Month: November 2017

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

  My sweet husband brought all the Christmas boxes upstairs for me AND put the tree together before he had to head out on a business trip, so I was able to get the tree decorated and set up the Christmas village, etc.  Now the…

Unique Gift Ideas

Unique Gift Ideas

  Photo courtesy of Gifts.com via Flicker CC BY   Tired of shopping at the standard retail establishments for your Christmas gifts?  Consider supporting small business owners instead!  I will feature some of these entrepreneurs from time to time here at HoI, and my first…

Time to Decorate for Christmas…

Time to Decorate for Christmas…

 

 

Wow y’all.  It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving.  In the past 8 days, I have cooked THREE turkeys for three different Thanksgiving events (one for church, two for family) and so to say I am turkey-ed out would be an understatement.  This year I did finally pop for a shiny red electric roaster and was not disappointed.  It was great, my oven was free, and it cleaned up easily.  I also learned a valuable lesson: do not try to use an oven bag inside an electric roaster.

Today the temperature here is 72 degrees with a 22 mph south wind.  I just stuffed all my fall decorations back in the basement and am trying to work up the energy to shove the Christmas boxes up the stairs.

I have found that no matter how reluctant I am to get the Christmas decor up, I ALWAYS feel much better/relaxed/festive/whathaveyou once they are in place.   Psychoanalysts say people who put up that tree early are happier than those who do not (tap into that inner child!), and there is an actual study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology that shows people who put up outdoor decorations are perceived as more friendly and approachable.

Whatever, I need to get it done!

Last years Village setup

 

 

Well, here goes…

Well, here goes…

Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma looking stunning with fall color this year.   I am starting this blog to share recipes, DIY and craft projects, tips, travel stories, photographs, and whatever else happens to sound good at the time.          …