Skip to main content

Still Celebrating plus Downton Abbey Excitement

I don't know about you but one of my favorite things about Christmastime is that it truly begins on Christmas Day and continues until the feast of Epiphany which falls on January 6, 2013.  Although, if you are like me and have jumped on the Downton Abbey bandwagon wholeheartedly, January 6, 2013 is more importantly the return of Season 3!  (Isn't that sacrilegious of me?)  I am already setting the DVR and planning a totally Downton evening.  I am thinking tea and biscuits or maybe something suggested in this article.  What about you?

If you are somehow behind on watching this amazing show, check the PBS schedule now and catch up quickly! (You can also watch a quick re-cap episode of Seasons One and Two free on-line here.)

Keep celebrating and keep in touch!


  1. I have to admit... I have not seen this show yet. I have heard about it a lot, but haven't watched an episode. Maybe I should?! :)

  2. Merry Christmas Misty! Enjoy the rest of this season!

  3. My husband suggests maybe we should identify with the downstairs food instead of upstairs. And my son is not thrilled that his 17th birthday is overshadowed by the 3 wise men and Downton Abbey!

  4. I love to hear that someone else loves DA! I have been counting down the days until June 6. I hadn't thought about a themed snack but that's a great idea! I was more concerned about making sure I got the kids to bed early. ;-)

  5. I am really in need to get started watching this show! Just found your's beautiful!

  6. SO I am thinking that we need to watch an episode together....and make some SCONES! ;)

  7. SO I am thinking that we need to watch an episode together....and make some SCONES! ;)


Post a Comment

~Grace and peace to you~

Popular posts from this blog

Locally Grown {stuffed green peppers recipe}

  Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand.  We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place.     The fields were full of fall-colored flowered.  Can't wait for those cooler days to come.         But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce.       It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days.  I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates.     These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar.       These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue .       Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she?       Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m

How to Create Art in Five Minutes

As I have mentioned before, my word for this year is CREATE .  Painting with watercolors is one area in which I have been experimenting.  Michael's has a really inexpensive line of art supplies called Artist's Loft .  I bought the watercolor paints and a few brushes as a way to get started without much investment. (Everything is around $5-$10.)   Being a part of Alisa Burke's on-line class called Create Daily , has awakened my senses to the many opportunities to create quickly .  Sometimes we get caught up in the idea that we must have large blocks of time set aside to be artistic .  Surely, we think, it takes an afternoon to paint, collage, journal or compose a few lines of poetry.  Well, if you are seeking perfection, it does.  But if you are seeking to revel in your simplistic ability to create something imperfect instead of nothing at all ,  there are moments of creative inspiration everywhere you look! On this particular day, I opened my daily poetry em

Peaceful Snow Day

Yesterday we had the most lovely snow day. The woods were simply begging us to come and explore. We had new trails to find and secret passageways and hideouts. Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver There were tracks to follow. And tracks to make. Occasionally, the wind blew mini blizzards of snow around us. And then the sun returned and the sky gleamed blue. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson There were hints of Spring. And reminders of winter. We made wonderful memories. And then, there were the snowy camellias. I got a little swept away by their color and beauty. I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e.e. cummings