Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Potpourri of Decorated Christmas Cookies

I have enjoyed baking and decorating cookies the last few months now. I get a lot of enjoyment out of the challenge and the beauty of what I make. Others enjoy the tastiness. But this is the first time I went all out to decorate my Christmas Cookies in the most festive way I could.
 For me, it was an amazing ride as I tried a variety of different shapes, designs and colors. I was really pleased with the results, especially my little elf cookies, which were a  fun play on an upside down ice cream cone design I had used in the past. They really looked like Santa's little helpers. Very creative design , don't you think ?

                                    This is my first batch, star snowflakes.

                                             Next I have the Christmas Tree

                             storing in container layered with parchment paper.

                                                         bigger snowflakes

                                 big and small snowflakes ... different colors

                                                 tada!!! Elves ... aren't they cute/!!

                                                     FUN, FUN, FUN !!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

that time of the year ....

 Today marks the first day of Advent. It is during the Advent season we focus on anticipating Christ’s birth. We do our best to prepare ourselves spiritually during this special time leading up to Christmas. So we work with a grateful spirit as we prepare our home for this special time. We start by bringing out all the boxes with all the Christmas decorations. We put together a Christmas village with churches, barns, a theater, some village shops and houses with lighting so festive it makes you dream of a cozy white Christmas. We hung up wreaths and stockings with colored lighting to bring that holiday look of this special season. The house is warm and festive with Christmas music playing in the background and freshly baked goodies mixing wonderfully with the scented candles we both enjoy. It really is beginning to look, taste, smell and feel like Christmas !

 The pictures below are from a small batch of winter cookies to I made for our church's coffee fellowship this morning. I will take some more Christmas cookies pictures soon as I will be making more Christmas all during this Advent season. The next batch will look more 'Christmasy' than these !

The picture below is of a couple of wreaths I repurposed into one very festive Advent wreath wreath that I display at our front entrance way to our living room. What do you think ? Pretty nice, right ?