Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Scavenger Hunt Hodgepodge

I always look forward to joining in with Greenthumb for her Scavenger Hunt. This month I was going to do a theme but my eclectic nature took over and here's what I found...

My little grandson gives me so much Joy.  He made this collage on the dinette window.  I think I  may just keep it there until next Christmas season!

He also amazes me with his art work.  He's six years old and we both have a love of creating.

We're a small family so we treasure being together often.  This was our Thanksgiving photo.  My son wasn't able to join us this year.  My daughter is the official hostess of Thanksgiving and she does an excellent job.

Here's a photo of our tree in the living room.  This is our fake tree as we have a fresh tree in the family room.  Although, after all these years of use, this "fake" tree is starting to shed its needles!

I bought this tree top ornament the first Christmas we spent here in California.  I love this tree topper although my children think it's hideous.

My son is always sharing photos with me of the places he visits.  I love the light illuminating this church in Kiev, Ukraine.

Here's another of my son's photos showing the Christmas market in Kiev.  How I wish I was there to peruse the shops. 

I was trying to do an artsy photo of my tree and I actually like the way the lights sparkle in this photo.

By giving my grandson my phone, here's what happens; he was sitting in his car seat and took this photo of me driving.  I've since "dyed/colored/stained" my hair.  It's probably the third time in 20 years!  I actually don't mind my mousy, gray hair.  I thought it might be fun to sport a new hair color for the New Year :)

My daughter made this delicious food  for my son-in-law for a special holiday meal.  It turned out beautiful.   She also made this no fuss bernaise sauce.

I think I'm on a roll with speaking of my daughter! Here's her red Christmas wrapping theme for this year's gifts.

I enjoyed making pebernodder in my kitchen this holiday season. 

Whatever I want is peace, harmony and caring this coming year for those who are hurting and in need.  And, please remember our four legged friends, too.  Lilly my cat is a rescue kitty.  She's 10 years old and has been with us eight wonderful years.  I adopted her through Petfinder. Maybe there's room in your home for a new furry friend?

I have really enjoyed writing my blog this past year and meeting new friends.  And, I've learned so much from my readers too.  I wish each of you a very Happy New Year.  And, I look forward to hearing from you when you have the time.

Happy New Year Dear Friends,


Lilly sends her New Year's greetings, too :)


  1. Happy New Year! Here's to a good 2016 for us all and our families and pets!! xx

  2. Wishing you a happy and successful 2016!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  3. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas - and peppernuts! My parents both have Danish ancestry, and my mom always makes peppernuts. The ones she made this year are the best! Happy New Year!

  4. A lovely collection of photos :)
    Happy New Year.

  5. Hello Pat
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I wish you a happy and peaceful new year too.
    Love your photos.
    Sheila-Staffordshire, UK -x-

  6. Such gorgeous festive pictures.I really enjoyed them and love your birdy frames. All the best for 2016.xx

  7. Happy New Year Pat, to you, your family and Lilly of course! Sweet picture of her at the end. Really enjoyed your photos - wonderful collage by your grandson, lots of creativity going on there; lovely sparkles, and like the sound of pebernodder, now on my new things to try list :)

  8. Lovely, festive family photos and it is always a joy to see Lilly. Happy New Year to you and yours:)


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