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Tuesday Turn About #79 Christmas Kitchens

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We’re all about Christmas these days at the link party with Tuesday Turn About #79 Christmas Kitchens.

TUESDAY TURN ABOUT #79 Christmas Kitchens

Welcome to the party! This week, we had several Christmas tours that were shared, so I thought I would feature some holiday kitchen decor with you!

If you missed last week’s party, we saw some great Christmas ideas!

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Quick Update

My mom’s assisted living (AL) community was put on lockdown this past week, as there were four (4) positive tests for the first time since May. Not sure if they were a-symptomatic, but the surgeon would not perform the surgery since my mom has possibly been exposed.

So, her community is on lockdown, though we are still able to visit with her outside, which we are thankful for. However, Christmas might be a no-go, as they have to test 100% clean for two weeks in order to be let out of the community. The rules are not totally logical to me, but we are at their mercy. I’ll keep you posted!

So, let’s turn our attention now to the party! And remember…

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How ’bout some tips?

Last week, I shared a potato prep tip. This week, I learned that some people may like to know our family’s secret to creamy mash pototoes.

We use a mix of Yukon Gold potatoes and Russet potatoes (yes, we use ‘baking’ potatoes). After boiling them until they are tender (or using the Instant Pot to cook them), we add butter, whole milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Be careful with how much milk you add… do just a little at a time. Also, you can substitute the milk with sour cream for an even richer taste!

Weekly Blogging Tip

Recently I read a post in a Facebook blogging group that has me wondering. Maybe you can help enlighten me.

Have you heard that there should only be one space between the end of a sentence and the beginning of the next? I was always taught to insert (type-in) TWO spaces! I know that sounds petty, but with Google, you just never know if it’s important or not!

So, I ask again… Have you heard anything about spaces between sentences? Let me know your thoughts and intel in the comments!

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This Week’s Features:

Christmas Greenery in a Kitchen

A Day of Small Things is sharing her cozy Christmas kitchen. I love how she added greenery throughout, especially above her cabinets!

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Nature in a Christmas Cupboard

Okay, Debra from Common Ground had me at this velvet pear! She’s decorated her kitchen hutch with touches of nature that look lovely with all her vintage ironstone and dishes! And this decor will translate right into winter, too.

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Shabby Christmas Kitchen

How ’bout some shabby cottage Christmas decor? Penny’s Vintage Home loves the shabby cottage look, and her kitchen is no exception. Take a look for some inspo! She even has a lovely Christmas tree in the corner!

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Keep the Christmas posts coming! I’ll still be featuring Christmas posts next week (and maybe even after the new year). We all may need a bit more Christmas this year!

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50 Comments

  1. Sending good thoughts & prayers for your mom. These are some strange & difficult times we are living through. As far as the period goes I am of no help. I am with you, I always use two spaces between sentences. I would love to know more if you find out anything. Have a great week & thanks for the party.

    XO- MaryJo

  2. Hi Julie,

    I was taught to use two spaces in between sentences, but with my phone, I can only use one–or weird things happen. 🙂

  3. I feel for you with the restrictions interrupting your mom’s schedule. My mom has dementia, also, and extra road blocks just add extra unneeded stress!

    1. Yes, Allyson. It’s so hard… and the facilities don’t have enough help with these extra responsibilities of taking them their meals and doing everyone’s laundry, too!

  4. Thanks fore hosting! Hope you ladies enjoy my great room tour! Make sure you look at my French Country Farmhouse sign. I add a large rusher.

    Cindy

  5. I was taught to double space when learning to type and the proper formatting of a paper. But once I headed up marketing at various software developers, and responsible for the website, press releases and sale literature, it was only one space. Difficult to unlearn!

  6. So sorry you are all going through so much these days. I have not heard what California’s policy is on the vaccine. Here in Colorado, they started yesterday with front line workers but it’s my understanding that the nursing homes and assisted facilities are next. I’m glad you can at least visit with her outside!
    As far as the spacing question, I was always taught to use two spaces. However, a nephew of mine who works in the tech industry told me that it should always just be one. I struggle with that as old habits die hard. I don’t know how/if it messes with your standing as far as search engines go but he always tells me I need to pay more attention to that.

    1. Vaccines started here yesterday, too, Denise. Not sure when they will offer it to the elderly, but my mom will not be getting it for a while. We have experienced enough in her life to know, if there is a side-effect, she will experience it. So, for her, the wise thing is to wait. Now, let me go back and eliminate the spaces between my sentences. 😉

  7. Oh so sorry about your mom, the medical system has been a mess this year. My 95 year old mother-in-law who is at a nursing home had covid back this early Fall. She came thru it okay. Thanks so much for sharing my kitchen china cupboard for Christmas. and I know… a velvet pear! Have a great week, Julie!

    1. WOW! That is amazing that your MIL came through Covid at her age. See, I think we just don’t know even close to enough about this virus. Crazy!

