Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'tis the season

I love Christmas.

I love decorations, and wrapping gifts, and spending time with friends and family.

I love Christmas baking, and colourful lights, and the smell of a real tree in the living room.

This season has been busy, husband's office had post work drinks and nibbles on the 10th, and I attended a party on the 11th. We also went for drinks at a friends on the 17th while hosting our annual party on the 18th. With a record breaking number of guests (27 plus us) the house was hopping and happening with wine and beer flowing, and conversations flowing throughout the rooms (and the requisite traffic jam in the kitchen).

This week I finished my shopping and wrapped all my gifts. Can't wait until Friday to be heading over to mom and dads for the 24th and 25th.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Baking

In addition to trips to Costco and Superstore (preparing for our upcoming annual party)yesterday I did some Christmas baking (and several loads of laundry).

Shortbread cookies following my grandmothers handwritten recipe

A bar cookie (before slicing) from the Pioneer Woman's website
I made the squares about 1" x 2" and got twice as many as the recipe stated.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Decorations


Garland by the door

Festive Pillows

Misc Decorations

Coffee table Centerpiece