Monday, December 14, 2009


I have forgotten which country it is that serves dessert as the first course of the meal.  I for one, would like to know.  I am considering starting a new tradition next year.  For now, however, it will be as it always is, dessert last, so, before we get to the winners, we would like to say thank you.

Your response to our little giveaway was overwhelming.  We read every comment, visited every blog.  You are all amazing.  For our new followers, a big thanks, and we will try to make sure we have lots of ideas and fun for you to read about.  We had ladies in over 30 countries comment, I guess it is time I figure out that Google translator.  I am continuously in awe of the the power of the internet.  What good we can all do with it.

Ok, ok, I have jabbered long enough.  The overwhelming response gave us an idea.  We decided to add a couple more prizes.  Yes, we will have the two Moda Christmas Layer Cakes, but we are also throwing in two of the Table Toppers.  We used the True Random Generator something to pick the winners.


BONNIE  - wins Table Topper #2

JANE'S FABRIC AND QUILTS - wins Table Topper #1

DONIA - wins The Kansas Winter Layer Cake Bundle

FIESTA - wins the Frosted Memories Layer Cake Bundle

Christmas is edging ever closer.  I was forced inside this weekend, with over 20 inches of snow.  I was able to get some christmas decorations up.  I want to invite you all over to eat cookies and look at the decorations.  Ok, I have a couple of pictures and a couple of recipes.  First, the pictures.

The welcoming wreath.

Santa and his elves have been busy.

This is my favorite tree. 

I am including one of my favorite cookie recipes.  Just to give a little credence to the recipe, I used to own a cookie business called "Katie's Kookies."  These cookies were from my grandma''s recipe collection.  As a little girl, my Aunt Laura used to make me a plate of my own sugar cookies for Christmas every year.  They just happen to be Janice's favortie cookie too.  Until I moved, I made a plate just for Janice every Christmas.

Again, thanks to all who have joined us.  Have a great week. 

Janice and Marcea