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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Making and Baking

It's been over a week since my last post....and I feel like I have nothing to show for it...

I haven't been "making" anything in the last week.  With Thanksgiving festivities...which included multiple stops on multiple days and Maggie being out of school all of last week...there hasn't been much time for making stuff...

But there has been plenty of excitement for the upcoming Holiday...and I realize we've been "Making Merry" :)
Which counts....or at least is the excuse I'm using for my absence...heehee!

Here's a peek at what we've been up to....

The wreath My Hubs made for his parents over a decade ago hangs on our front door...


A cute little easel displays some Seasonal colors and a Happy Snowman....


Our front room was supposed to become our Formal Diningroom...but the piano my Hubby doesn't play but won't part with is in there...and it's not a huge room......sooooo, I put up a little place in the corner that I can dress up and satisfy my "Oh what a lovely table" urges ;P


...and of course, there's our tree...


Fake this year....a pre-lit one we got as a hand-me-down from my MIL who is Christmas obsessed.  I wound in 1 long strand of colored lights thru the entire tree which gives little hints of twinkling blues and purples and reds here and there.  I like the effect :)


The one thing I made over the weekend that I enjoyed the most is this....


That's right!  Homemade Dutch Apple Pie!  This was the last piece....and I ate 5 out of the 6 pieces we cut it into.  Low carb diet? What's that?!  Haha!
Trust me...I don't eat all fancy like this everyday.....I had to remember to slip it off the paper plate I dished it up on to take the picture.  I thought I'd better prove I actually do cook before all the evidence was gone :-D

I hope you and your families are enjoying eachother....and the Holidays you celebrate together :)

Biggest Hugs and Candy Cane Kisses,
Cam

22 comments:

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Your home looks so festive and cheerful! Perfect for the season. I love the easel & snowman - so cute!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Everything looks so wonderful, Cam! I have lights up, carols on, and fall decor...LOL This is the weekend that all the trimmings will be hung. That pie looks amazing! Dutch apple is one of my faves, too. I especially love the crumble.

Jennifer said...

Awwwww Cameron you make me happy :) With the Christmas decorations up and the tree. Pure lovely coziness. I'd kill for a piece of your Dutch apple pie. It looks flipping amazing! Thank you for the sweet comments, you really do make me feel so wonderful and you make a heck of a lot of sense too!

Hybrid J said...

Oh gosh, it's that time again! You're so well prepared for the festive season. Well Done! :)

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Cameron,
I love all your Christmas decor!!!!
O' My you have me in the Christmas spirit :) Everything looks great and very festive shouting holiday cheer..and when I saw that pie??? My Eyeballs popped out of my head, my jaw came un-hinged and dropped to the floor.. OH YUMMY, i'm glad someone else can devour a whole pie :)

~Diane

Diane said...

Love all of your Holiday spirit--it's getting me very excited--I'm a little kid at Christmas time!
:)

Geri Centonze said...

You have indeed been Making Merry and it looks wonderful!

Shayla said...

Love the Christmas decor! Glad to see someone else is in the spirit. Gosh, Thanksgiving and Christmas make everyone so busy it's a miracle when there is time to create something.

:)

Carmen said...

I'm about to go rummage in the loft for the girls advent calendars to fill tonight and I have an outdoor mat that says Merry Christmas... that's about as far as I've got. You put me to shame lovely Cameron.

That pie looks positively scandalous - you know what would've gone well with that? clotted cream ;)

NatashaMay said...

Aww! You're getting into the holiday mood. :) Looks wonderful! Wish i could decorate my house. Can't because of the cats. :)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Great decorations, and beautiful tree! Apple Pie is a favorite of ours too, only I haven't baked one in years. You've inspired me.......:) Have a great day!

Kristin said...

Ha! You and your homemade apple pie! (I really wish I had that for breakfast now ;) It looks delicious - as does your home! It is so pretty and festive!

I totally get you too - with the baby back in school after the long weekend, I am now just trying to deck the halls and clean the house! I am going to try to make PPF today though - steal a few hours to do it, lol!

Thank you too for your sweet congratulations, xoxo

Joyce van der Lely said...

Dutch apple pie........mmmmmmmm, time to bake that soon as well, I have been preoccupied with the Sinterklaas goodies ( us Dutchies have an extra sort of a Santa on 5th December you see.....comes with loads of yummies, I'll do a post;) But also finished another W-I-P, will post that this weekend too :)
Love your house, wish I could come and sit and have cake with you and Mags ! xoxo ♥

Treehugger_31 said...

That pie looks divine! :)

JessiVille said...

OMG Cam! Serve me up a piece o' that pie! I'm not going to have the time or energy to decorate the xmas so I am enjoying The festive decorations and lovely tree at your house this year! Fantastic!
Also, I'm glad you got the prints o.k. I'm struggling to get a post up and it will include the owlet cosy!
Jessi xox

Heather H. said...

Lovin' all the Christmas Pretties...And did you say your Hubby made that wreath???You lucky girl...If my husband could do stuff like that I would use him until his fingers were bleeding, cause I don't have enought hands to keep up with my brain....Oh and thanks for the nice comment on my blog...U so Crazy!!!
Tootles,
Heather

amy said...

*dies*

i tend to eat right out of a container.

i'm impressed that you used a plate - even a plastic one.

seriously

it's rare for me to use a plate.

I have a basket of cloth napkins and i set my food on that and eat it from there.

but only if i can't just stand over the sink and eat it from the container.

sad, i know.

and way more than you wanted to know about my eating habits.

Amalia K said...

Hi Cameron. Nice to see that you've been busy around the house...and it looks wonderful too! I hope you're having gorgeous days over there. oxx

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Wini said...

Dear Cameron, Thank you for your lovely blog message!! Your home looks very festive and happy. I love your hubby's wreath and the beautiful xmas tree. The apple pie you made looks delicious and I hope you enjoyed every mouthful!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Wini xo

Erin K said...

Your home looks so festive and bright! What a warm family you must be blessed to have. You know, if you ever need help eating another one of your delicious looking pies, I'll be right over to help you out! <3

Marty said...

Cam, your pie looks ammmaaazing! It's so yummy looking. I loved seeing all your holiday decorations--our decor theme here is "vintage kitsch" ;) I am so excited you are opening up a vintage shop! Yaaay! Can't wait to see it!

Lots of hugs from me and the babies!

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