December 24, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming Tonight

The stockings are hung and but not all is wrapped. And we’re still in the kitchen preparing for our Big Day tomorrow…!! Santa’s tea pot is still empty and the Dessert Bowls are all lined up….waiting to be filled with yummy chocolate treats for tomorrows holiday feast…

Holiday 52I’ve spent the last two days….Making and Baking…homemade goodies for our neighbors and friends. Other than finishing up a few Christmas Dinner Dishes and wrapping more gifts, we are READY for our family to arrive…..
Holiday 45The tables are set and yummy sweets are stashed away in the fridge. And tomorrow this fancy High Heel Cake Stand that I got for Christmas last year  will be holding REAL desserts…No more “fake cakes”…for a while at least...!!!
Holiday 56This year I bought MYSELF a gift….ok, I do that every year, but LOOK what I found….Yes, the matching dessert tray….I love it…:)
Holiday 54Just couldn’t resist those fancy Red High Heels…The polka dot bowls will be filled with Sweet homemade treats tomorrow…..And you know what they say….A girl can NEVER have enough shoes, right..???and no food bar would be complete without Salt and here’s one more “Gift for ME”….
Holiday 55So now you see why I just “Had to Have them…Adorable..!!! But this IS the season for “Giving”…so I’ve been busy making Sweet Homemade Food Gifts to carry to neighbors and friends….
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The problem with making these ahead of time…..BOTH pies have disappeared  one was taken away by my sneaky Son in Law…yes Nick, I’m talking about YOU…LOL  And my sweet Hubby enjoyed most of the other one. SO we are making MORE TONIGHT…!!!  We made Chocolate Fudge Sauce….Fudge…and Chocolate Cake Truffles for the neighbors.
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This is a Paula Deen recipe and it is Delish…!!! And very easy to make…I’ll share the recipe with you later. After all the jars were filled, I cut out circles of pretty paper and tied them up with Red Polka Dot ribbon…
Holiday 62Then I tucked the Truffles and Fudge inside red boxes and tied them up with green satin ribbon. We packed it up in a basket and my Hubby made the Christmas Eve deliveries.
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Holiday 63     We were So excited to have Mallory here spending time in the kitchen with us. As soon as she saw the Fudge Sauce, she grabbed a spoon, bringing back precious memories of her growing up and the two of us….Making and Baking…..!!!
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It’s getting late now meaning It’s almost Christmas Day. I’ll leave you with a few more pictures of holiday touches and I’m off to bed…Mallory will be calling EARLY in the morning for us to come over to spend Christmas morning around Her Tree as she opens the her Santa Gifts…
I want to WISH YOU…the Merriest Christmas and a wonderful New Year….Be safe, stay warm and savor each moment as you make more holiday memories with YOUR Family and Friends..
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Holiday 46 Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year….!!!
Poof Fairy Remember the Reason for this beautiful season.
Love and blessings to all,


  1. Merry Christmas Dianne! Your home is always so festive and pretty!!! I'm drooling over that fudge sauce! I hope you're enjoying your day! We are having a WHITE Christmas! Yes, it actually snowed last night!! My boys are in heaven! LOL!
    Hugs, Jenny

  2. Dianne, everything looks perfect.

    I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday season.



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