Sugar Peas - How Do I Love Thee - Let Me Count The Ways! - Dear Folks, I harvested some sugar peas for dinner yesterday and decided I needed to tell you how wonderful and versatile this great vegetable is. *Sugar...
Monday, December 24, 2012
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving
All of us at Old Fashioned Living wish you a very Merry Christmas! Please drive safe, stay warm and we hope you make many new memories with your families:)
~Brenda, and the Old Fashioned Living staff
Posted by Brenda Jean Hyde at 11:05 AM
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
During World War I times were difficult and it was often hard to keep up spirits, especially around the holidays. I shared an article last week with gift suggestions from the Modern Priscilla magazine, written during 1917. They also shared suggestions for a "modest" Christmas dinner. This is such a fascinating look at how different things were back then. What we consider "modest" now, was sometimes thrifty during that time period. You'll find the article here:
My kids are all home, and we've been baking, decorating and wrapping all weekend. I hope all of you are enjoying yourselves as well. Remember to enjoy the Christmas season, even if that means cooking a little less, or resting a bit more!
Posted by Brenda Jean Hyde at 7:38 PM