Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Better Not Pout

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

bhg tiered trayMy plans have been foiled.  

My big plans to photograph the winter wonderland tablescape.  My plans to photograph all of those beautifully wrapped gifts and tags.  My plans to publish our delicious Christmas menu.  

Foiled.  Humbug. 


I have the nastiest flu bug ever.  Fevers, aches, chills.  Going on Day Three.

But I’m not pouting.  Not one bit.

The presents are done.  The table is set.  There’s a roast in the fridge and good wine on the rack.  The rest of the family is happy and healthy. 

We’re enjoying the magic of the season.


bhg wreath on table Nope, I’ve got no reason to pout at all. 

Besides, Santa is bringing me the best present of all. 

With this nasty flu, I’ll lose like four pounds. 

Now that’s a Christmas present I’ll take. 


Sending everyone wishes for a

very Merry Christmas holiday !


All images via Better Homes and Gardens


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Ornament Party Roundup

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I’m way late in this publication, but it’s time to send a big THANK YOU to those of you who linked up to the DIY Ornament Party earlier this month.

Your creativity is just off the charts!  I was overwhelmed with the fantastic ideas, and now it’s time to share some of them.  Here’s a roundup of some of the original handmade creations that you’ll surely want to bookmark for next year.

Pearl Encrusted Stars and Anthropologie Inspired Tree Topper

by Decor to Adore

branch tree topper

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Cardstock ornaments by My Domicile Style

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Ruffle Pomander by KoJo Designs

fabric ruffle pomander

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Christmas Cookies for Chocolate Lovers

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Whenever we’re invited to Christmas parties, I try to bring something sweet, homemade, and chocolate.  On Christmas day, I also prefer to serve a medley of Christmas cookies with coffee, instead of one single dessert after the big feast.  I spent this past weekend frolicking with my family, attending holiday parties, and making four of my absolute favorite cookies to give and share.  Here are two of those cookies I make that are sure to please any chocolate lover on your list !

Chocolate Dipped Handmade Biscotti

chocolate dipped biscotti

and Chocolate Wafers with Peppermint Buttercream Filling

chocolate wafers on plate


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