Christmas

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I thought my readers might enjoy a fiction story for the holiday!  Let me know what you think, and Merry Christmas! Ayla’s Christmas Eve It was Christmas time in the heartland.  The Midwest was covered in darkness and a cold icy chill went down my back as I heard the tinkle of ice hitting the […]

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A Little Holiday Fun

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The holiday season is upon us and one of the best ways to get yourself in the mood is to attend a holiday event or two!  This past weekend, my husband and I along with my sister and brother-in-law went to Memorial Medical Center’s Festival of Trees.  The trees, wreaths, centerpieces and gingerbread houses are […]

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Christmas Cactus blooms for Easter

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I have a Christmas cactus, it isn’t pretty except when it blooms, but then it is glorious.  It is an old plant, one that my Mom was going to throw away years ago.  I took it home.  The way I take care of plants, I can’t say I saved it, but at times, it saves […]

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Event planning for the holidays - start now!

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Do you like to travel during the holidays, see theater shows, head to the city?  We do and to be honest if you want to make these events work, they require a bit of planning ahead, holiday event tickets, hotels and even trains fill up early. What do you want to do?  Make a list.  I […]

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Traveling trees

This time the story is not about where I am going, but where these Christmas trees are going. The Springfield Civic Garden Club (SCGC) collected donations all year long of Christmas ornaments, stockings, small trees and other Christmas decorations to create trees that they place in a bag, then deliver to a charity and the […]