Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays

While we were 'Iced In' for a couple
of days, I did some last minute baking...
coffee cake with maraschino cherry
and dried apricot filling. I froze this
yummy bread, and will warm it on
Christmas morning, adding a drizzle
 of vanilla icing before serving.

With my hubby in the hospital 18 days 
out of the last 30, it's been a
memorable month.

He is recovering from surgery and feeling
much better, but it was necessary
to be away from my blog.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday
season and a very happy new year!

Have a hot beverage and a
cozy read beneath a blanket...
and visit T Tuesday over at 
Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog.


  1. I wish you and your hubby all the best for the Christmas holidays, take it easy. Love all the beautiful journal entries. Hugs, Valerie

  2. I know this will be a truly Merry Christmas, with your husband recovering so well. It looks like your house is ready! Happy T Tuesday :)

  3. Good news about your hubby's recovery. Love your planner art. Happy T day and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Sending you and your Husband my very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Your home looks very festive and cosy.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  5. So glad your husband is getting better. I've been really worried about you and him.

    Your tree is awesome, and I simply adore the photo where you show the gifts. Clever use of the chair, too.

    Doug's dad isn't the only one who loves eggnog. I haven't even found it this year. I may have to make some. Yours looks a lot better than mine, though. Thanks for sharing it and your perspective on Christmas, as well as your tree and gifts for T this Tuesday.

    Forgot to mention, that fruit bread looks good, too. I braided some once and it was a disaster.

  6. I'm glad to hear your hubby is doing well after his surgery, wishing him a speedy recovery! Wow, I love your Christmas tree with all those gorgeous ornaments and train set - amazing! So many presents too, it looks like your house is going to be a lot of fun this holiday season :-). Love your journal page, your thoughts are so meaningful and as always your drawings are stunning! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year too :-). Happy T Day! J :-)

  7. Glad hubby is getting better! Love seeing your tree and all your gifts ready! The bread looks delicious! Happy Christmas Holidays! Chrisx

  8. Great that your husband is doing well after the surgery! All the best for him furthermore!
    Great gifts and I see you have everything ready for Christmas sofar!
    Happy Christmas to you
    and very best wishes for the coming year


  9. Hi, Dianne. I'm new to the group. I'm sorry to hear abouy your hubby's surgery but glad he's doing better. Yes, that certainly does put the holidays in a diferent perspective. I love you journal pages and your site in general. Happy T Day and a wishes for a Peaceful, Merry, Healthy Christmas!

  10. I'm glad your hubby is on the mend for the holidays. I hope he is better than ever in 2017! Merry Christmas. :)

  11. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas Dianne! Love your ArtJournaling... If anyone can get me to break from my traditionaly journaling into ArtJournaling it will be you.. Love your mixture of sketches and writing.. Happy Belated T day! and Merry Christmas! Hugs! deb

  12. I know what you mean about a loved one having major surgery before the holidays. My hubby has had a good recuperation, but it does change your view of the world. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. Happy belated T day too. Hugs-Erika

  13. Yes, it's going to be a strange Christmas this year. But I am really pleased that hubby is on the mend.
    You have a very pretty tree and an awesome display of presents!
    I checked out the eggnogg recipe. Might give it a try as I have all the ingredients in the house Watch this space!
    Sorry for the late comment. I got busy last night.
    Happy belated T-Day and if you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very happy one,
    PS I saw my name mentioned in your journal... my name is Meijer and you were meeting your mum there at 12:00! Lol!

  14. nice to see you back on the blog with your awesome journaling. i´m wishing all the best for a speedy and full recovery for your husband. have a cozy, peaceful Christmas!

  15. Merry Christmas my friend!Thanks for being part of my life this year.
    _______°Amizade° Sabedoria ° Perdão°
    ______°Igualdade° Liberdade° Boasorte°
    ____°Equilíbrio- °Dignidade-Benevolência°

  16. Ugh, 18 days in hospital doesn't sound good, so I am glad to hear that your hubby is doing better. To an even better and healthy 2017 - happy New Year!

    p.s. Sorry for being so very, very late to make my T-day round...


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