Tuesday, January 17, 2017

~Simple Winter Mantel & Chocolate Dipped Biscotti~

It's always hard to put everything away from Christmas.
Adding our small boxwood wreaths
 on the mantel adds some greenery.

I added some mini lights too!
Fresh cut flowers from the garden .

A very simple Winter mantel.
Since it's been raining in San Diego, 
I decided to make some biscotti.
Rachael Ray has a good recipe here:
Some melted chocolate and crushed almonds.
Make a very good Winter treat!
Hope you're all staying warm this winter!


  1. O such a sweet mantle.. im putting up things too and its taking me forever... the biscotti look and sound great will have to try them they will be great for tea.. thank you dearet for your visit it was good to hear from you, with love Janice

  2. Your mantle is beautiful. I am still finding a little of this and that Christmas decorations to be put away. House now looks so dull. I need to spiffy it up some, but dont know what to do.

    The biscotti looks so good and I would love to make some, but it's diet time now and I have to stay with the program.

    Loving the rain and looking forward to some more starting tomorrow night.

    Have a terrific week.


  3. Your mantel is so pretty. I just love crowns sprinkled around and the fresh flowers are gorgeous.

    I'm turning my eyes from the biscotti. I'm dieting like Mary. :)

  4. I should show you my mantel:)

    Have a great day..we had a box of Nonns' biscottis..just finished them..so soon it will be time to make them.

  5. I think you've made a wonderful transition. There is still the magic with the lights and crown and the warmth of the holiday with the wreath without being overly "Christmas Leftovers!" It's really lovely, Jody. Nice indeed.

    And thanks for stopping by the Gypsy. I always appreciate your comments!

  6. What a lovely mantle and a yummy treat. Come over and link at The Fabulous January Party and share your inspiration!
    The party is here:
    Let's party!

  7. It is hard to put away all our beautiful Christmas decorations. I finally got the top of a cabinet cleaned off from Christmas decor now trying to decide what to put up.
    Your plain green wreaths are still pretty

  8. Your mantle looks so pretty - I love the fairy lights (I packed mine away with christmas decorations and now I am wishing i kept a few out!) And how I wish i had a few fresh flowers, too cold and snowy here for that!

  9. WELLLLLLL-MY GOODNESS! THANK YOU for visiting me and leaving me a nice comment about my hearts. You have been around for a long time, I see, and now I am wondering why it is I never found your blog!!!! Crazy. Anyway- beautiful blog. I am your newest follower and will put you on my sidebar (I read from there) so I don't miss your posts. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend- Hugs- Diana

  10. Your mantle is pure magic Jody! I sure am slow at getting back into the fluffing the home for January, but your post has inspired me to do something about it :)))
    I am feeling better, thank goodness! I had to have some surgery and the recovery has taken so darn long that I am itching to get back to life. I knew I had to have it, so I chose winter do do it so it didn't keep me from the garden (I know you get that).
    The biscotti looks sooo yummy!
    sending hugs...

  11. Your mantle is absolutely beautiful! I love your attention to detail and the lights you added :) We would love to have you share this over at this week's Dishing It and Digging It party! Please feel free to join http://www.angiethefreckledrose.com/dishing-it-digging-it-132

  12. Love the mantle, that bust and fresh flowers are just stunning!

  13. Another item in your house I'm drooling over, the lady statue with the pearls. I actually have been looking around for one just like it, but haven't found any I like enough to bring home. Your mantel looks very nice, and the pink rose is lovely. Oh, that biscotti looks so good. Wish I had one to go with my coffee right now. I'm glad you got some rain too in San Diego. The Lord has blessed us with lots of rain.

    love, ~Sheri


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