Monday, January 6, 2014

December's Winner...

Twas the 6th of January and all through the house,
Not a grandchild was stirring, not even Rosie with her toy mouse.
Ari, Maddie, & Emmie have all said good-bye
as Mimi and PopPop give a big sigh.
The holiday season was joyous and bright
and fun was had from morning to night,
But now it's time to look towards a new year
as we'll settle in our new home with family near,
And wish All happiness, love, and good cheer!

Oh my how the time goes by...I doubt if I'll be back in sync until I return from CHA (Craft & Hobby Association Show) in Anaheim.  However, I have drawn the name for December's Give-Away Apron and it is Angie of  Angie, email me your address and I will get your apron sent when I return next week from the show.

In the meantime, one of my dear blog friend's Kirsten Hall of has just posted a new culinary trip to Germany for October 2014. Wouldn't it be fun to have your own personal guide to the region she called home (Kirsten now resides in Colorado with her husband and children) and enjoy cooking and learning about this extraordinarily beautiful country.  My mother's family was from Germany and  I'm hoping my schedule will allow me to go this year and explore with Kirsten.  [Go to Kirsten's bog and view her photos taken of last year's trip.]  BTW...Kirsten will also be a guest blog next week when I return and you will see what an amazing baker she is.

There will be an apron up next week and I'll have some photos of the show when I return.  Happy New Year to all, XOXO


  1. I have a niece named Kirsten. So obviously, your friend's blog is a delight. Let us not question my logic at all. How cool to journey to Germany and do have a good week in Anaheim. I think I may have missed a few posts so am off to see. Your grands are adorable!

  2. Congratulations to Angie for winning the darling apron. When I received my beautiful one last month, I was so pleased at the long ties in back. They are just what moms with an ample waistline like me really need.

  3. Love this post! You enjoy your trip to Anaheim! Congrats to the apron winner! I'll be ready for some photos when you return!

  4. Hello Dear Susan....Oh, that trip sounds divine. I hope you get to go. Congrats to the apron winner! Thank you so much for all your sweet visits. Susan

  5. Your grands are adorable! Have a fun trip to Anaheim. :)

  6. Happy New Year to you, dear friend!

  7. hi darling grandbabies! oh you must do that trip susan! i'm crossing my fingers for you!

  8. Have a fun trip ...and don;t work too hard!
    Congrats,Angie. You will love your apron.
    Jane x

  9. Look forward to seeing pics from CHA. I watched your video on was great! I remember way back when we made paper flowers together before all your fame. only flower I never could get the hang of was the rose. remember when.
    stamping sue

  10. I have enjoyed your recipes! Lovely apron! Whoever will love it!

  11. How lovely Susan...very vintage looking! Cannot wait to hear about your trip to Anaheim! Enjoy and embrace your creativity!

  12. I know you had a wonderful holiday! And what a deep freeze NC is in today! It's cold here in Florida even! Congrats to Angie! And I can't wait to hear more about this upcoming trip! Stay warm my friend! xxxooo

  13. wow THANK YOU, Susan.
    Happy New Year to you and your charming family!

  14. Happy New Year! Beautiful grandchildren, sounds like you had a wonderful time with them.