clearance last year and  I think it is my favorite ornament now.


This pretty Santa found a spot
 in our master bath.




I kept most of my decorations simple and easy this year.

I'm so happy you stopped by! I know how busy life is right now for all of us. Taking a little time out to visit your amazing homes is  a great stress reliever for me and also a respite from so much sadness.  I thank you for that. I also want to thank everyone for their sweet, sweet  comments on My Christmas Kitchen

My Christmas Kitchen

Hi Everyone,
Here is my kitchen all decked out for Christmas. I think I'm finally done decorating, adding more things,  then removing others, tweaking . . . etc.
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~   a baking station for all of the baking I will be doing (or not)   ~ 

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Thank you so much for visiting my Christmas kitchen! I'll be sharing some other areas of my home soon. It has been so fun and inspiring to see how all  of you are decorating this year! CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES ~ NESTING PLACE
~ also ~ COZY LITTLE HOUSE ~ TWEAK IT TUESDAY SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE ~ WOW US WEDNESDAY