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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 20 October 2012

A New Party

Hello everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your weekend.

Well, it's happened! During the Summer months, I am always busy but once the Autumn and Winter set in, I am at home more and I tend to get bored restless.

I have been hosting tea parties for close to three years now and for almost two years, I have been wanting to make some changes.....

Now all my tea friends, please don't go and get all nervous on me, I'm not shutting down Tea Time Tuesday
I just want to do something different.

Ever since I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to be was a home maker. And even though I have worn several hats, nothing has ever brought me the joy and contentment that staying at home being a mom and home maker has brought me.
I am a domestic diva, you see. My home is my domain; the heart of my environment. I guess you could call me ''Little Susie Sandi Home Maker.'' *smiles*

Over the years, as a home maker, a mom, and a pastor's wife, I have done a lot of entertaining, and I have oodles of recipes and ideas to share with you such as this easy Black Forest Torte.

I have been pondering this for quite some time as I have already mentioned and several of you already have these kinds of parties but I really do feel led to start one of my own up. I hope my blogger friends who already host these types of parties will forgive me for starting up yet another one.

I feel the need to express my creativity more in my blogging and I always operate better in a structured environment.
So, I am starting up a new HOME Party.


HOME is where your story begins....

Picture this.... There is a nip in the air and frost is beginning to  paint lovely pictures on the windows but inside all is warm and cozy. A crackling fire is dancing in the fireplace and sugar cookies are fresh from the oven. Big mugs of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream are being savoured by those within. Mom has made HOME a nice place to be.

When my children were growing up I took great pains in doing  special things for my family. My nesting instincts brought me joy.
They still do.
Favourite cookies and pies were baked, warm beds were made up for everyone, and there was always a HOME cooked meal ready for hungry tummies.
I relished having the smell of cookies fresh from the oven or the spicy scent of a freshly baked apple pie greet their noses when they came home from school and work!

There was always a kiss good night and every day of their lives, they were told they were loved.
I longed to make my HOME a haven and for the most part it was, or so I've been told by my family. *smiles again!*

Now, I want to give each of you a chance to share what you are creating in your HOME to make it a delightful place for your loved ones to come HOME to. You are under no obligation to join my party but if you would like to, you may share any of the following:

Cooking and baking, recipes, antiquing, artwork, home decor, ceramics, crafts, crocheting/knitting, quilting/sewing, floral arranging, homemaking tips, hospitality, refinishing furniture, renos, tea time, tablescapes, thrift shopping etc.... 
Whew, well, you get the picture! Anything and everything which makes your HOME more enjoyable to come  HOME to, for your family, your friends, and yourself.

So, beginning next week, Tea Time Tuesday will go up on Mondays at 11:00 AM instead of the afternoon and my new HOME party will go up on Wednesday October 24th at 1:00 PM.

This will be my new HOME button and you are welcome to take it for your post or sidebar if you wish. Just copy and paste.

I would love it if you joined me! Enjoy your day everyone.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi