Whoever came up with the idea of creating a "station" for favorite beverages, truly deserves a blue ribbon! I have so much fun creating our beverage bar, but I don't limit it to Christmas. We are coffee and tea drinkers (mainly me) all year long, but it is so fun to add some special things this time of year.
I will switch out a few things, but this tray of goodies will remain here for another
couple of months.
Coffee, tea, cocoa and a sweet munchie, anyone?
The recipe for Crockpot Salty Sweet Candies can be found HERE. They are so delicious! I made them for our neighbors.
This is where you can find me about ninety percent of the time....my "Happy Place!"
I did more decorating in here than I have in the past, and I love it!
I even found the perfect spot for one of my 4' trees. Not for sure yet, but I may keep the in here for a few more months and decorate it for Valentines' Day & Easter. Shh....The Man doesn't know it yet, but this tree may become a permanent decor item in here and get decorated for all the seasons!
Some thoughtful words to reflect on every day!
I've so enjoyed the company of this sweet little "Shopper Snow-Woman."
Love my little cork tree!
The Man gave me this folding ruler, and I quickly shaped it into a star.
My sweet angel watches over me all the time.
I made these wood block ornaments a few years ago....my kiddos when they were little.
The rest of the little block ornies landed here in the laundry room.
My kiddos and the kidlets make me smile while I fluff and fold!
It's a very good thing my HAPPY PLACE is just a few steps away from the kitchen, because I've been rattling those pots and pans quite a bit lately!
Our neighborhood (about 10 families) has started having monthly Block Parties as a way of creating much more of an extended family community. This was part of the spread this past Sunday evening.
I made THIS Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks....I know this isn't a good angle, but I was lucky to get this pic! This did not last long....so good!
I also made THESE Slow Cooker Baked Beans but substituted a pound of ground beef for most of the bacon...I chopped up about 6 slices of cooked bacon & added for extra flavor. This is a very good recipe and makes a lot!
So I've hung up my aprons now....at least for a few days! How about you? Are you in relaxing-mode and just enjoying these last few days before Christmas? I hope so!
Merry Christmas & Warm Hugs.
I hope to be joining some of these lovely ladies this week:
Kristi at Making it in the Mountains for The Creative Gallery
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home