Well hello! It's been a while, here's a bit of what I've been up to...
Our 4th annual Christmas Baking day happened at the end of November, we scaled down this year (after last year had us in for a 14 hour baking day!) and just stuck to gingerbreads and sugar cookies - my all time fav...
Of course, this year we had a new member join in the baking festivities...baby Lily spent the day with us as well which was so wonderful. Excuse the blotchy iphone pics, but here she is enthralled by the Christmas tree
While I filled myself up with Lily-snugs, Kyla was busy icing the gingers in the background. See the table full!? And that was not even the half of it.
We got a new tree this year, a 7.5 foot Martha Stewart pre-lit, if you cared to know :) It has a foot switch where you can turn the lights from off, to on with soft white lights, to on with multi-coloured lights! Ingenious!
I went for all red and gold wrapping this year, using whatever I had in my wrapping bins. It looked lovely, warm and festive under the tree.
The large pressie leaning against the wall was my gift from Darryl which I will show you soon!
And now it's New Year's Eve and I'm about to start getting ready to ring in the New Year with some friends. I was reminiscing through some pictures and found a snap shot of last year's new year party (which inevitably ends up with lots of dancing...it may just be me holding the dance floor down at times, but either way dancing is sure to happen)
And New Years from 2009 when we had a "moustache" themed party. Some people sported their own, manly moustaches, but for those of us who couldn't grow them, we got creative. I used some false lashes, others used tassles left over from holiday decor, and one person even trimmed her own hair and glued the fallen parts to her face! Hardcore.
This year is the "platter party". I'm bringing a chocolate/candy platter with a New Year's black/gold/silver colour theme. Yum, yum, yum!
(fear not, the "black" is actually all grape flavoured candy, not black licorice)
After seeing some cute clock rosette's over at Heather's blog I thought I'd do some up for the evening. I bought the paper before realizing that each rosette needed three pieces of paper, so my big ones ended up having three different colours/patterns. Woops!
Anyhoo, I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! See you in 2013!