Today is my day for the Holiday Blog Hop with the Henry Glass Designers.
The holiday's are a wonderful time at our home. My birthday is in early December which always has made it fun to celebrate even more. I love having a birthday in December. It is such a festive time, the lights and decorations are up everywhere, people just seem happier, and it gives my family an excuse to do something fun that we might not usually do. We often take the train downtown and see the lights and decorations of the city and in Temple Square. It is really magical in downtown Salt Lake City at Christmastime. In year's past we have also gone back to my home state of Oregon to visit my family for my birthday.
The following photos are my girls several years ago in downtown Salt Lake City visiting Temple Square at Christmas. Aren't they the cutest! I just want to squeeze them!
Christmas lights are my favorite holiday decoration. I love to see them on people's homes, on our tree, in our home, outside our home, in shops, and my favorite is to take my kiddos on a drive around random neighborhoods to check out the lights on other homes. It makes for a fun adventure and we usually do it spontaneously. I will be driving down the road and take a turn just for fun. The girls are now old enough they know when the car is not headed home like they thought. So they ask where we are headed and I just reply that I don't know, but let's see some lights on the way!
Favorite holiday recipe. This one I have posted about before, but it is still a favorite. My husband's family comes from England and immigrated here in the 50's. His grandmother always made Bakewell Tarts. They are wonderful little cakes with a jam layer and pie crust. They are glazed with a light lemon/almond glaze and a cherry on top. I thought the cherries were maraschino cherries, but last year I found out that they are not. They are topped with a glace cherry. These are the kind you find in American fruitcakes, but they are yummy on their own. Nan (as we called her) passed away 4 years ago this Thanksgiving, and though I miss her terribly, each year I make Bakewell's for the whole family in her honor.
Here is the recipe link
My project is this fun No-Sew Wreath.
A little known fact about me is that I was once a professional floral designer. That is where the name of my company came from. So for my project, I felt that combining both of my professions would be fun. Don't worry if you have never made a wreath before, it is super easy even for a beginner.
you can get the instructions HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my additions to the Holiday Blog Hop! Be sure to go and see Heather today too!