Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Almost Here...

(notice the blog change? it's to get you in the mood for the holidays from Christmas....through New Year's...thanks to Shannon again over at Sweet Bean Co. Designs)

It's almost here....December that is.....

Can you believe it? That magical season of birth is already upon us. It feels like just yesterday I was decorating the house and putting lights up outside. (Man I forgot what a chore that is....)

I am hosting my first cookie exchange this Friday and have been busy getting little knick knacks together for decorating ...thanks to Pinterest I took some white paper plates and laced ribbon through them. (didn't realize how much ribbon it would end up taking...def not something to do if you have lots of plates to use)


I am also supplying the "drink bar" ....I am going to have a hot chocolate station....with crushed peppermint tipped marshmallows (again Pinterest)


I also plan on doing just plain (not sprinkled like in photo) chocolate covered spoons for either their coffee or hot chocolate.

I'm making my favorite Wassail. (the smell alone is fantastic in the house while simmering)

I bought some of these cuties on etsy (I don't care if they hold up or not...they were darn cute)


I'm a little angry though....I found a cookie recipe for Chocolate and Peppermint Stars in the Martha Stewart magazine....I think the testers for the cookie are either confused or insane....It says it makes 40 cookies per batch...but I baked rolled cookies all the time and there is no way I can get 40 cookies from 1 batch of that dough. I have to make 6 dz cookies for this party....needless to say I didn't plan this very well. (moral.....don't try a new recipe days before a party)

Hope everyone has a terrific Wednesday....Oldest child gets his stitches out tomorrow...anxious to see when he can start to put pressure on his knee and walk w/o crutches! (I'm sure him more than me....)

PS.....I lost my side bar of blogs I follow...so please excuse me if it takes a while to find yours again...)

9 comments:

Neely said...

I better get one of your cute xmas cards this year :)

Shannon said...

So festive! Your party sounds great, where's my invitation!? Ha!

Dianna said...

Looks like fun! Good luck with the cookies!

Stacy said...

Hope it goes well!! I'm hosting a Christmas Open House so our church members can see our new house. Planning on doing a hot chocolate bar, too. Let me know how it goes (and any other tips you have too!!)

Stacy @
http://cardigansandcrayons.blogspot.com/

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

LOVE the Christmas design and the goodies look fantastic!

likeschocolate said...

Hope your party goes well. Love the drink bar idea with hot cocoa. Yummy!

mountain mama said...

love the new design and those peppermint mallows!!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Shannon did a GREAT job!!

And I agree with her - where is MY invitation?!?! I wanna come!

Brittany said...

Cute new look!

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