Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Hustle and Bustle...

is almost over! I have been sooo busy lately trying to get things ready for Christmas. I haven't had time to do any crafting! And in the middle of all of this hustle and bustle my whole family has been sick with a touch of a stomach bug--ICK! I'm doing fine, thank goodness! I just hope it is all gone by Christmas Eve. We have so many things planned that it would be awful to miss them. I have also been baking my buns off for the past couple of weeks.. As of now I have made 4 huge batches of biscotti (2 different kinds, dipped in chocolate), snickerdoodles, a caramel pecan delight, apple streusel cheesecake desert, homemade cranberry sauce (yum!), butterscotch oatmeal cookies, raspberry thumbprints, irish cream truffles, and aloha bars with pineapple and coconut. I still have yet to make the rest of the truffles... I have planned to make raspberry truffles, more irish cream truffles, chocolate covered peanut butter balls, almond bars, tiramatsu, and double chocolate caramel coffe cups. I think that losing weight is going to be my New Year's resolution. I am getting fat just thinking about it! Ohh! And I forgot.. Everyone loves my cinnamon rolls. They are the best--comparable to The Cinnabon's rolls (with cream cheese frosting). Soooo, needless to say, I haven't been able to stamp! We went to a party the other day and I was LITERALLY making cards on my way there in the car!!! *SIGH* Yesterday I wrapped the bulk of all of the gifts we have purchased. Thank goodness that is done! No staying up til 2 AM wrapping!! How many days is it til Christmas??? LOL

In any case, I plan to dig into my crafting again soon! Until then, I would really appreciate your participation in the poll I have listed to the right. The poll will be up until New Year's Day. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!!


Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my I need a nap now, you have been busy, biscotti, YUM.

wsdanielson said...

I don't bake anymore - the kids are grown and I am on Weight Watchers. A lifetime member and I am too cheap to mess that up. More money for stamps! But, I would love your Aloha Bars recipe. They sound absolutely divine!


Colette said...

I baked a small amount cause I need to diet and have no will power but I have to make rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning, can I please have your Cinn-a-bun like recipe? Thanks!

onionwidow said...

ohhhhhmigosh Sarah - I sooooo wish I were there to gobble up your baking. Let me tell you guys - I know first hand that her cookies and cinnamon rolls are TO DIE for!!!! hmmmmm you sending me a goodie box this year ?? (hint hint)love ya!

coupdecoeur said...

a small mark at the time of my passage on your very beautiful blog!
thanks for making us share your moments
you have a translation of my English space!
cordially from France and Merry Christmas
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-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´* ~ Chris ~ -:¦:-

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