Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The trees are down and the decorations packed away.

I have to admit it makes me sad packing away all the decorations.
I have things that were gifts, things I've bought, things I've made, things my daughter and nieces made.
I even have a couple cross stitch things my mom made.
I also have my mother's first tree.
I love having something my grandmother held on to for many years.
Christmas gets here and I always feel like there are so many things I should have done.
I made one kind of cookie this year. 
That is it.
I tried a new recipe for a cake which was good but was just so time consuming.
I decided this past Thanksgiving and Christmas I have to streamline my cooking.
I was exhausted. 
Of course I was also sick off and on for weeks.

Anyway just a few random pictures cause I like them.

And it is so cold here. 

In the teens this morning.

This is a slice of the Peppermint Cheesecake cake I made.
It was very good.
From the Southern Living website.

I accidentally left this up and think I will leave it until we get
a Southern Snow.

I love this picture of #1 granddaughter when she was around #2s age.