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Merry Christmas!

Yesterday’s flooding rains haven’t dampened our Christmas cheer. We’d have preferred snow (there’d have been a ton of it!) but appreciate the sunny days ahead as we finish our shopping, wrapping and planning for our gang to arrive. Fine-tuning what goodies to bake and buy is especially fun! We’re planning on making a Christmas wreath…

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A recipe for hot chocolate

Winter’s getting an early start here in Vermont with chilly days and snow. Perfect for homemade hot chocolate! It’s a great way to incorporate hygge into these cold, dark winter days. No better time to repost my recipe! It appears in my Swift River Valley Christmas novel, A Knights Bridge Christmas. I use Dutch-processed Droste…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with good food and good cheer. Up to half a foot of snow is in the forecast for tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow morning, so we’re in for a white  Thanksgiving on our hilltop. We’ll load…

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Create a hygge reading nook

The past few winters we’ve been incorporating the Danish art of hygge into lives up on our hilltop in northern New England. Pronounced “hue-guh,” hygge doesn’t translate easily into English. “In essence,” says Visit Denmark, “hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” Sounds great, doesn’t it?…

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Adventures await!

“It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.” ~Unknown  My mother would appreciate that quote. She lived into her mid-eighties and went through some hard times, but she was always up for an adventure. It was her mindset, even when funds were tight, and a great example for me as the third of her seven…

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