It's coming up..2014..
Just a few days before our Christmas celebrations.. the weather was quite frightful..yet beautiful.. lots of snow..another reason to do some chores outside..with some baking therapy inside..
Ask me if I prefer shoveling or baking and the answer is quite clear..the baking makes me forget the shoveling..in an instant:)
I had been charmed by Yelena's Gribotchkys..Russian Mushroom Cookies..Hers popped off the screen wanting to tumble into our home♥
So that particular shoveling snow day..I decided to try making them..I thought they would be cute to add to the goodies I would be dropping off..
I must admit I was apprehensive as to getting them to look like hers..but step by step I saw them come to life..
So cute they turn out!
Go to Yelenas' and Pin or Print or Make..you will have fun♥
If you want to add whimsy to your New Year's cookie platters.. a touch of color and nature:)..make these..they are on my keeper list now..forever:) I already cannot wait to make them again next year:)
If perhaps some of you are not familiar with Cooking Melangery..I have been a follower for quite a while..But not from the very beginning... which would have been a very good place to start:)
So I have started perusing posts I missed and Pinning wonderful things..
Her styling and photographic talents..inspire.. to say the very least..:)
One idea..I found on Pinterest..I intend to do again~
Prior to Christmas..I had black and white photos printed up ..and used them as gift tags..:)
Cute I found..and time saving!
Now if Invisible tape..could be truly Invisible..:)
I should have Photoshopped it off....Sometimes in a photo things are much..less invisible:)
The photos looked nice on red.. black..Kraft paper and a few printed papers..
The children knew exactly which gift went to whom..etc..
Santa was so good to have photos of everyone:)
I read this again the other day and like many of this man's quotes..thanks to a friend..I was quite taken:)
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.If we believe that tomorrow will be better,we can bear a hardsip today~
Thich Nhat Hanh,Peace Is Every Step
Thought I would start the New Year with a quote I find inspiring:)
To me New Year's is not about resolutions..
It's always about Hope:)
There is a mystery to it.. we don't know the contents..or the outcome..
So we can hope...for anything really~:)
Bye bye 2013~...that's little Santa Noah leaving here after Christmas Brunch..
In a few days...Onto 2014~..:)