Saturday – December 16, 2016

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I love the Christmas tree cheese tray that was on the Cabot Cheese website.  The star at the top of the tree is a mushroom.

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I love French style hot chocolate.  I found a recipe for hot chocolate that is like the one that they have at Angelina’s in Paris.  I pinned the recipe on my drinks board on my Pinterest.

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The hot chocolate has 72% cacao dark chocolate, coffee, cream, milk, sugar and whipped cream.  Yum.

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I also like Starbucks coffee and the above coffee mug is super cute for Christmas.  And the Christmas Blend coffee is fun at the very thought of it to me.

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What a cute idea for a street vendor coffee cafe.

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I think that Cardinals are just beautiful.  The above photo looks like it would be perfect for a Christmas card.

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I think that the above snowman hat is kind of cute for a centerpiece.  Plus they put treats in the coffee can.  The craftsmanship of making it is really time consuming.  They used a coffee can that they painted and the candle is a toilet paper roll with a little battery operated little candle on top and they painted the roll with glitter paint.  They made 2 Poinsetta flowers using a craft punch for both the flower and the leaves.  The snow is a special craft store find as are the leaves and holly berries.

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The above is one of the Poinsettas that they made for the hat.  They used a Daisy leave punch and drew the veins on the leaves.  Then they had another cut out punch for the green leaves.  So I would say that it cost quite a bit to make the hat as well as a lot of time.  But the person who made it was really into crafts and had all the cut out punches.

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On Etsy, they have a cute napkin idea.  You can buy the napkins that have two sides and are round.  They give you directions on how to fold it using an iron.

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It doesn’t look like it would be too hard to copy.

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The napkin just looks really festive.

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It was a very snowy day here today.  We must have gotten at least 6 or 7 inches of snow.

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I think it’s cute how people put little treats on trees to attract winter birds.

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Snow can be so pretty.  A lot of people escape the cold and snow and go south for the winter if they are retired.  I like all four seasons myself.  I find beauty in all the seasons that you find in New England.

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If you don’t have to travel on the snow covered roads that the snow plows can never keep up with, snow can be really quite beautiful.  A cozy candle going.

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I like a steamy hot cup of coffee on a chilly winter morning.

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Where we live, there are ski areas within a half hour drive.  But with lift tickets being priced for the flat landers, only the quite wealthy can take advantage of the fun sport of skiing.  I worked for a ski area one winter doing reservations and got free skiing.  The only thing is I never had the time to take advantage of that perk.  But what a fun job that was.  I got to tour all the beautiful condos with views to die for so I could reserve them and know which ones were which.  I also got free ski lessons but didn’t take advantage of that either.  But one fun thing I did was take a ski mobile ride on the trails after 4:30 when the slopes closed and we got to see the sun set from the top of the mountain.  So beautiful.

And that is my thoughts for today.

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