Friday, December 17, 2010

Our Home at the Holiday's

I love the cozy feeling of our home at Christmas. The soft glow of all the lights to the warm smells of something baking.

I like to try to change it up a little bit every year.  Are you like me, you get sick of the same tree and decorations every year? This years color pallet green, brown, ivory and metallic!

Starting with the front door. I went for a simple and natural look.

Come on in!

A few red berries.

We don't have a fireplace to hang our stocking on but, they are hung on the railing with just as much care. I still need to go and get Sophia and Maxon's stockings embroidered with their names. Mommy is a slacker!

Our tree.

Dinning Room. Just don't look in my buffet! Another thing on my list of things to do.

Sophia and I with our first gingerbread house. Ha, I just noticed my teeth are a funny color from the candy we ate while decorating.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Heritage Day at Preschool

I wish I could have been a fly on the wall today in Sophia's class.

Today her class had "Family Heritage Day." Seeing as I am an American mutt and Keith is Italian, we went with Italian. They had to bring an item the represents where they came from so she brought an old photo of her Papa Louie and Great Grand parents.

Yes, if your wondering. I made her shirt just for today. I just could not help myself!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Easy Thyme Chicken

This is a favorite in our home. Fast, easy and delicious!!


2-4 skinless, boneless chicken breast

1/4 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1-2 clove garlic diced

1 1/2 cup  chicken broth

Pinch of  black pepper


 Sprinkle thyme and pepper over chicken. With a little olive oil cook chicken in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown and juices run clear. Add the garlic allowing the garlic to roast a little. Add and melt the butter and then pour in the broth. Cook until sauce has reduced and thickened.