We spent a month in my home town of Amelia, Va. It was great being back home for Christmas. It snowed twice! I love snow at Christmas time. I tried several times to blog I promise but I stayed busy cooking or watching children. I can't complain. I loved every minute of it. One of my New Year's resolutions is to be a consistent blogger.
I want to recap the month of December so I can share with you a little of my decorating, baking, and snow!
|I bought this wreath at The Pottery in Williamsburg, Va. My mom gave me the three little houses. I crocheted our stockings this year! I was so proud of myself for being able to pull it together.|
|I found these charming salt and pepper shakers at an antique shop in Ventura, Ca over the Thanksgiving break. I was shocked when I saw them and got really excited when I saw they were only $9!!!!|
|Making homemade biscuits to go with my homemade milk gravy. YUM! I recently learned from Gluten-Free Girl that rice flour is a great substitute for wheat flour when I need to thicken a gravy so next time I will try to make gluten-free milk gravy. We will see.|
|I invited my best friend and her son over for coffee and gingerbread making day. It was so fun. The kids did really well. They kept sneaking little pieces of candy in between decorating.|
|I mixed up, cut out and baked the gingerbread house pieces before they arrived so that we could decorate them right away. Again, the kids ate waaay too much candy.|
|Me and my beautiful baby niece Isabella.|
|This is the farmhouse my dad grew up in and now my sister and her family lives here. It's so cozy when it's dark outside and the window candles are glowing. You can't tell but it is still snowing here and we ended up with 5-6 inches.|
I hope to get a post up soon about our trip to my beloved Colonial Williamsburg! Lots of pictures and lots of snow. I also want to share my recipe for candied popcorn. One of my papa Hastings' favorites!