Entries by Mary Hunt

When Christmas is Hard

It wasn’t that big of a deal, really. Still, I felt a twinge of sadness whenever I thought about it because it’s something I really liked a lot. I made the small zippered pouch, all by hand—every last stitch. I wouldn’t call it a work of art, although I was quite proud of the clever […]


Best Creative and Inexpensive Homemade Gifts!

Well, here we go … just two weeks to go before Christmas and only 12 days before my kiddos all get here!

If you think it’s too late to make gifts as you’d been planning to do since when—last summer?—do not fret!

It is not too late, at least for some super awesome homemade gifts I can think of.

You’ll find my ideas with instructions, resources and a whole lotta’ encouragement in today’s post. Hint: 🥓 Jam

See you there! Love, xo m ❤️👍🏻

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Saturday, everyone! I just uploaded one more 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, my best inexpensive ideas for the Foodies on your list … PLUS a Giveaway!

We’re trying a new Giveaway procedure, which I think you’ll discover to be a lot more friendly. So enter soon—this one ends tomorrow at midnight.

I’m off to a neighborhood Christmas Boutique.

Enjoy this beautiful day! Love, xo m ❤️🎄and of course ☀️ because it’s Colorado 😊


Just in Time for the Holidays Gift-Worthy Caramel Corn

For years, I’ve tried to make caramel corn, without success. It was either too soggy or too chewy. Or the caramel turned sugary. Once, I needed a hammer and chisel to get the stuff out of the bowl.

I’d really given up until my encounter with Popcornopolis. I had to figure this out―I had to find a way to create a reasonable facsimile in my kitchen that would hit the mark without breaking the bank.

I am excited to let you know is that I believe I have … oh my, yes! My recipe, instructions and very important final step, all of that in today’s post

See you there!

Love, Mary 👌❤️


The Best Christmas Book Ever

In the crush of holiday wish lists, gadgets, toys and media hype, it’s easy to overlook the four things experts tell us that children really want for Christmas.  Relaxed time with family  Realistic expectations about gifts An evenly paced holiday season Reliable family traditions Today I have a recommendation for you—a way that you and […]