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Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things....

all these goodies are made at home, so easy & so pretty

confetti hot chocolate

Christmas tree brownies with peppermint sticks, M&M's

how happy would the kiddos be to have this on their plates?
darling little pancake snowmen with bacon ties...LOVE

more Christmas brownies...bake right in the cookie cutters !
Great idea, right ?

what great little gifts,
votives wrapped with cinnamon sticks & red ribbon.
I saw these small sticks yesterday at the grocery store, right
by the spices...who knew?

& OMG, isn't this precious?
real apples carved out & filled with apple cidar

love the tray, even the fluffy stuff...& super easy, super festive

this is what Houston looks like in so many places.
we have beautiful trees & shopping centers, office areas, homes, everywhere,
are lavishly lit up for the holidays.
Post Oak Boulevard is our Rodeo Drive, and it is one of the most beautiful
streets in the world.  I'll post a photo soon...one my son took.

Christmas, to me, is about sharing.  
Not just with our families & friends,
but with a stranger in need who needs their spirit lifted.

Be as generous as possible with the causes that touch your hearts
& remember our military families who sacrifice so much (& who have
their homes foreclosed on too).  
Fuss at our government for allowing all this misery to continue.

Love one another.

Merry Christmas to you, my friends.
Tina @ The Enchanted Home said it so well a few posts ago...
our blogging time is our "time out."  It is here we find refuge &
real friendships, where we started on a journey and never knew it would be so rewarding & so beneficial to our souls.

Thank you, Lord, for leading us this way.


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  1. Marsha so many terrific treats and ideas for us all to share, thank you. Post Oak Blvd. is gorgeous and the lights @ Christmas were so lovely. I'm missing many things about Houston, the biggest is enjoying the Christmas season & still being warm!!!

    Thanks for the glimpse of Post Oak again & thank your son too!

    xx oo Deb

  2. Dear Marsha, I always love to visit you. Your style, musings and especially heartfelt observations.Thank you. N.xox

  3. So many yummy treats. Love the snowman pancakes - must try this for Walker!

  4. So true, Houston is beautiful in winter. Kirby Blvd. is also lit up. Keep those pictures of delights coming. We all need the lift. The Nutcracker music takes me back to my ballet days as a little girl. Thanks.

  5. Wow Marsha! What a fabulous post (that had me salivating) and such a heart-felt reminder of what Christmas should really be all about xx

  6. Luscious desserts and lovely sentiments, Marsha. Thanks.

  7. Hi Marsha
    I have just found you fabulous blog, gorgeous jewellery love the bracelets and I am going to decorate Chocolate brownies for kids they will love it.
    Best wishes

  8. Those votives are too cute! I'm gonna make some. xo

  9. Hola Marsha,
    Happy sunday to you, I'm ready to go there...in black!


  10. Yummmmm...now I am hungry and my yogurt is NOT cutting it. I am craving peppermint hot chocolate, chocoalate brownies shaped like Christmas trees and bonbons!!!!
    Beautiful...and right on about the wonderfulfulness of blogging and the amazing people who are behind it like YOU!


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