Wait! I'm not done there, I can't close this post without mentioning some things about family. I had a wonderful Christmas (except for getting a very bad cold!) and many parts of my holiday and vacation in Connecticut involved food and creative things prepared with love by family. I realize for sure that this little blog of mine wouldn't exist without the creative inclinations of my family. With that, I have to mention some of the food and crafts I am referring to.
When I arrived at my family's home, I was taken aback by the huge wreath made out of Douglas fir tree branches, bows, and Christmas balls. Also adorning the house and garage were two swags made out of fir trees. Credit for the decor goes to my Mom and Dad.
Above, you can see my sister made some yummy buckeye cookie/candies (plenty of recipes can be found on the internet for those if you are interested).
Here, I have some photos of the sticky buns I made for Christmas morning....it was my first time making them and it won't be my last, they were SO delicious!!!
Brother Juniper cook book and is rather lengthy, so I won't type it out here.
Also, I got a wonderfully beautiful handmade purse from my Aunt who was my Secret Santa this year!! I left it in CT by accident so I can't show a picture but will in the future. And, I have to mention that for the umpteenth year in a row, my Grandmother cooked a ham for her family despite the fact that she is an almost life-long vegetarian!! That takes love for sure.
And here I leave you with some snapshots of my family's home, all decked out for Christmas--wouldn't be complete without the little pup Hazel.
Happy New Year!