Friday, December 28, 2012

Blink... and it's over

I had good intentions this year....

I was going to share holiday projects... and keep organized throughout the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.... but somehow I blinked and it was all over!

The weekend before Christmas is a blur.  Since the holiday was a "mid week" kind of day, my daughter and son-in-law would just be up for the evening of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.  I wanted to be able to spend time as a family without all the last minute work that I usually have after dinner on Christmas Eve... 

So for that blur of a weekend I....

Wrapped our gifts... complete with ribbons and tags.

Spent hours in the kitchen making candies and cookies.... a triple batch of sugar cookies.  Which equates to 277 cookies to cut, bake and frost.  And yes, I counted.

Cleaned my house.

Fluffed the guest room.

Set up the "espresso making area" for Christmas morning lattes.

And by Christmas morning, those lattes were greatly appreciated!  Even in my smaller than usual vintage cups...

But it was worth it all in the end... spending time with our family for the holidays.

Now if I could just sleep until the New Year,


  1. It was pretty much a blur here too! Lovely, but much too fast! ... Happy New Year Chris! Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for all of us!

  2. I think we all feel that this holiday season was a blur lol I know I do . Yummy sugar cookies . I made some as well out of Christmas shapes but just sprinkled icing sugar on them. What did you use for your icing if I may ask ? All looks and sounds good though ! Have a good day !

  3. Happy to hear you had good family times. I agree it passed in a blink. The sugar cookies look delicious and my you are energetic to make that many. Yummy!

  4. I agree, blink, and it's over... love that you had latte's in vintage mugs... Happy New Year!

  5. Waiting for the day and how fast it is gone, done over . . . Cookies look yum, love the vintage latte cups . . . And your wraps and ribbons would look just fine under our tree. Lovely!

    Happy New Year . . .

  6. It's amazing how quickly it comes...I so enjoy the anticipation, and I try not to be let down when it's over! We had such a wonderful Christmas this year, that I'm just going to savor every sweet memory!
    I love your sugar cookies...I do the same! I used to do all the fancy cookies cutters and decorations, but now I just do circles and pretend they are snowballs!!! Maybe I'm just lazy...not!!!!
    So glad you enjoyed your day! and thanks for the comment...we'll get together soon!

  7. Christmas really does go by too fast! Both our kids were home for a week, but time just sped by. I need to find a way to spend less time in the kitchen. So many big meals to prepare for at this time of year and I feel like I'm missing out on a lot.

  8. But it's a fun filled blink! It sounds like you had a good Christmas.
    I didn't make even one sugar cookie, and if I'm going to be totally honest, I didn't really even clean. I just straightened and called it good,

  9. Here is me giving you an internet tiara moment for "most domesticity in the least amount of time" spent - that looks fantastic!

    Hope the new season' brings in rest, best things and creativity for you and yours in the coming year! ;)

  10. It did seem to go by much too fast...Happy New Year!!


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