Etsy Christmas Shopping with Rose Garden Market & Homemade Soapnsuch

I listened to Christmas music as I drove to Oklahoma (to visit that new grand-baby) and I will hum along to more as I head home on Saturday. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the way Christmas brings out the genuine best in most people, and it seems to me that the stars twinkle a little brighter too. Today  Celestina, Judy and I w elcome you to week three of Christmas shopping with Etsy. We all appreciate your support and enthusiastic comments so much! Perhaps you are familiar with Rose Garden Market and Soapnsuch , if so you already know the quality and selection. If they are new to you be prepared to be delighted! Just like our previous shops, you will receive personal attention, handmade quality and generous discounts just in time for Christmas shopping. Welcome to our first Etsy shop in today's series   Rose Garden Market , where every item is designed with creativity and care. Hi Jemma and Friends. My name is Celestina Marie (Celeste) and I am humbled and hono


Sausage and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I have had the pleasure of spending time with Carol from  Bluesky Kitchen  on several occasions during this past year.  She is truly a passionate, creative and fabulous Chef who shares her talents on her blog and has a warm heart and giving spirit. So, when she organized this holiday recipe blog hop which includes 18 bloggers sharing their best recipes, I just knew that I wanted to share one of my favorite appetizers with you. Things in life were going as planned until we had two grand-babies (girl and boy) born within a very short time of one another and one came a few days early. Friends from FB, thank you for all of the well wishes! I am actually writing this and editing some less than perfect photos from Oklahoma. So, I wrote to Carol and asked her if perhaps I should graciously bow out and she wrote back and said do the best you can!. (I appreciate you Carol, for being so flexible and understanding) I know that not everyone likes mushrooms, but if you do you will truly enjoy this


5 Thanksgiving Wreaths

Good Monday morning and greetings for a safe and fabulous new week.  I suppose we could say we are on the countdown to Thanksgiving, in fact I have a big portion of my cooking supplies already purchased and tucked away in my pantry and fridge. Don't you prefer to shop ahead of time too? I am not a fan of arm-wrestling anyone over those last few turkeys or cartons of whip cream.  Seriously, friends people can become hostile over the silliest things. So today I am sharing 5 easy Fall wreaths for your Thanksgiving decor and some of them will transition you into Christmas too, with just a little tweaking.                                     This first wreath is a total remake, I did it in under 30 minutes with supplies on hand plus $3.00 for the wood slice from Target. There is not a tutorial for this one. Just add fall floral and foliage to a grapevine wreath and then add a cute gingham bow. I do make all my own bows and you can too!                                                    


Etsy Christmas Shopping With Secret Garden Herbs &The Gnome Makers

Welcome to week two of Holiday shopping on Etsy. Today I am happy to share with you two shops that will delight and inspire.  You will find all that you want under the Christmas Tree with these charming and whimsical gifts. Today I am delighted to introduce you to Secret Garden Herbs and The Gnome Makers . Holiday shopping has never been so easy and by using the unique codes these two shops have offered many of these gifts will be under $25. Perfect gifts for teachers, friends or even stocking stuffers. Hello, I'm  Cecilia  and I'm so honored that  Secret Garden Herbs  is being included as one of  Jemma's Etsy Christmas Shop  features. Like  my blog,  my garden is a labor of love and my herbs are grown organically in the Texas Hill Country. I specialize in organic rosemary for weddings and every plant is grown,  harvested and prepared by  moi !  In addition to fresh and dried organic herbs,  my shop features vintage and handmade wedding whimsy ,  glorious garden gifts ,  p