Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Christmas Tree

DSC00423 Christmas is in full swing at our house. The tree is always my favorite symbol of the season, I have hoards of cherished ornaments to show for it, and since this is our first Christmas in our first home I am extra giddy this year! I plan on sharing all my holiday decor in and around our house with you over the next couple weeks but I thought I would start by giving our tree the first introduction and show you some of my very favorite ornaments:

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  And that’s my tree!
How do you guys decorate your trees for the holidays? Do you have any traditions or ornaments that have a special meaning to you? Get in the spirit and share your festive stories!
  
 
(Photos property of Reckless Bliss)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sugar, Oh, Honey, Honey!

image A very Merry Christmas seasons beginning to you all! I apologize for my lack of presence lately but I’ve been as busy as an elf trying to get my house ready for the holidays. Included on the to do list is my Christmas baking list. Every year at the start of December I sit down and browse what delicious treats I have the option to make for friends, family, neighbors etc. I haven’t perfected my list for this year quite yet but these are some of my considerations. Let me know what you think!:

imageThis gingerbread house one is more of a, “I wish I could do that…” thought.
  image  Salted Caramel Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

imageChocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks
 image Sugar Cookies
  imageMarshmallow Hot Chocolate Stirrers
 imageThumbprint Cookies
  imageRed Velvet Chocolate Balls
    image  Gingerbread Cookies

imageDipped Chocolate Balls  with Candy Cane Hangers

Mmmm, so tasty! What are all your baking plans for these next festive few weeks? Feel free to share here on Reckless Bliss.
I hope you are all keeping warm and snuggly!

(Photo credits Pinterest)