Thursday, December 22, 2016


 I just love CANDY CANES
the taste of them...
the looks of them...

I added this little SNOWMAN holding a big
delicious CANDY CANE
to my Hot Cocoa Bar for a little more brightness.

 Over the years, 
I've used a lot of CANDY CANES
 at Christmas time...
the CANDY CANE candle is a favorite.

Between seasons, I store my 
Christmas candles in zip lock bags in my freezer...
they stay looking beautifully year after year.

 ...even some of my Christmas cups have the sweet candy sticks on them.

 Red and White is such a favorite color combo of mine for Christmas.


Christmas Candy Cane 

Poem about Jesus

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!

I've made these sweet CANDY CANE COOKIES
since our son, David, was in elementary school..he is 52 now
Such a fun tradition for our Christmas Eve nights together
over many years.

I saw SUSAN and BENTLEY'S  cookie making photo on her FaceBook
and since I have the same set of bowls that they have,
I just had to add my photo with the CANDY CANES in the middle.

Susan and her sweet little dog, Bentley, have an adorable blog
that you will enjoy so much.
and when you go over and leave a comment, would you kindly tell her
"bj said HEY"....

LOVE AND BLESSINGS this beautiful Christmas season,
xoxo, bj
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  1. Wow all seems so wonderful!!!
    Wishing you Merry Chrstmas

  2. Beautiful candy cane displays! Merry Christmas dear B.J. ENJOY! BIG HUGS!

  3. The change in background color of your blog was a bit of shock. But it didn't take long, to know it was a great change for the occasion. I especially love the candy cane candle.

  4. Great photos and Happy Happy Happy Happy Christmas.

  5. I love all the candy canes-they are so Christmasy. Merry Christmas to you dear, bj. Hope you have a wonderful day with your lovely family!

  6. I thought we were sisters but maybe no. HeHe. I don't like candy canes. But I do love to look at them. Your decorations are so pretty! I loved this festive post.
    I didn't comment on yesterdays post but I read it. I thought I was the only one that have flops.
    Although I have many more than you do!
    Have a fun day!
    Merry Christmas.

  7. Wish I had your spirit. There is no doubt age does make a difference. Enjoy it while you can. I like most candies, but candy canes not one of my favorites. However, the way you present things, makes most anything good. Enjoy your family and be blessed with good health during the New Year.

  8. Great new blog look for the holidays and loving all the color and sweet treats here! How I'd love to join you for a sip of cocoa!

    Wishing you the merriest, but I think you have already found it!

  9. BJ, I have posted my caramel recipe on my blog if you care to try it out.

    I was informed by Kris that the tree was a bit bare and that Kurt might be a tad upset. I forgot the candy canes. Must pick some up today.

    God bless.

  10. A very lovely Christmas post. I enjoyed it very much. Have a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Madeline

  11. Nothing says "Christmas" like a candy cane motif! Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone at your home!

  12. BJ, Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors. So I love candy canes. The pictures of your hot cocoa bar is beautiful. I love all your wonderful dishes. It looks so cheerful there. Merry Christmas to all. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  13. Hmmmm...peppermint ice cream with chocolate fudge and whipped cream and crushed candy canes on top. Yummo! Not to mention how cheery and fresh candy canes look! Merry on, BJ!

  14. Candy canes are great! I love your displays. Thanks for reminding me about the candy cane story about Jesus. Ho ho ho and Merry Christmas dear bj and family!

  15. Candy canes are some of my favorites. I love peppermint! Went to a party tonight and my favorite cookie was a thumb print filled with candy cane icing. ;-)
    Sadie is getting a candy cane bone in her stocking. '-)

  16. How beautiful, BJ! You do such an amazing job, and it just always warms my heart to come here and visit with you. Sending you much love and gratitude this Christmas!

  17. I was never a fan of the ol' candy cane

  18. Hugs and Kisses and best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

  19. Merry Christmas BJ! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and happy new filled with blessings of faith, family, and good health! PS--your table settings are beautiful, just beautiful!

  21. Christmas Blessings, bj!
    Love your candy cane poem.

  22. Lovin' those cute Santa measuring spoons! Merry Christmas BJ-wishing you a joyous day:@)

  23. Hope you had a wonderful Chirstmas!! I love the festive decor you shared on this post!!!

    Happy PS!!

    L, Dana


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xo bj