Simple + Southern Sunday No. 10

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid”
John‬ ‭14‬:‭27‬ 


Christmas week can be complicated and hectic. We attempted to simplify and slow the pace a little this year. While we didn’t eliminate “hectic”, progress was made. Simple is often best! It is our prayer that all of you had a blessed and meaningful Christmas.


Small country church in Collard Valley, GA!

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By now, you all know that I am crazy about my great-nephews!  Isaiah and Nico are enjoying their visit with Santa while Benji seems terrified! Is Santa putting a squeeze on Benji’s left leg?


Santa couldn’t get down the chimney, so he left a present on the kitchen porch! Not to suggest Santa is too big or anything. We just have a small chimney.


I love to sing with Butch and Seth!  Last Sunday was really special as we sang Butch’s beautiful Christmas song “In a Manger”!  You can read the words here:  Miracles and Mangers

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My Mother always baked a coconut cake for Christmas.  The tradition lives on!


Katy and me with one of our life-size nutcrackers!  He squatted so as not to look a lot taller than us. You can see them here:  A Nutcracker Welcome


Last Sunday we enjoyed seeing “White Christmas” at the historic Alabama theater in Birmingham.  One of my favorite Christmas movies!


The mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Alabama


When Seth was two years old, we started a Christmas tradition of making gingerbread cookies.
The tradition continues as Allison now lends a hand!


Sweet little Braden in cute pajamas sharing a secret with the best Santa Claus of the season!


A favorite gift from Katy!  She collected all the photos from our blog and put together a beautiful book for us
that will be a treasured keepsake!   The Everyday Living logo took on a new dimension from printed page to a real three dimensional representation with the chandelier and antlers also given to us by Katy.


I am a coffee snob, might as well be honest.  Butch gave me this awesome Moccamaster that makes the best filtered brewed coffee!IMG_5370

Seth and Allison gave me this gorgeous calendar of colorful images from early 20th century seed catalogs.  Each page is printed on Italian paper which makes them ideal for framing!


My niece, Claire made this darling wreath that is perfect for the kitchen porch!

“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’”
Psalm 122:1

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    • Angela, I really am enjoying the Moccamaster. Butch gave it to me a couple of weeks ago. I really love a robust cup of coffee and I love espresso, also. I enjoy my Nespresso pixie for espressos and lattes!! Thanks, sweet friend for reading and commenting!

    • Linda, thanks for your comment. My husband doesn’t drink coffee, so I am the only snob at home. I ran over to your blog and signed up to follow. Looks like you have lived everywhere! Happy New Year and blessings! Pam

  1. Cindy says:

    Those Santa shots are too cute! Looks like you had a Merry Christmas, wishing you a 2015 year full of joy and happiness. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

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