just add love

fruit pound cake

If you strip away all the pressure, the need to make everyone happy, the perfection, the competitive gift giving, the designer holiday decor, the exquisitely decorated cookies, carefully planned menus and coordinating wines, the endless trips to the shops, the laying awake worrying about who or what you might have forgotten or overlooked or somehow unintentionally slighted, and the general need to outdo everyone including yourself — then it might actually just be a holiday after all. Continue reading “just add love”