Oh what a wonderful time of year! Time to start the advent calendar and send out Christmas cards. Time to sip hot chocolate by the tree with the ones you love. Time to for crafting and baking. I'm looking forward to every single moment!
Today I'd like to share a Christmas card with you. I used this vintage post card I bought this summer at an antique store in Selma, North Carolina. The post mark on the back is dated 1909.
Isn't the bird lovely? I like how he's perched on a branch of holly! I kept this card simple, no stitching, if you can believe that! The embossing folder is my latest purchase from Quickutz and the plain twill I used is available in my Etsy shop.
I didn't do a lot of accenting, just a decorative pin in my twill tie. I'd like to pass along this post card image to you. Please enjoy making something with it. And feel free to share your project with me! I'd love to see what you create!
I have another share for you today...another recipe. If you've been following my blog, I've been on a mission to find some new recipes my family likes. Dinners were getting a little too routine and boring so I've been trying to spice things up a bit.
This recipe is for Creamy Garlic Penne. If you have a few picky, I mean selective, eaters in your house, this is a great dish to try. No onions, mushrooms or 'weird' stuff to stick one's nose up at! In fact, I think it's the perfect base dish to add chicken or your family's favorite vegetable.
Here's how my Creamy Garlic Penne turned out last night. I served it with fresh steamed broccoli. My boys enjoyed every bite and my husband had seconds! Did I mention this is extremely quick and easy? You can find the recipe here.
I hope you enjoyed my shares for today. Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try the penne. Have yourself a wonderful first day of December! :) I'll be back tomorrow to show you my first December Daily entry. :) Kathy