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Remembering a Great Lady This Weekend


This week has been a wild mix of emotions for me. So happy on one hand, we launched the latest magazine issue, I shared my favorite brownies on A Cup Of Joe, and we put up the Christmas tree. Everything is beginning to feel festive. Advent starts on Sunday – I can’t wait!

It’s also been a sad week. My dear Grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving night. I’ve been mourning her, and remembering how well she opened up her home to host celebrations large and small every chance she had. How she would always find something to whip up,  she knew instantly how to get the conversation going, and before we knew it – a game of spoons was being played and everyone was having a blast, on a Tuesday afternoon.

She will be missed, and I will continue to strive to serve others making my home a place of daily celebration as she did. While we slow down to remember her this weekend, here are a few links you’ll love:

A fun take on travel dresses

Photo cubes

Advent bunting (above)

Tis the season for Peppermint ice cream

Sweet dress for NY Eve

Love this quote; “Developing your blog voice is just like learning to talk for a child. It takes practice.”

Mini pinecone firestarters

Love the idea of hosting a flower class bridal shower

Wearing pears seems like a great idea

Nutella pie pops

For your holiday wrapping, if all else fails.

A fun feature of Matt and I celebrating our wedding day.

And in case you missed it – herb mini quiche for Christmas, pretty frosted bowls and a fire starter kit.


  • Lena
    November 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I’m so sorry about your loss–I can only imagine how bittersweet this week must be. Certainly your grandmother is delighted by your happiness and success, and by how she’s inspired you.

  • tere
    November 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I’m so sorry, Victoria! Grandmas are one of the best things ever, so much knowledge and affection in one person that is returning to the beginning of things. I had both my grannies living with us at different times, before their passing, and it was a blessing for all of us. I bet she is proud of you, trying to be as good as she was on serving others, that’s a beautiful way to remember and honor her. Big hugs!

  • Kristen @ miss prissy paige
    November 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My grandma passed away two years ago a few days before Thanksgiving and it was so hard to be thankful that year with the loss of someone so special to you. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs!

  • StarletStarlet
    November 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    My deepest condolences. I am so sorry about your loss Victoria.

  • Victoria
    November 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and thoughts friends. They mean the world to me this week!

  • chelsea
    November 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    The pic of L and her great grandma is just such a special thing to treasure forever!

    Thinking and praying for you guys! The magazine is awesome AND the post on A Cup Of Joe! Yay! So happy for you!

  • McKenzie
    December 1, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I am so sorry for your loss :( My prayers go out to you and your family, I’m sure she was a wonderful woman.

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    December 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I’m sure you’ll miss her a lot this Christmas.


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