C is for Cookie

December 15th, 2011

Greetings all, hope you’re doing swell. Today was a productive one for me and finally I can say the halls are decked and the cookies are baked, at last.  As I was assembling and baking my favorite cookie bars (the same I make every year) I thought it would be nice to gather a little inspiration, because I could use a few new recipes endorsed by all of you, so how about an impromptu Cookie Link Party next week? 

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours, so if you’ve baked a delicious or famous cookie this year or anything sweet and holiday-ish, stop by next Tuesday the 20th to link up your treats!

cookie party button 

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And in honor of the event, enjoy this serenade by Mr. CM himself . . .

 

I snapped some pics of the house all gussied up for the season, I’ll share tomorrow.

Peace, over and out. 

 

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Crimson & White Christmas Tree

December 14th, 2011

Today is the last of the Holiday Home parties, and Sarah is hosting Christmas trees, so it’s the perfect occasion to show you ours.  Just like last year (and because it reminds me of my grandmother who always had the same) I picked up another flocked tree at a local lot.  Instead of a tree skirt, we placed it in a wine barrel for a rustic look.  I’m using up all of my red decor this year, so the tree is covered in various favorite ornaments and also bulbs and flourishes in crimson shades. 

crimson tree centsational girl

 

Wedged in the tree are several branches of red berries for color and contrast.

red berries in tree

 

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