Friday, December 30, 2016

What's For Dinner: Homemade Beef Stew

My daughter-in-law requested my homemade beef stew. Which I was happy to oblige.

After decades of making beef stew with a recipe, this is one is "make up as I go". I have no written recipe, portions or ingredients. I use what is available in the house.

My family tells me they love it. I'm glad that they do.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Loving These Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads!

Loving these Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads sample from my Birchbox. Easy to apply. Just leave on for 20 minutes.


The results are wonderful! I'm definitely going to be placing an order for these eye pads!

Christmas Day at Our House

This year we scaled back on the Christmas gifts for the adults. Christmas, at our house, was all about the kids! I'm so glad we decided to do a little tree this year. Everyone really liked the decorations.


No early wakeups. The kids opened their gifts around 11 am. It gave me plenty of time to make breakfast and enjoy a cup of coffee.

The girls received new pajamas. A traditional Christmas gift when I was growing up.

Gaia wore her new thermal pajamas from Old Navy. Everyone thought she looked adorable in them.


Another wonderful Christmas day in the Berry-Morin house.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Early Christmas Present For Hubby and I

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Looks Like Gaia Couldn't Stay Awake Till The End of The Game

Our youngest granddaughter loves spending time with her Paw-Paw watching football games. Looks like our little one couldn't stay awake till the third quarter!

Dollar Tree Christmas Stocking

I've been thinking about purchasing my granddaughters' personalized Christmas stocking when I saw stockings at Dollar Tree Store. A light bulb went off so I bought 2.


When I got home, I pulled out my gold glitter glue, wrote each of their names on them. Then I let them dry for 24 hours before hanging them up!

Icing and Decorating Sugar Cookies With My Granddaughter

Last night, I baked a batch of homemade sugar cookies. I love baking! Especially this time of year!

Our oldest granddaughter joined me in the icing and decorating. We had a great time chatting while finishing our yummy creations.


I made the cookie icing from scratch. Just a cup of confectionery sugar and 3-4 teaspoons of water. P.S. I ended up adding more sugar because the texture wasn't to my liking.

After allowing the icing to set, it was time to add some color! I decorated with gold sprinkles while our granddaughter used the pink sprinkles her cookies.

The family loved the cookies. Only 2 of them mentioned missing the butter taste.
I'm so glad I made plenty of cookies. We gave several to the neighbors, who quickly gobbled them up.

By the way, I use a butter recipe. I found this sugar cookie recipe at Country Crock website using margarine.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gaia Has Turned 9 Months Old This Month!

Our granddaughter, Gaia is now 9 months old!

She's crawling with great speed. Cruising around the furniture. And even take a few steps without assistance!

Her personality is continuing to blossom. She smiles, laughs and talks with delight.

Our little girl is even waving bye-bye.

It's been a joy watching her grow this month!



Check Out These Adorable Christmas People Ornaments

Hubby and I decided to take a walk through Target's Christmas section. I'm so glad I did because I found these adorable people ornaments. This gal just had to have them. At $3.99 each I quickly added them to the cart! They look great on our Christmas tree.

We're Ready For Christmas 2016

Go Curvy Season 4 Episode 3

Thank you, Sherry Lee for featuring me on Go Curvy!