Saturday, January 5, 2013

Post Holiday Lights and Smiles

Happy Saturday! I am excited to spend the day baking. Lucky for me that I did not make any resolutions to give up sugar because I fear that today there will be a fair amount consumed. 


Then I will be hosting a small birthday party on Sunday for my sister and of course watching Downton Abbey. In between I will be helping my mom take down her Christmas decorations. We always wait until January 6th, the feast of the Epiphany and the last day of the 12 days of Christmas. When do you take down your decorations?



What about your outside lights? I have noticed that in the Midwest where I am visiting folks tend to leave theirs up longer.


 That is fine by me because  love to go walking at night and see all of the beautiful lights. 


Perhaps it is the cold that makes the people wait until Spring to take down their lights? Whatever the case their twinkle puts a smile on many a face.



What are your plans this weekend? I hope that whatever you do you have a safe and wonderful time!


18 comments:

  1. Good morning dearest! WEll, we did not put up any lights and the small amount of decorations in the house are easy to take down when I want. But I am hoping to have a very small gathering in the next few days or week so I am keeping up my little trees. WE JUST HAD A DOWNTON ABBY PARTY LAST WEEKEND! It was so fun to do so!

    Have a blast my dear! Anita

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    1. Hello my dear!

      How are you! I think you need to write a blog post about your Dowton Abby party. I am so excited for all of your new adventures.

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  2. Oh my, that cake does look good. I always leave the out-door lights on until well into January. I love seeing them when I walk the dog in the evening, too. Downton Abbey...won't miss it. Hugs, Deb

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    1. I agree with you, the lights looks so beautiful in the evening. Cannot wait until Downton!

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  3. A weekend baking? Oh I am so fortunate I am not your neighbor, I would be in serious trouble. Enjoy!

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    1. Tina, I would love for you to be my neighbor! Between your savory food and my sweet treats we would be about 30 lbs over weight!

      Have a great weekend, Elizabeth

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  4. I'll be doing a bit of baking too as we host a play-off football game party (my daughter cheers for the Seattle Seahawks.. so it's a big deal!) Can't wait for Downton Abby .. I'll be watching it with my daughter!

    I always enjoy leaving the holiday decor up through at least New Years. When we take everything down is more a matter of convenience and work schedule. We will be finishing the clean up today!

    Enjoy all the baking!!

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    1. Leslie, it sounds like you are going to have a great game day! I will have to check out the game to see if I can spot your daughter, although I have never seen her I am sure that she is as beautiful as you!

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  5. Well NFL football, baking and removing decorations is what we do.
    Our Texans have floundered a bit recently but they play this afternoon and even if my voice is gone I'll cheer from the inside. Your weekend sounds WONDERFUL !!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy your games and that your team wins! Enjoy!

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  6. everything sadly coming down today & tomorrow. I take photos of everything each year and keep in a Christmas book - so it is easy to re-create the designs I like and write the history of the pieces on the photo backs so it will someday be a keepsake for my children.

    No baking--still too many sweets hanging around here!!!

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    1. What a great idea to take photos of all of your displays! I am sure that they are beautiful.

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  7. i can finally breathe! ya know? looking forward to more rest and cleaner healthier eating habits (jeans are tight, mama!).

    i licked my screen thanks to your first image.

    michele

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    1. Michele, you made me laugh about licking the screen. I know exactly what you mean about getting back to normal, a routing is always good!

      Take care

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  8. Today and tomorrow I will be sadly taking down all the decorations. I take photos and put in a Christmas book so I can re-create my favorite designs next year. I also mark the photo backs with any history of the old & new family pieces so someday my children will have a nice keepsake.

    NO baking - still too many sweets hanging around!

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  9. Hello Elizabeth

    I am looking forward to Downton Abby

    Like you, we celebrate the Epiphany and light 12 candles to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. We put names on the candles in honour of living family members and friends.

    Your cake looks delicious.

    Helenxx

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  10. I'm at the tv right now waiting for DA!!!Another great season!!!

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  11. Hi, Elizabeth ~ Happy weekend!! I'm really looking forward to Downton!! Can't wait. We're cutting out sweets (more or less :) for a while.....had just too much during the holidays. Although we just came home from watching Lincoln, and couldn't say no to the brownie bars in the cafe. Oh, well....
    Cheers,
    Loi

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