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Megans Cookin: Trim The Tree Thurday!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trim The Tree Thurday!

Due to technical difficulties which was resolved by switching browsers, I can now post pictures and I'm back in business. Thursdays Fridays post is hosted by Britt, the Southern Hostess. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Christmas things.

Every morning, the first thing I do is head into the kitchen. I open the window blinds next to the coffee pot and I'm greeted by my favorite Santa. It's like he's waiting for me to share that first cup of coffee in the morning. I'm a morning person but I need that first cup to start my engine!

Here is my elf shelf sitter. He is sitting by one of my favorite photos. It's of the kid posing as an angel. She was only 2 years old in that photo and I have a whole series of them. If we ever had a fire, these photos would be some of the first things I would grab!

I love this snowman wine bottle holder. I have him nestled among some pine cone candles with a teddy bear for company.

This picture does not do this Santa justice. He's really quite sparkly and has sequins all over him. I bought one for an ornament exchange at work and had to go back and get another one for me. I bought it at Safeway of all places and I'm hoping I can get more on sale after Christmas

This little guy hanging on the chocolate dipped spoon was given to me the year I first made truffles. I was up to my elbows in chocolate that year and this was perfect!

Two little mice sharing a cup of cocoa.

I saved my very favorite ones for last. Grandma will appreciate these pictures. This one is marked 1998. It was from her preschool days. Look at that precious face!

This one is from 1st grade. The ornaments I cherish most!

O.K. Bad picture. A little bit more rustic of an ornament. This one was made at a Girl Scout Christmas workshop. Seems like yesterday.

One of my favorite things is the cellophane bag. It can take a little thing and make it into a cute gift. Example. Take a package of cocoa mix. Alone it's not much.

Put it in a cellophane bag and add a chocolate dipped candy cane and a pretty bow and you'll have a small little gift for the teacher, the neighbor, or all of the kid's many friends.

This year the gift of choice is beaney babies. I got these on sale for buy one get one free. That was 2 for $2.99. A candy cane and a few pieces of chocolate and I got an inexpensive gift that the kids will love!

Isn't he cute?

Thanks for joining me on my little tour of my favorite things. Today is my last day of work before Christmas vacation and I hope to get caught up on my blog surfing. Stay tuned because I have lots coming up. Like Port Balls, Toffee Crisps, Rice Pudding and a Buche de Noel. And for Christmas, I'm thinking of an easy Caramel Bourbon spice cake.
So stay tuned my Internet friends and thanks for joining me!


Blogger April said...

Love them!!

December 19, 2008 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Does your Santa do the belly dance.. cause I have seen some really cute ones in my neighborhood that wiggle and giggle and jiggle all over! :)

I didn't know you work too! How does everyone find the time to cook, bake, write and work... and then clean the kitchen?? :)

December 19, 2008 at 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love them all. Especially the cocoa one and the angel picture. We recently changed browsers on one of our computers. Changed it from Internet Explorer to Foxfire. It is soooo much better. I'm considering putting Foxfire on my Mac although Safari works good and I'm afraid I'll mess it up.
Christmas Hugs,

December 19, 2008 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

You have the cutest decorations. We have a whole bunch of picture ornamenats, too. Those are the best! I can't wait to see all the goodies you have in store for us.

December 19, 2008 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great decoreations and great looking Santa. He looks almost real.

December 19, 2008 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Those are super cute (and frugal) gifts! Love them!

December 19, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, so adorable, I mean really, really cute! Love the Beanie presents, my kids would love them!

December 20, 2008 at 9:07 AM  

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