"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, December 5, 2011

a bazaar weekend...





First the girls dipped marshmallows in chocolate.  Then they sprinkled them with sprinkles or crushed candy cane...  After that they dipped candy canes in chocolate and sprinkled them with sprinkles or crushed candy cane...




Hillary came home for the weekend and she turned out some of her professional quality, decorated sugar cookies...  This is the fifth year the girls have done this craft bazaar.  It's the only one we do but it's a great venue for us.  You know what I always say.  Do something twice and it's tradition!










Mama put in a little bit of her goodness too.  Yes, you may recognize a couple of things that were designated as gifts.  But I figured, if anything sold, I still had a few weeks to replace it.  As it turns out, what did sell I have at least 9 months to replace.  No grandbabies on the way... yet.





Just wait until you see the fun things that the girls created (besides these yummies) and sold.  I didn't have my camera with me but I took pictures with Hillary's phone.  As soon as I figure out how to get them from there to here, I'll share.  Everyone did great and we had a wonderful time!  Have I mentioned that I love this time of year?  Mmm hmm.


Blessings, Debbie

33 comments:

  1. Oh, it all looks so yummy and lovely! You are a clever bunch. My children seem to think that if we do something once, and they liked it, then its a tradition! I love your new tradition!

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  2. The cookies are amazing! I wouldn't have been able to resist. (Personally, I'm not patient enough to turn out such wonders. So I'm full of admiration and awe for those who can/do!)

    The marshmallow kabobs are clever. I don't think I've seen those before -- and all the pictures turned out grandly.

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  3. Such a creative bunch you are!! I am so impressed. LOVE all the baked and made goodies and you know I do love me some knitting and yarns. Fun times. blessings ~ tanna

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  4. Those sugar cookies are amazing!

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  5. Those cookies are so delicious and I haven't had one bite yet. I am contemplating making some.....

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  6. Wowza! What fun you all must have had.
    Those cookies! How could you bear to eat them? Oh, because they smell and taste too good, of course!

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  7. looks great...I love bazaars....I'm bizarre that way! those cookies are great. I want to try some like those this year. Happy December!

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  8. What a fun thing to do with your daughters. Those cookies look great.

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  9. Mmmmm I'm sure you had the most popular table at the bazaar. Everything looks so yummy.

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  10. The treats look soooo good. And how nice to do this project with your daughters.

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  11. Love your creativity! Clever girls and Hillary's cookies are amazing!

    Get those photos, girl! Can't wait to see them.

    Deanna

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  12. Wow - you are right - Hillary's cookies are fabulous...

    The marshmallows sound good to me right now too, I think I need to go eat breakfast!!

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  13. So well organized! The cookies do look professional! And your knitting is so soft and pretty looking. love,andrea

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  14. Oooh, now see I should have baked for the craft fair. That way, since nothing sold, I could have brought it home and ate it! :D It looks like you had a ton of fun!

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  15. That is it I want to come to your girl world...I so miss it, and use to do all this with my mom when I was a teen...now it is just me, but I still enjoy it. Your house is so much fun. As for the baby items...well just too precious...I am praying for my grand baby in 2012!!!

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  16. How fun! My oldest daughter can really decorate cookies too....maybe I am just in too much of a hurry to monkey with that royal frosting. :) We each have our holiday specialties.....so now the load doesn't fall completely on momma's shoulders. :)

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  17. How fun! I can't wait to see more pics. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  18. You gals are so creative...I loved everything! :D

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  19. What beautiful cookies! I'm impressed. And those dipped marshmallows.....well, I have been CRAVING chocolate dipped marshmallows so am totally going to try that.

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  20. Yes, yes, the candy canes (not to mention the bazaar!) are definitely a tradition. One that we did twice, but have been missing out on lately! This post makes me miss you guys all the more. :( *HUGS*

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  21. My compliments to the girls. Their cookies look so professional and yummy, of course.
    I'm going to try the marshmellow kabobs with the g'children. It looks like fun!

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  22. O how sweet it is to see these photos they remind me of years gone by -- all good times! I love sugar cookies.. can't stop!
    Hugs

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  23. Debbie, I'm starting to think you're enjoying the season - am I right?

    You girls are so productive! I've never like marshmallows, but those look goooood! Great job on the cookies, too, Hillary.

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  24. Love all the sugar cookies. So well decorated. JB

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  25. It all looks wonderful. My niece introduced me to the taste of dipped marshmallows last year, and I want to try to make some during the holiday season.

    I agree that those sugar cookies look professional. I love to bake cookies, but I have never thought my sugar cookies looked anywhere near that good.

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  26. Inspiration bouncing all over the place. By the way, I love your smooth cookie icing. I am going to show my girls your goodies and maybe they will get inspired too.

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  27. What winning cookies! So precise in icing them - they look delish! Hope all has been well with you - I'm hopeful for more personal space and time in the new year with some minor adjustments at work - and the launch of a new project - resting in the Lord' provision as never before! Can't wait to share it with you!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  28. Of course you all amaze me and reading your blog posts just make Judd and I want to drop in for a visit!

    Hugs,

    Sooz

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  29. You girls have been crafting some beautiful and yummy things! The marshmallow kabobs...so cute! The decorated candy canes...festive! The decorated cookies...gorgeous!

    And of course, you know that I find your knitted goodies delicious in their own way. I can almost feel their softness and warmth as I look at your photos. Swoon... That grandbaby-to-come is going to love those goodies, I just know it.

    That pineapple wreath? It was not for sale (boo hoo) so it didn't come home with me. But you are sooooo right that it called my name...loudly! I have done something similar with the mantel in my dining room. I am planning on linking up with a couple of Christmas home tours next week, so I'll be showing it. :-D

    (By the way, I don't live in that town. My mom and the girls and I took a little trip to experience the quaintness of that downtown area.)

    Blessings to you, my friend!

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  30. It all looks so good! Hope the sale went well. :)

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  31. That looks like fun!! Looking forward to seeing the other photos too!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  32. Those cookies are AWESOME! I wish my cookies came out like that!

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