A Little Christmas Sparkle: On A Little Bit of Everything
Christmas week! I can’t believe the time we have been anticipating all year is finally here. We are watching Christmas movies, baking (me-mostly eating) cookies, wrapping presents, finishing up school, trying to stay warm and finding ways to be thankful, reflective and worshipful to God during this season of joy.
I have had this 3D cookie cutter set since the first year we were married (14 years). Every year I would look at it and say, “I should try that this year.” Well, that year came and went several times over. I finally decided that 2020 should be the year. I invited my In-laws over for the fun and made two very large batches of gingerbread.
It took over 3 hours to roll, cut out and bake the houses and cookies. I was not expecting that part to take so long but we listened to Christmas tunes and made it fun. We all said we would love to do it again next year.
The cutters in the kit made these 3d trees, snowman, and the sleigh and reindeer. Pretty cool, huh?
For the last house, we used jolly rancher candy to make the windows. I know you can’t see the full effect but we have a candle inside the house and it looked SO pretty with the lights out.
Brown Butter Blondies made by my son in his baking field trip. These are delicious.
These tender Italian cookies were the right balance of sweetness. The cookies was rather bland but the icing was sweet so they were perfect. Another baking club make by my son.
And of course one of our favorites, Oatmeal Cream Pies.
After last weeks T day post, I was inspired to try some of the cookies posted by Erika. I made some Cardamom Shortbread cookies and they were tasty but I forgot to take a picture. I am hoping to try the biscochitos recipe she shared this week. Thanks, Erika.
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I am over at the PaperArtsy blog with a quick holiday project idea using cereal boxes and scraps. You can check it out HERE. Above is a little sneak peek.
I am still not finished with this sketch, but I spent several more hours on it this week and thought I would share the progress. I am looking forward to moving onto the next project. Hair and wrinkles are my nemesis. I guess that means I need to practice more.
I am joingin the T day ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Today I am sharing a tea that I haven’t tried, but I have heard great things about. I really want to give this a try as I am a fan of Oolong tea. It has grown on me through the years and I am eager to try different blends. Maybe I will give this The Republic of Tea Milk Oolong a try on my next tea run.
Have you every tried Milk Oolong?
Happy Tea Day,