December 22, 2007

on getting into the spirit (photo edition)...

Singing or being too enthusiastic about not having to share the spoon with anyone else? You be the judge. (Note: I'm wearing an apron and it makes me happy.)

This is a veritable oasis of chocolatey goodness. You know you want some.

Don't let the idea of combining marshmallows, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, raisins and chow mein noodles scare you: these things are crunchy bits of heaven. Plus, as an added bonus, they're called "Ting-a-lings." And that's word candy in itself. Want a million (okay, twenty-nine) versions of this recipe? Go here. If you want the best version? Just ask.

To me, this = messy.

All wrapped up! That's some holiday magic, right there, people.

I love this ornament. Purple isn't exactly a traditional Christmas color, but I say it should be.

I'm toying with the idea of keeping the lights we draped over the window up all year long. I enjoy the ambiance.

Is it ridiculous to tape the cards to the wall? If it is, then so be it.


  1. Oh my gosh! Just seeing these pictures puts me in the holiday mood! Mmmm, all that baking looks delicious!!

    Those cards so do NOT look ghetto even if taping is (no clue), especially with your gorgeous little setup beneath them! I love the picture to the right - hilarious!

  2. I totally wanted to do a pink themed tree but my mom told me no. haha

  3. The ting-a-lings look DELICIOUS. I love ingredient lists that sound disgusting but end up being the greatest little treat ever... Kinda like my cinnamon sugar puffs. Roll biscuit dough in mayo then in cinnamon and sugar. Bake. Eat and revel in the marvelousness. I will be trying your ting-a-lings.


Thoughts? Questions? General musings? Do share!

If you are asking a question, I will respond here within the comments—so, be sure to click that handy little "notify me" box below to know when I've replied!