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.