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Thursday, December 8, 2016

a middle-of-the-week holiday breakfast...

hahhaa....
I can just hear you now, saying,
"oh, no...not another bj breakfast"
SORRY....

I am having fun with the cutest paper plates and napkins......

I just love the fact that with plaids being so IN right now,
that they make plaid paper plates and napkins..and tablecloths.


 ...starting this early December breakfast with drop biscuits...
(they sure are ugly but...they sure taste good...)
REMEMBER.....








a PRETTY one or not....♥ ♥ ♥

 then we added Cheesy Scrambled Eggs..
lots of black pepper

a little Apricot Jam never hurt anyone...

 ...good fruit like GRAPES just start my day off sooo much better.


and add a few cups of 
a great coffee....
served in an awesome Christmas mug and I am ready to take on the world.


my middle-of-the-week holiday breakfast turned out fine...
mighty fine !  
and not a lot of dishes to wash....:)
I LUV paper.....


ho ho ho...
have a great getting-ready-for CHRISTMAS DAY.....


linking with:
Our Holiday Journey
Full Plate Thurs
Foodie Friday

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour

 Hi, everyone...
 Here we are...
right in the middle of 
THE MOST WONDERFUL 
TIME OF THE YEAR !
♥ ♥ ♥

KATIE at 
is hosting this fun
CHRISTMAS 
link party 
and we hope you will visit all the
blogs joining in on the holiday fun...

  My turn happened to fall on
DEC. 7TH...
PEARL HARBOR DAY.
If you would join me in a prayer
for that infamous day in history,
I would so appreciate it. 
***************************** 

MY  Holiday post is about
TREES, SNOW PEOPLE
and a few of my
SANTAS

 I bought 2 little flocked and lighted trees this year
and I am so so happy with them...


(I have since added my favorite Christmas pillow...)
I will tweak EVERYthing between now and Christmas over and over...


I just LOVE these trees...



No ornaments needed or wanted on these precious trees... 

They remind me of a forest of pine trees, covered in fresh fallen snow...
just perfect for the
Christmas Season.

and....a perfect price...

Two 3.5 foot flocked and lighted, in a small urn, for $30.00..

yipee.....

BIG LOTS...  



 ...my very favorite
Jingle Bell Wreath...with a warm and friendly WELCOME sign attached...
I found this at a local
 ♪♫ GOODWILL ♪♪♫
store last year and I just wondered and wondered why anyone
wouldn't want to keep it... 

 If next year I decide to copy POTTERY BARN,
I can remove the WELCOME sign and spray all those little
bells silver...
for this year, I am loving the red and white....
and THE PRICE ! 



This Santa was given  to me last year by a very good friend...



and THIS one is my all-time favorite Santa in the history of EVER.

I've had him so long, I can't remember just where I bought him.



He is sooo serious...
and loved...



I've always loved POTTERY BARN'S classic
CHRISTMAS WREATH
Their large one is $199.00
which is TOTALLY out of our budget.


I made my own large one...
and one for my girl, Stacy...
using thrifted Christmas balls.
O..and some I did purchase at Hobby Lobby's 50% off sale.

PB used more reds than I had...


maybe I can find more reds after Christmas on sale.


I love the traditional Christmas decorations...
like my mama always used.

Every Christmas when I walk thru my house with all the Christmas lights glowing,
with the reds and greens and whites and golds..
with Santas everywhere...
it transports me right back into my mom's living room.
It's such a good feeling.

My little snow people are some of my favorite things...
I've used them for the last 2 years on our mantel
and am using them again.


 I looked hi and lo for a vintage Santa boot and finally
found one last year...


This is Miss Sassy Britches and I found her in a box of assorted junk
at a garage sale...
I cleaned her up...
added a couple of vintage pins and she got so sassy, I could hardly live with her.
 ♥ ♥ ♥


I love these little snow people dressed in my choice of colors....











Carol at Art and Sand
sent this adorable JOY stocking and red ticking bag
to me last Christmas...
it is one of my favorite things....
"Thanks again, Carol" xoxo





Isn't this fruit and cheese board just amazing.......

it's from Stone Gable Blog

I am going to try making one for Stacy's Christmas party.

PLEASE.....PLEASE.....
wish me luck because all my friends know I am not talented ...but surely....
SURELY I can do this......

I'll tell you how it turned out...

It is called
O CHRISTMAS TREE
CHEESE AND FRUIT BOARD..... 


Here's the much smaller one I made for Stacy's party...
Everyone sure enjoyed it...who doesn't love fruit and cheese.?
I THINK someone snitched some of the goodies before I took this photo..
♥ ♥ ♥
The fun party of this one is that I used a ceramic cheese board... 
for Stacy to keep..



I hope you have the time to visit others on this amazing