Holiday decorations: 3D scrapbooks

On our Christmas tree, the ornaments aren't just static decorations that never change from year to year -- the tree is an evolving scrapbook of moments and memories from our lives. These two ornaments pictured -- the needlepoint Raggedy Ann and the tiny angel cut from the lid of a tin can -- are two that... Continue Reading →

Savoring all of Thanksgiving’s gifts

Originally published in The Fresno Bee on Nov. 24, 2011 The first smell I associate with Thanksgiving is toast. That's what I first begin prepping, usually two days before the feast, toasting loaves of bread and tearing the slices into bite-sized pieces for dressing. The day before my family gathers, more fragrances fill my kitchen... Continue Reading →

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