I’ve been craving birthday cake; I always do. My new years resolution is: Eat More Cake! Last year, you may remember, Gabriel made me a two tiered vanilla and chocolate cake for my birthday accompanied with a pledge that every year he would make a bigger and better cake than the previous year. This year, … Read moreHappy Birthday to Me!
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost “And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” Today is the big reveal of the Daring Bakers Challenge for December… The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose … Read moreHome For the Holidays
‘Tis the season for company… late breakfast, brunch, and oranges; all great reasons to make these delicious Orange Blueberry Breakfast Muffins. I’m not the first to say it, but muffins are just cupcakes without frosting – this is why they always have a welcome home on my blog. When I have company, I tend to … Read morePlaying House
You know Santa’s Reindeers: Dasher and DancerandPrancer and Vixen Coment and Cupid and Donner and Blizten And when they all get together,it’s time for Santa to board his sleighand allowRudolph to guide him across the world! The last 10 days before Christmas are always the most highly anticipated! As traffic slows and more cars and … Read moreShouting With Glee
Holly Jolly Sisters brings you, Trimming the Tree! Is it any surprise that Gabriel and I have a Christmas Tradition that consists of decorating our tree with seasonal fruits and candy? Over the years we have used rice kripsy treats decorated as presents with colored frosting, traditional gingerbread cookies often representing our favorite people, sugar … Read moreTrimming the Tree
Do you know animals can sense events before they happen? Throughout history, animals have been documented as behaving erratically prior to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions leading to a theory that animals can detect major events hours, days and even weeks in advance. Certainly, Christmas is no exception. Your loyal friend can smell this day coming … Read moreBegging For More
Traditionally birds have always been a part of winter and Christmas festivities. From french hens to turtle doves, no one can deny the sweet charm of a tiny bird and its melodic songs chirping outside your window. Despite the chilly frost covering my window this morning, my eye caught this lovely little birdie enjoying the … Read moreWho is That Birdie in the Window?
You won’t hear me complaining about the snow! Growing up in Oregon all I ever saw was a whole lot of 45° weather; year round. And I’m sure it snowed the winters I lived here in Utah while I was going to school, but I have only one very specific memory of the snow involving … Read moreSay Cheese
I have it on good authority that Santa is getting a little tired of cookies and milk! After a few millennia of the same treat, wouldn’t you? Mrs. Claus confided in me while I was visiting her during my break from the toy shoppe, that Santa is so desperate for a different treat, he has … Read moreSanta’s Secret
I have a philosophy that a person’s favorite time of year coincides with a special event of their life. My favorite time of year is fall; it is when Gabriel and I fell in love, and I absolutely love the winter; I was born on December 23 (yes, that means just 15 days until my … Read moreHolly Jolly Sisters