Tag Archives: Holidays

New York Times: The More the Merrier, and the Messier

I wanted simple and orderly. Hosting 20 house guests is neither of these.

Happy to share my latest!

I Ditched the Homemade Advent Calendar


Every one of my childhood years, my Aunt Pat sent us a paper Advent calendar, the kind where you open a little door for each day of December. This was a huge thrill for the five of us kids, even though we had to wait five days for our turn to open a tiny picture of a sprig of holly or candy cane. Maybe it was partly because we had to wait.

After Christmas, when the calendar was spent, I’d even Continue reading