Almost Christmas

December 23rd, 2012

It’s almost Christmas and I haven’t blogged FOREVER!  It hasn’t been for lack of things to share, but simply lack of time and energy!  It’s the end of a long, busy and very good day and while I should be heading for bed, I just felt compelled to take a few minutes to share some photos.

First up is a fun CAS card that I created awhile back using Taylor’s Poster Graphic Die set along with the Very Merry Outlines Die set. I had had this card in my head from the time I first saw that alpha die set.  I love how it turned out even though it’s so different from my usual style.

We finished all of our wrapping  and got all the gifts under the tree today.

Of course I had to get a pic of the pups with the tree.  Tessa had her winter coat on.

Roger will sit and stay, while Tessa (the little princess) pretty much does whatever she wants.  It took several tries to get this one shot of them.  LOL!

Today was baking day.  I actually started yesterday with these cream cheese mints.

I had pinned the recipe on Pinterest and then kind of forgotten about it until friends started talking about it on Facebook.  I decided I just had to try them.  They are quite yummy, but I had a heck of a time with them.  Apparantly I needed to add more powdered sugar – perhaps it was the humidity – but I had a sticky gooey mess.  I understand that they are not supposed to be sticky at all!  I just might try them again sometime.  I’d really like to dip them in chocolate.  Mmmmmm.  Recipe is certainly easy enough with just three ingredients – cream cheese, powdered sugar, pure peppermint extract.

Next on the list were Curt’s favorite – ginger snaps.

And then my favorites – Candy Cane Kiss Cookies.  The chocolate is so deep and rich.  YUM!!

In the midst of it all, we took a little break to take the pups out to get them Christmas sweaters!  I had hoped for something red or green for Roger, but he looks adorable in the black and gray one we found.  Both dogs seemed to like wearing the sweaters.  As you can see, they were totally relaxed.

Tomorrow morning, I need to bake a cake for Christmas Eve dessert.  My side of the family will be coming over for our traditional lasagna dinner.  Yep, it’s almost Christmas and I should be in bed.  I hope you are experiencing the joy of the season!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Merry Christmas!

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