  8. Sending you and your mom lots of love, Julie! It’s so tough navigating these times!

    Ha – I laughed at your spacing question – we had a huge and heated discussion about that very thing at the dinner table one time last year, much to my surprise! I’m definitely in the group that learned the two-space method, but somewhere along the line, the standard seemed to switch to one. That’s a good question about whether or not Google recognizes the difference, and/or cares. I’d be curious to know the answer too – nothing like a spelling or grammar question to get my attention! 🙂

    ANYway, great features and links, and thanks so much for hosting, as always! Take care!

    1. You and I sound VERY similar in our punctuation and grammar issues. Try as I might to be perfect, I always cringe when one of my blogging buddies let me know I have a mistake in a post… but, I’m ALWAYS glad they let me know!

  9. This is what I featured on my blog 12-7 to 12-11-2020. On Tuesday was Christmas Tree Pizza Pull Apart. Wednesday saw Sugar Plum Fairy Iced Cookies. Thursday was Red Velvet Iced Cookies. And winding up Christmas specials was Gluten Free Ranch Dip. Enjoy!

  10. Thanks again for hosting! Sentence spacing is probably a personal choice, but those who’ve grown up with computers in the home (not to mention smart phones) definitely seem to choose a single space. Have a great week!

  11. Hi Julie! Love your blogging tips! I have heard to eliminate the double spacing as you want to cram as much information as you can and spaces just add more blanks to the descriptions. Anyway, that is my take on it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for hosting and for always presenting such a lovely party to us.
    Hugs,
    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  12. I always thought it was 2 spaces between sentences. But I’m old school! My adult children have informed me that a single space is used. Hmmm… Merry Christmas!

    1. Yep, I’m old-school, too! But, I think old-school still has it’s placed, but maybe not in a space! (See what I did there? 😉 )

  13. I hope things go well for your mom, Julie. Thanks for the mashed potatoes tip. I always use Russet potatoes, but I’ve never tried the Yukon Gold, so now I will add those to my list. Also, I was always taught to add 2 spaces at the end of a sentence, too. I did read somewhere that on computer keyboards there should be only one space, but I never knew why, and I never started doing it! So, now I am curious, too. Maybe Google cares, and I need to switch!

  14. I’m sorry to read of the issues with your mother and the care facility. Sending prayers your way, Julie. As to the comma issue, we show our age when we use two spaces! Anyone who learned how to type on a typewriter was taught to use two. That changed and MLA now says one space is the proper way to do it. I catch myself at times still using two though. Thanks for the party!

    1. Thanks for the intel on the spaces, Bev. Pardon my ignorance, but remind me what MLA is again? LOL! I’m working on the one space, but it’s REALLY hard! Hehe!

      1. MLA is the Modern Language Association that gives sanction to a formatting guide for writing. It changes from time to time, but it’s the go to authority for scholarly works, literature, the humanities, etc. The APA – American Psychological Association is the formatting style often used for business and scientific works and it now also calls for only one space. It is hard to get to used when we learned to use two!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting each week. I always enjoy seeing what everyone else shares! So much inspiration.

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s facility and hope it does not prevent you from seeing her at Christmas. The seniors are the ones who really pull on my heart strings during all this. I can’t stand to think of their lonliness. 🙁

    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. I’m 100% with you on the loneliness aspect of the elderly, Niky. It’s especially hard on dementia patients… not good for their minds to not have face-to-face contact. We were told yesterday that the facility is on complete stay-at-home orders. We may have to revisit my mom’s situation in the coming weeks.

  16. Sorry to hear you may not be able to spend Christmas with your Mom. That’s going to be so hard on her, I’m sure. We’re in lockdown here with no visitors allowed in our homes until January 5th. Like you, I was taught to always add two spaces between sentences. A few years ago, can’t remember where, I heard that only one space should be used when writing blog posts. It felt very odd at first but now it’s a habit.

    1. I’m sorry to hear y’all in are total stay-at-home orders, again, Marie.This is quite a difficult time, for sure!Is your local government enforcing the health guidelines? Thanks for the info on the spaces. I’m trying to implement, but it ain’t easy! 😉

  17. Julie, thanks for the update on your mom. I wish she could have had her surgery, especially after what you and your sister had to do to prepare her for it, but it’s probably better to wait.

    About the spaces after a sentence ends. I’ve been using the newer method forever. Can’t even remember when I stated the habit.
    But, it’s a good question on how it might hurt the SEO, they are not as transparent as I would like them to be, and something like this could mess things up.
    Food for thought!
    Merry Christmas
    Hugs
    RR

    1. I’m trying to train myself to do one space… it’s super hard for me! As far as my mom goes, they actually put them in complete quarantine yesterday. It’s very hard, but I’m thankful that this will only be the first Christmas my mom has not had family with her. We’ll definitely call, and I’m hoping we will have a new video calling system in her room before Christmas. Thanks for the concern, friend!

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