Posts with Label: Winter

Traditions

Traditions

When you’re far away from home and celebrating Christmas in a new country, traditions become more important than ever.  Our tree here is trimmed (somewhat more safely than the above picture would suggest!).  We’ve decorated and purchased gifts and baked cookies.  We’re thick in the swing of Christmas, although it’s a different feeling than ever […]

Gift Guide: For Your Mom, Your Sister & Your BFF

Gift Guide: For Your Mom, Your Sister & Your BFF

Sometimes when it comes time for me to buy a gift for my mom or my sister or one of my friends, I get a little stumped.  I want so much to get them the PERFECT thing, that sometimes I have trouble deciding what the perfect thing IS.  Then I realize that the easiest way […]

Pack It Up, Pack It In

Pack It Up, Pack It In

Yup, that’s a House of Pain blog post title.  Things can only get better from here. This week I took all the snow pants, coats, gloves, scarves, neck warmers, hats, and other various winter paraphernalia out of my kitchen.  It looks nice in there now without a giant clothes rack covered in wet clothes dripping […]

Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty

It’s taken for granted, the stark beauty of winter.  Overlooked, I think, in search of the flamboyance and easy good looks of spring. But it’s there. I have to remind myself sometimes, but when I look for it, I always see it. In the stark contrast of bare branches silhouetted against the steel grey sky. […]

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