Category Archives: Christmas

My Christmas Coat

Every year the little town of St Jacobs has a special Christmas event when the town is dressed for Christmas and sparkles with lights. It’s almost magical. We enjoyed coffee and dessert in the town bakery and strolled along the … Continue reading

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The year there was no Christmas

Fifty years ago today, my brother Johnny was killed in a horrific car accident in Toronto, Canada. I was living in Costa Rica with my dad at the time and literally deathly sick with hepatitis (which I didn’t know I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Christmas

If there’s one thing I love about this season, it’s Christmas! Candles glowing, carols echoing through our home, festive decorations, watching Christmas movies and drinking hot apple cider. Getting ready for family and friends gathering, all brings back happy memories … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind

The autumn leaves of gold and crimson looked awesome, but they are gone with the wind and all that’s left are skeletons. We’ve even had our first snowfall. I’m thankful for the pines and spruce trees, at least there’s some … Continue reading

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Christmastime

Christmas is more than a day, it’s more than a season; for me it’s a year-long of blessings! I leave my mini white lights on in our three-seasons garden room all year round, day and night. (They are LED.) I … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather

This is a wonderful time of the year as we prepare for Christmas! It’s sweater weather and this one is a cozy cotton knit. I love the asymmetrical design with a blend of pink and burgundy shades. I paired it … Continue reading

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Autumn Lament

The sunlight is flickering through the leaves as some are dancing to the ground. I watch from my window as the beauty of the glorious colours start to disappear, leaving the barren trees looking naked like skeletons. As night falls, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

L’Chaim! Shalom! Classic black for the New Year’s Eve Ball; always in style, never out of date, forever chic. The skirt (Free People) has a sewn-in lace underskirt to look layered. I’m wearing a black shrug over a lace trimmed camisole. … Continue reading

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Merry and Bright

Nothing says Christmas like red. My LRD was bought several years ago in Florida, made in USA. I wore it recently to a Christmas dinner party, a Christmas luncheon, a Christmas concert and an Old-fashioned Christmas Event with my grandchildren. Cost-per-wear, … Continue reading

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Updo for the holidays

Christmas Eve at church, parties and gatherings, company for dinner and going caroling with friends are part of the festive activities during Christmastime. My three children have birthdays during this season (my youngest son’s birthday between Christmas and New Year) … Continue reading

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