Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

Christmas at the Jandts December 29, 2009

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“And thank you for a house full of people I love.  Amen. “

~Ward Elliot Hour

It was yet another lovely christmas spent at the in-laws. Presents under the tree….

Santa’s little helper….

I have married into such an attractive family!

Newlyweds snuggling close….

Little boys opening presents…

And little boys at heart…

Cindy was super excited about her Easy Bake Oven!

Tired little Santa’s helper….

The box is always better…..

And finally, the best part about my christmas….. the gorgeous quilt Mama Cindy made for me! There were tears, let me tell you.

It seems like we have been waiting for christmas for so long… and now its already passed us by. So now it’s time to hunker down into yummy quilts, drink hot tea, and think about the new year to come and all the things we want to accomplish. Or maybe it’s just a good time to hunker down with a yummy quilt, hot tea, and a good book!

I hope that you all had a wonderful christmas with friends and family, filled with peace and laughter.


Twinkle Twinkle December 17, 2009

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“Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.”
~Minna Thomas Antrim


I love winter time. Time for sweaters. And hot mugs of tea by the fire. Time for frolicking in the snow (if you have any, that is). And for cozying up with a good book. It’s also my favorite time for lights, lots and lots of them. Of the twinkling variety!

Daniel and I do not have a tree. Daniel is too lazy and I, being one who was not raised celebrating the holiday, cannot bring myself to get one. But I love my lights.

Twinkle lights on the mantle.

Twinkle lights in the pine cones….

Twinkle lights on the piano…..

Got them there…

And there….

And of course, here….

I’m hoping that with my twinkle lights, the snow will follow. One can only hope anyways.


158 Days….. December 7, 2009

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….until we are here. Lisbon.


Simple Sunday December 6, 2009

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If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.

~Author Unknown


A Wintery NYC December 2, 2009

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“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” -Thomas Wolfe


I recently found these photos at the blog Simple Blueprint, taken by a girl named from Amanda from another of my favorite blogs, First Milk. They make me one, ache for snow, and two, ache for New York.

In another life I think I must have been a city girl. There’s something about a city like New York or Paris that thrills me to my very core. I have often had visions of myself living there, in a little apartment, sitting in cafes drinking coffee and reading a book, taking the subway or metro, walking everywhere. I’m not so sure that that vision could ever become a reality, I shall have to resign myself to an occasional visit and the frequent hovering over pictures such as these. *sighs* A girl can have her dreams.