Christmas Cookie Exchange Link Party

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Click on any picture or the link below it to see your favorite cookies! Everyday Home | Atta Girl Says Southern Color | Deja Vue Designs Shabby Art Boutique | All Things Heart and Home Town and Country Living | Worthing Court Lilacs and Longhorns … [Read more...]

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

The Everyday Home Christmas Cookie Exchange

 At Christmastime we share the joy of love and of giving….we smile more, we sing more and we bake more! I adapted a recipe with Dearest in mind. He loves coconut and he loves pistachio. I found this amazing confection, Coconut Ice. I decided to add an extra layer of deliciousness - a green layer filled with chopped Pistachios. Confection … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Gingerbread Houses We have been decorating Gingerbread houses for years - since my children were very little. I would make the houses, assemble them and supply the children with as much variety of candy to completely cover the houses. When we moved here, we included my Mother-in-Law in the Gingerbread House Christmas tradition. As the … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Good morning, Dear Ones. Well, I did it! I had been wanting to transfer my blog to another platform. I saw the advertisement on At The Picket Fence - followed the link - liked what I read and took the plunge. I'll share more with you about this very soon. I like doing things myself - and with Kristi's (Addicted 2 Decorating) clear-detailed … [Read more...]

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Christmas Party Recipes

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Favorites Each year, I try to make something new while making the much requested favorites. This year, I think we have an all-time new favorite. With it being a Christmas Party/Surprise Birthday Party I thought we should have some more substantial food in addition to the finger-food type dishes. I asked my Mother-in-Law to make … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Contentment Good morning Dear Ones. I apologize for the delay in getting this party going. I was called in yesterday to replace someone who couldn't make it to work. This put a crimp in my day's plans, but I was pleased to be able to help out. Life is never a steady stream of expected and planned activities - … [Read more...]

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Tea Time

Ginger Pound Cake

  Ginger Pound Cake         While looking through my Victoria Christmas books for ideas and recipes, I came across this delightful pound cake recipe. My husband is a great fan of pound cake and I thought it would be nice to have for a wonderful afternoon tea.   The recipe is in The Heart of Christmas. I found it to be refreshing. My … [Read more...]

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Christmas Morning

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  Breakfast Bread   Every year, my family looks forward to our Christmas breakfast. If I didn’t make this bread, I think I could very well disappoint them all!                       I do appreciate you stopping by! I am sure you’re … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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  Homemade Gifts   Christmas is just a few short days away, but I think there’s  still time to make a few homemade gifts, or something to bring to a party!       From Your Heart and From Your Hands that will be greatly appreciated! I am taking my inspiration from special books I was perusing this afternoon.    While … [Read more...]

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Entertaining

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Christmas Party Fare Guests had already arrived so my pictures were taken fast! I spent this past week in preparation for our annual Christmas Party. My youngest daughter helped me bake and create all the treats then my husband and she provided the entertainment last night.     It is always fun to bring together … [Read more...]

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