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Friday, December 8, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

This weekly blog hop is sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain,  and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. 

What exactly are we celebrating?

Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

This has been one of those weeks, where I run around and am not sure what is up or what is down. What happened this week? Honestly, I have no idea, but I do know it's been little things here and little things there.

1) A Christmas table cloth! I buy one every year because they only survive one year in my household. I love putting it on the table and peering at the cute trees and Christmas colors every meal time. 

2) Christmas baking! Monday was my declared bake day. . .which happened to also be International Cookie Day. For fun, I decided to put every recipe on my author FB page with a book recommendation for audiences 18 and under. I don't get a lot of traffic on FB, but then, I don't post much there (not my thing). Still, it was kind of fun. You can see the recipes here . Oh, and it includes Weihnachtsstollen—German Christmas bread. I bake 12 of these every year as presents and for us. The one below has a little bit of marzipan in the middle.

3) A lovely cup of tea! I drink a lot of tea and savor every cup. It never fails to put a smile on my face and brings such a comforting feeling of peace, even if it's for the fraction of a second.

What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Join in on IWSG? See a snowflake? Take a bite of a big, fat, juicy apple? What are you celebrating?


  1. I don't know what that is in the picture, but it looks good. Even the Wise Men seem interested in it.

  2. Lol! I guess they are :) It's a German Christmas bread.

  3. That bread looks delicious and quite decadent with marzipan running through it :-)

  4. Your Christmas cake looks yummy. I'm always grateful I'm not too good at baking. I'd be as big as an elephant. Have you ever seen a 4'10" elephant? It wouldn't be pretty.
    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone.

  5. Marzipan! ^_^ Looks so yum! I need to start a holiday baking tradition.

  6. I have baking to get done still. I have to find out when I'm getting together with family and friends so the goods will be fresh.

  7. Tea is wonderful, isn't it? Since I came back from Ireland, I've been drinking a hot cup of Irish breakfast tea most mornings. It's fantastic. That German Christmas bread looks great!

  8. Marzipan is amazing and needs to be in more things. ^_^ And yes, holiday baking is one of the joys of the season. I've already made chocolate rum balls for a work thing, they're sitting in my refrigerator waiting until Wednesday.

    This week, I'm thankful that my writing work hasn't collapsed and that my health issues are easy to handle.

  9. I really want to bake some cookies this year. We used to have a neighborhood cookie bake and since that stopped, my cookie baking has suffered a severe decline.

  10. I always enjoy Christmas baking, and a good cup of tea goes wonderfully with the results of Christmas baking!

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