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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each and every day we exchanged peace?

If no one was every lonely,

If growing older others knew how to forgive as well as they forget,

If the feeling of Christmas would last all year long,

I’d have just one wish.


Today I’d like to share some joy that I get from a dear friend in blog land.  Her name is Pam, she blogs “Playing with my Camera” and she always has the most beautiful pictures that brings a smile to my face each time I see them.  This is one of her pictures above and I thought it a perfect fit with my blog post on “A Christmas Wish” 

I’m feeling that blogging is a lot like Christmas and it is a lot of sharing and caring

I would like to share

not cookies, not recipes, or tea cups, just a wish.

 After all we blog with a purpose.  A voice to be heard, sung like a bird.

  Bulbs and blogs are a lot alike, don’t you think?


I got a bulb (blog)



and it started to grow (wrote posts)



I watered that bulb (posted to my blog)



So I could watch it grow (build an audience)



it started to bud (blogging more often)


being kept in the dark (no one finds your posts)



why bother to show (stop blogging)


I want to thank the few people who continue to come and visit me regularly. I read and comment on about 37 other posts per week hoping to increase the traffic to my little bulb (blog).   I have joined in many parties, and feel like someone could greatly host my post.  


I’m usually in the crafting spirit, but these days I’m in the spirit of Christmas.  Or I should say in the spirit of snow as we look around us.  Today I’d like to have you join me over at Sandi’s blog post HOME where we share Home for the Holidays.

Have a very Merry Christmas  and I hope all your Wishes come true. 





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It is time, the time of season we venture out into the cold, busy ourselves with this and that, while we join with friends, sing songs or listen to them while shopping for our Christmas meal.  Looking back over the past few years I’m wondering where the time has gone. Each year seems to come faster and leave just as fast or every bit quicker.  This week I took things slow, ok I know it is only Thurday but I slowed down to write a short message into each Christmas Card I mailed. Do you still had write your Christmas Cards?  


It was a Kazoozle of baking, treats, cookies and sweets, and you missed it.

Here is a glimpse of  our Wednesday night Cookie Exchange.

My treats were Snowmen cookies dipped in white chocolate, with a snowman wooden tag.


The French Gardener provided Candy Can / Almond Bark using salted almonds.


Victoria brought her famous shortbread cookies. Used her new toy cookie shooter she got as a wedding gift.



Margie made some Reindeer Poop and treats to go along with  it, smells of decadent,



Janet made Oreo truffles with some dipped in chocolate while others rolled in sugar,



Anneke baked and brought along double chocolate cookies



Mary Lou gifted her famous fudge, double layer,



Aubrey Lee made these decedent peanut butter morels



Lori, brought us some surprises



We each made a dozen of our favourites and then traded them up for one dozen of each kind. It was a fun evening and we had a chance to sample a few other surprises as well.

“Lord” we set this day aside to gather with friends, we talked about traditions and days gone past, reminisced about families and how the youngest was the one chosen to put baby Jesus in the manger. We are all thankful to have each other and to be together.


I put on tea and coffee however I forgot to turn it on, so this week I’m not having tea with all these cookies but I’m sure you can grab a cookie here and visit with Sandi over at her blog where many will be having tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.  These are all very lovely treats and the ladies worked hard to include the recipe with each.   I’m sharing my lovely treats and wee little things with Sandi as she blogs about HOME and what it is for each of us. 

take care and enjoy your week,


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