Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

 
| Posted by Juli
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I have a confession to make.  This year, I bought a candle that smells like sugar cookies.  Something was askew as I strolled the aisles at Home Depot last weekend.  Baking? At the Home Depot?  For a second I thought I might be at Williams-Sonoma, but the lumberyard quickly brought me back to my senses.  Like a bloodhound, I had to find my way to the mouthwatering source of incongruity.  Et voila, a brightly colored display of holiday scents – from plug in to aerosol to my humble candle.  And so I brought the inspiration of Christmas cookies home with me – holiday spirit of baking, alight!!

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| Posted by Juli
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Well, this is a new one… I googled the recipe for the AWESOME party snack mix I made a couple of years ago for Christmas gifts, and I couldn’t find it. What the what? An internet search doesn’t immediately deliver the precise results into your hot little hands in a mere 0.26 seconds? This is unheard of. Salivating through my round up of delicious home made sweet and savory snack mixes, I knew I had to share this fantastic little number – but where the heck was it hiding?

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| Posted by Juli
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Well it’s just after Thanksgiving, and you know what that means… time to start preparing for Christmas.  Hey, it wasn’t my idea to replace the Halloween decorations with the Christmas ones, but here we are, up to our eyeballs in garland, ribbon, and all things sparkly.  And with the post-Thanksgiving tryptophan coursing through our veins, what better time to cozy up and start our Christmas crafting.

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| Posted by Juli
Pink protea wreathIt is always fun to break traditional and get creative at Christmas.  Color is inspirational; as soon as I pick a color palette I am on my way to decorating utopia.  How fun would it be to trick your home out in pink!  As long as you don't bathe your house in pepto bismol, pink can be tasteful and a relaxing environment... ...more
| Posted by Juli
apple-cupsInspired by the cookie exchange party, I took the "should you eat or drink these cookies" notion to heart.  I'd like to drink mine, thank you very much. Something to be said for enjoying Christmas in liquid form!  'Tis the season to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, and why not over a glass of sparkly, creamy or spicy goodness? ...more
| Posted by Tara
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Through some magical time and taste continuum, peppermint and chocolate is the quintessential Christmas flavor.  Yes, it is one of the fine pairings in life, and with my affinity for the combination I could happily devote a cookie exchange dedicated to same.  Yet at this charitable time of year, we must spread the love equally amongst all of our flavor friends.  And so, our Christmas Cookie Exchange Flavor Spectaculum (not a word!) begins…

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| Posted by Juli
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With the Christmas bug officially in gear, I thought the perfect welcome to the Christmas season is to start at the front door (although who’s to say you can’t place wreaths as decorations throughout the entire house?).  With all these beauties to choose from, it might be hard to narrow it down to just one…

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