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for a very important date ~ Friday’s Fave Five that is!

My favourite meme of the week hosted by Suzanne at Living To Tell the Story. (cute new button Suzanne!)

I really enjoy thinking about the everyday blessings, the memorable moments, the laughter and fun ~ all those things that come together to make life rich.

This week I’ve really had fun getting the house ready for Christmas.

1. We have our trees – two of them this year. REAL – always! Not decorated yet. But, mmm mm, they smell so good!

2. Christmas music – I’ve added some to my blog playlist and it makes me happy to sit here and listen to it as I type. I hope you enjoy it too.

3. A visit to a lovely new bakery/coffee shop. Leonhard’s.

Such a cozy atmosphere.

and the food was delicious! (dessert with two forks! Aren’t I good??)

4, and thinking of sweet treats –  I enjoyed baking and decorating Christmas cookies for a Christmas cookie exchange. A fun evening with the girls!

Does anyone know how to get real red? My red food colouring turned things pink – which is fine for a baby shower but not quite in the Christmassy theme.

Red and green sprinkles work well for Christmas decorating. Oh my those cookies are good. I’ve been making them since I was a little girl. the recipe comes from my mom’s old Purity cookbook. Try them – the recipe is here.

5. And here’s some more sweetness. Think of me, sitting in my big chair in front of the woodstove, sipping a hot cup of tea and nibbling a Christmas sugar cookie (or two), reading all my favourite blogs (yes that would be you!) with a little bundle of sweetness curled up right here.

Ruby’s favourite perch.

Look at her little crossed paws – cute or what?

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thanks so much for dropping in.

with love,

 

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21 thoughts on “I’m late, I’m late

  1. Yup…paste is the trick to get red. And I just saw pearlized sprinkles this year! Ruby is such a lucky little kit, a first Christmas with your clan is a kitten dream come true!

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  2. Yup…paste is the trick to get red. And I just saw pearlized sprinkles this year! Ruby is such a lucky little kit, a first Christmas with your clan is a kitten dream come true!

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  3. Awww, okay my heart’s melted with that cute kitty!Your cookies look yummy. I think I’ve heard you have to use a color paste to get true red, not the liquid food coloring. A real tree is so nice. Enjoy decorating them!

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  4. Oh Kathie, those cookies looks EXACTLY like mine! I make sugar cookies every year from my grandma’s recipe. I checked, and yours is similar but not exact. I use buttermilk and baking soda. My sister in law and I are going to bake ours on the same day!What a sweet kitten. Thanks for my kitty fix…I’d love to have a kitten, but….I’m sure that new coffee shop would be my favorite!I’m so late getting around to visit. I was on jury duty all day yesterday.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I am sadly running late in responding. The holidays caused me to start operating in "lag time." But the thanks are as genuine as if you just wrote on my blog today!We live in the country and we had a mouse, but no more. Of course one usually means 2 or 3 more! But it is better to feed one cat than 1000 mice!We share the love of cats. Your baby girl is darling and I do love her crossed paws!! Hope you have time to catch another cat nap soon.Well have a glorious Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our King! Blessings.

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  6. You need Red Paste.I love the cookies. I went to the village library today and got into conversation with an elderly lady – she suddenly said "Can you remember who wrote those books about Anne Of Green Gables?" and I got very excited and told her, and said I had a ‘connection’ with someone on the Island [didnt think she would understand what ‘I read a blog’ meant!!] But it reminded me to pray for you and your family as you prepare fro ChristmasAdvent Blessings xx

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  7. It all looks so cozy and Christmassy over there…with yummy cookies! You need the red paste colouring to make red icing…but then it will be very red! I’m enjoying the music…hubby just came to see what was playing.

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  8. 2 trees, how wonderful. Nothing is as cozy as a fire and a kitty. I usually use Wilton red color paste when I want a true red color. Use a toothpick to get it out of the jar.

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  9. I enjoyed your Fave Five. The Christmas cookies look delicious. I need to get going on mine. I don’t know the secret to the red frosting either, but I suspect Dee might be on to something with the paste. Maybe sold with cake decorating supplies? What a cutie Ruby is — and such a cute name!

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  10. Home Again says:

    Hey, we must be crossing paths…We both updated our play lists, and just like you, I turn it on and enjoy it.Those cookies look just like the ones I will be making tomorrow with the little boy. I can smell those trees…..Mine’s coming tomorrow. Out to the bush we go.Have a wonderful cozy weekend.

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  11. Sandy – The icing is icing sugar with a tiny bit of milk, light corn syrup and bit of butter. I found the recipe at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sugar-Cookie-Icing/Detail.aspxDee – I think the paste from a cake decorating store would give more vibrant colours – but I’ve never tried it.Carolyn I had the soup at Leonhards too – it’s delicious! Ellen – we have such a crazy weekend coming up – a Marriage course this evening, a funeral tomorrow morning, a church supper that I’m playing piano at tomorrow evening, church on Sunday morning, church banquet on Sunday evening and a church potluck on Monday evening . . .I hope my tree gets decorated by Monday.

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  12. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie, Your cookies look good _ i probably couldn’t stop at two! I love cookie exchanges,ours is Monday. Leonards is a great spot,i love their soup and the charming decor.Love your new banner and Ruby looks so cute snuggled in. I love your Christmas music too!Have a good weekend,Carolyn

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  13. My red food coloring always turns pink, too when I add it to the confectioner’s sugar. Wish I knew the trick. Maybe red food coloring paste? Ruby looks so adorable and comfy on your lap. Thanks for mentioning Susanne’s new button. I didn’t even notice it because I was late getting my post up, too. I’m still stuck in Autumn. Ha!

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  14. Those crossed paws are so darn cute. That looks like a very cozy place to sip something hot. The cookies look real good. My tree arrives tomorrow and then on to decorating it. Little by little…Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Those cookies look great! My daughter is having a huge, annual cooking baking party tomorrow, I may try those cookies. How do you make the "icing" is it just powdered sugar and milk and a bit of food coloring? Love the picture of the cat with her paws crossed! :)That is funny how you read to YOUR daughter what MY daughter did! Isn’t it fun to have a daughter!! :)Have a good weekend!~Sandy

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  16. Sandy – The icing is icing sugar with a tiny bit of milk, light corn syrup and bit of butter. I found the recipe at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sugar-Cookie-Icing/Detail.aspxDee – I think the paste from a cake decorating store would give more vibrant colours – but I’ve never tried it.Carolyn I had the soup at Leonhards too – it’s delicious! Ellen – we have such a crazy weekend coming up – a Marriage course this evening, a funeral tomorrow morning, a church supper that I’m playing piano at tomorrow evening, church on Sunday morning, church banquet on Sunday evening and a church potluck on Monday evening . . .I hope my tree gets decorated by Monday.

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