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The Smell of Snow

“Throw back your arms and breathe deep, deep,” Laura cried. She knew that cold is not so cold if you are not afraid of it. They threw back their arms and breathed the cold in, and through their cringing noses it rushed deep into their chest and warmed them all over. Even Mary laughed aloud….

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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” -Edith Sitwell     It was a long night last night in our home. Painful ear aches, sleep walking and nightmares, colds and snuffly,…

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When Commercialism {still} suffocates Christ.

Little twinkle lights warmly glow in the evening in our home. Tiny pink and colored Christmas trees have been set up around the house … Festive Christmas carols can be heard at random times during the day… holiday baking and sprinkles and messes in the kitchen have begun…     And homemade gifts are being…

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When Old is New Again.

“Cooking is not about being the best or most perfect cook, but rather it is about sharing the table with family and friends.” ~ Skye Gyngell, My Favorite Ingredients   I have always adored the old way of living .. I love antiques, anything *not* from the present day and time … for example, my…

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{First} Snow Fall of the Season …

“It’s the first snow of the year! I wonder will it stay for good? I wonder will it be here in the morning when I wake up to meet the day will the fresh white snow still around me lay?”  -Hawksley Workman Yesterday, we woke up to find the world covered in a gentle blanket…

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