January 19, 2018

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
Have a great weekend!



January 17, 2018

My Christmas Eve Table

This past year was the first time I've tried to create a pretty centerpiece for our Christmas Eve Dinner. It was so much fun, and I really loved the creamy look together with my Blue Willow dishes. (You do not know how I struggle each and every year to buy a set of Winterberry dishes from Pfaltzgraff, but each year I resist. And I'm so glad I did!)

We started with cream colored tapered candles in glass candle holders that were my grandma's. I also ordered a stain and wrinkle-resistant tablecloth I found on Amazon. It worked like a charm!

Then we found some beautiful sparkly poinsettias from the Home Place in Pittsburg, KS

and Abbey made these lovely wire pearl balls to use as accents.

Then, of course, I couldn't resist adding some birds.

And some twinkly battery operated lights that I found on Amazon.

We finished with these blue and cream gift labels from Walmart to use at each place setting. It was the perfect finishing touch to the table. 

This just goes to show that you do not need to have a pretty set of Christmas dishes to make your holiday table look festive. Enjoy the moments . . . .

January 15, 2018

Book Preview ~ Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes, by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

After the death of their father, Collette and Jean-Michel Langelier are no longer tied to post-war France. While his sister dreams of adventure, Jean-Michel is hoping to finally escape reminders of the horrors he faced in the war. When Jean-Michel receives an unexpected invitation for them to visit Alaska and the Curry Hotel, it seems an opportunity for a change he needs. 

Katherine Demarchis is a young widow who does not grieve the dangerous husband she was forced to marry. Now she just wants to retreat to a quiet life, content to be alone. First, though, she's agreed to accompany her grandmother on a final trip, but never expects to see a man from her past. 

Katherine and Jean-Michel once shared a deep love that was torn apart by forces beyond their control. Reunited now, have the years changed them too deeply to rediscover what they had? And when Jean-Michel's nightmares return with terrifying consequences, will faith be enough to heal what's been broken for so long? Purchase the book HERE.


Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of more than 100 novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her many bestselling series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit www.traciepeterson.com to learn more.

Kimberley Woodhouse 
is a multi-published author and a popular speaker and teacher who has shared the theme of "Joy Through Trials" with hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Kim is a pastor's wife and is passionate about music and Bible study. She lives and writes in Colorado. Visit www.kimandkaylawoodhouse.com for more information. 

January 12, 2018

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
Have a great weekend!



January 10, 2018

Vogts' Family Christmas 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas with our family this past month. 
Here are a few pictures from our time together.

Our Christmas Eve Table

Christmas Eve with my mom and dad

Our silly daughters


Henry's First Christmas

Opening Presents with Emma

Sam Receives Pioneer Woman

Grandma Judi's Crown Roast

Playing with the Nativity
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