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MESSY COOKIE MONDAY

This Christmas story is brought to you from Cookie Central at the DeLuca’s house.  It started early this morning; measuring, cracking eggs, flour in the bowl, Or, at least it seemed.  Then the sugar, baking soda, a little salt, and vanilla. Oh, and I cannot forget the butter; lots of butter. Why is it that flour never stays in the […]

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SUPER ANGELS SUNDAY

Today’s Christmas story is about super earth angels who make a difference each Christmas. Their loving hearts help to brighten the lives of those who are less fortunate, lonely, patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and shelters. And of course, we cannot forget our furry friends who reside in animal shelters. These angels busy preparing for their own holiday traditions,  find […]

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SUCCESSFUL SATURDAY

Although the day was damp and dreary, my house was bright and cheery. Today was my Open House. I was thrilled to see all the wonderful visitors who came to see my many trees.  It was a pleasure to share the stories behind the fifteen trees. Yes, I did say fifteen. I had planned on fourteen but wanted to tell […]

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FINE FRIDAY

Did you ever have a day that you enjoyed from the time your feet touched the floor until it was time to climb back into bed?  Or for me until I sat down to write this story. Today was that kind of day for me. My day started like it does every morning with a cup of hot coffee, a […]

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TASTEFUL THANKFUL THURSDAY

 The trees are trimmed, the greens are placed, and the wreaths are hung. Now it’s time to bake the cookies. One of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes is a butter cutout. It makes about ten dozen cookies. Although it is time-consuming, the taste and texture of each bite are worth it. I plan on baking several kinds of cookies this […]

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WAVE OF LOVE WEDNESDAY

 Christmas is a time for memories. It is also a time to reflect on Christmases past and looking forward to Christmas coming.  As I am getting older, memories meander in my heart like a shaken snow globe. From the time I start thinking about decorating, writing cards, and shopping, I can almost see my four adult middle-aged children as they […]

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TIMELESS TALENT TUESDAY

I often hear people say, ” I don’t have any talents. I wish I could write a story. Or, I wish I could paint a picture.” The wishes for wanting a talent are endless.  However, I am here to tell you that everyone has a gift; a gift that is timeless. Skills are not always artistic, sports-related, beautiful voices, or […]

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