For some reason we ended up with an awful lot of extra whipping cream at my house last week. I think I overestimated how much one of my Christmas baking recipes required. It was pretty funny! The downside was the fact that I was certain that we were going to have wasted whipping cream on ourContinue reading “5 recipes for leftover whipping cream”
Wishing you and your family love and peace (and chocolate!) this beautiful Christmas Day! Thank you for making 2015 such a wonderful year. Love,
Twas the Night before Christmas by: Clement Clarke Moore Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds,Continue reading “Advent calendar 2015: Day 24”
A beautiful illustration and poem from the book Christmas Chimes published in 1878:
Today, I wanted to share a memory from my childhood: A piece from the Peter and the Wolf ballet. When I was a young ballet dancer, the Robert Ivey Ballet Company would perform Peter and the Wolf in lieu of The Nutcracker:
Check out this wonderful arrangement of \”Angels We Have Heard On High\” from The Piano Guys and, oh, about a thousand of their closest friends. It will give you goosebumps!
Today, I thought I would share a clip from one of my favorite Christmas movies: Love Actually. (And apologies to my British friends. I know you collectively consider this one of the worst films ever made.):
Here are all the verses to \”O Little Town of Bethlehem\” written by Phillips Brooks 1868:
Today, a gorgeous version of \”Once in Royal David\’s City\” from King\’s College Cambridge. The words from from Cecil Frances Alexander are definitely worth a read if you love old hymns.
Happy Friday! \’Tis the weekend before Christmas and everyone is a little harried. Dashing from store to store, what packages they carried! See, all the stress this Christmas brings? So, why not take a few moments to sit and enjoy this week\’s \”5 Things?\” You (probably) won\’t regret taking a little breather. Check it out: Continue reading “5 Things: \’Twas the weekend before Christmas edition”