Breakfast with Santa and a Hot Apple Cider Bar

hot apple cider bar

Three of the four kids are home!  My nest is almost full again. This weekend we hosted our annual Breakfast with Santa for the neighbor families.  It is our Christmas gift to them and ourselves!  We have been blessed to have amazing neighbors.  Two of  the three families have lived here as long as we have – 18 years! Last year I had a hot chocolate bar which was a huge success.  Of course we had to do it again but this year I took it up a few notches and [Continue Reading...]

Fall Favorites} Apples


Note:  There is a lot of giveaway going around here!  If you haven’t entered the Blue Artichoke Designs Giveaway do so now! Don’t forget you can enter the GE Appliance giveaway every day until Nov. 15th.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month we are having a giveaway over at iLashGirls for some beautiful items.  Enter all three! There are lots of things I love about fall – apples, cinnamon and  caramel just to name a few!   Funny how they all have to do with food! Today I thought I’d [Continue Reading...]

Spiced Apple Cider

spiced apple cider

Well I guess I didn’t have any tricks for you this week – only treats.   Hope you don’t mind! We have enjoyed a gorgeous fall here in the Northwest – the leaves are beautiful and we have been able to enjoy it extra long this year because we haven’t had any rain yet!  But that is about to change – the rains are headed in today,  just in time for Halloween. I grew up in Wisconsin and often went trick or treating in the snow – it would make me [Continue Reading...]