Christmas Party and Treats

Friends, Fun and the Food... We hosted our annual Christmas party and I provided the treats. Dearest does such a good job in entertaining - the evening was just so much fun! Christmas Party Planning and Team Our house was full of family, friends, church members and neighbors...I decorated and prepared food and Dearest arranged the entertainment. … [Read more...]

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Christmas Party Planning 101

Our Christmas Party We have been hosting a Christmas party at our home for over 10 years. It's a wonderful collaboration. I plan, create and send out the invitations, decorate, plan the menu, buy or make gifts and Dearest, he and our daughter have worked together on entertainment. They select Christmas songs, games - we do two - a fun Ornament … [Read more...]

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Cookies

Fun and Delicious Cookies for Christmas Party My Darling Daughter and I have been preparing for our annual Christmas party. She has been a great help as we check off today's list of 'Things to Do'. She's my awesome sous chef! Awesome Salty-Sweet Cookies  She made the dough for the Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies and called … [Read more...]

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Christmas Cookie Exchange Link Party

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

 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

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

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

    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 … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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         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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