Home for the holidays survival guide

November 13, 2017
It's ironic that the so-called "happiest time of the year" can actually be the most stressful.  There's something about being home for the holidays that can bring out...

DIY holiday gifts

November 7, 2017
If you've got kids or grandkids there's nothing more fun than helping them make easy, crafty holiday gifts. It's a cool thing to do any time but especially if you've got...

Happy Christmas

December 25, 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas

December 22, 2016
But dreaming is all I can do. It's winter, and this stack of wood outside the Santa Fe home we have rented the past two autumns must be coming in handy to combat the...

Holiday atrocities

December 20, 2016
Holiday atrocities? Oh yeah. This is the first year I've seen some horrific things at our usual Christmas tree lot, and I simply had to share. Because, well, they are...

Surviving the holidays

December 13, 2016
Having read all your posts about family gatherings during which tensions ran high, I realize it's time to revive last year's post about surviving family and friends for...


December 25, 2015


December 24, 2015
It's that time of year again. Whether Jesus was the Son of God or a wise teacher or even just mythological, when we celebrate this holiday we celebrate the power and...

A San Francisco holiday

December 23, 2015
We decided to take a San Francisco holiday last week, and spent a couple nights up the peninsula, enjoying the sights and sounds of the City at this festive time of...

The romance of special ornaments

December 11, 2015
Maybe like us, you have way too many ornaments. Our Christmas tree last year was over-the-top laden with ornaments, but this year, we wanted to do something different....

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