A new week and the end to an extended weekend. We had a restful time and now the countdown is on. I have much to do including making a list of ingredients to buy for baking. I usually start the middle of the first week in December and continue baking daily until Christmas Eve. I have a system set up and freeze the ones that hold up well, then defrost and decorate a day before I give them out. I have been shopping for unique containers to give my goodies in this year. I snagged a few pretty dishes and platters as well as some neat boxes this weekend. This is my first Christmas really having a business so I am going to have to be very strict with a schedule. I don't think I will be baking as much as I usually do, but that's ok. It will still be fun and fattening! Oops. . .did I say that? The key for me is. . . to bake then yummies, then I find I don't like to eat them, so it all works out. :)
Ok, on to show and tell. This weekend we helped my parents put up their Christmas lights. Every year my Dad and I spend the day hanging lights it is our little tradition. My Mom also has one of her trees up. The picture isn't the best but it is so elegant and full of pink. She just has 2 more trees to go!
I also have been busy working on a large custom order of holiday tussie mussies. I have them hanging everywhere! (please excuse the early 80's mauve and country blue decor- we are renting and our house is stuck in a time warp) LOL
Finally, an early Christmas gift. . a present to myself. I stumbled across this steal, it was mismarked and I was lucky enough to find it. I love it, she is almost 3 feet tall. My DD calls it "the headless alien." I just need to find a spot to put her. If you enlarge the photo you can see all the great details, but she does need a bit of fou fou I think. I'll have to work on that. Well, that's all for now. Sorry I was a bit long winded. Have a lovely week!