What makes a Happy Home? I love to take care of my family. For me, creating a home that is warm and inviting, where everyone feels welcome is pure joy! The smell of fresh laundry just in off the clothesline, a neat and tidy home and garden, a good home cooked meal, a few desserts here and there, the love of family, friends and fellowship all help to make our home a Happy Home. Join me as we celebrate the holidays, the birthdays and the every days!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Old Parsonage Loves to Dress the Part
She sure does love to put on all her finery at Christmas. See that porch roof? That's the one that I have to crawl out on to put up the wreaths. Don't worry it's out the window hang the wreaths and right back in the window. I don't do a lot of Christmas lights outside. Just a candle in every window (I actually leave them in the windows all year round), the Moravian star and white lights in the fern box that's in front of Santa.
I love my Santa! This was another of those things from my MIL that was headed for the garbage. Well you know me...Santa now lives at The Old Parsonage. There's also a few reindeer too. If you click on the top photo, you'll see just how big he is. I'm still baking and candy making. Yesterday I made 2 pounds of chocolate covered pretzels (dark and milk chocolate), and a double batch of oatmeal raisin cookies. Tonight I made a double batch of pecan tassies. Do you know how long those suckers take to bake?! 25minutes per tray - it took me forever to bake them. I also made a double batch of my Nan's pumpkin spice cookies. I've got pizelles, and spritz lined up for tomorrow night.
Chuck (my brother) is moving on Saturday, so Mr. OP will be on the work crew that morning. I feel bad not helping, but there's only so much time left to get all my baking done. He's actually going to be living right up the street from us. So, we'll be able to visit easily.
I hope that you are all enjoying the wonderful season! Don't forget to stop by Beverly's on Saturday for some Pink Saturday or Holiday fun!