Saturday, December 24, 2011

What Christmas Eve Looks Like So Far

Caramel Sauce with Sea Salt
Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

 Pecan Puffs Recipe from old Joy of Cooking

Still Life with Clutter

 Christmas Tree

Village Under Christmas Tree

Outdoor Vintage Santa, sort of creepy but classic

Our Front Door

 Silly Hat with Saint


Blurry Saint, 
but it made me realize how people assign Jesus and the Virgin Mary to a slice of toast and such

Excessive Video Game Playing

Choux Pastry for Paris-Brest Order

Toe-Soak in Epsom Salts

Sunshine Girl in Purple Boudoir


  1. Wonderful! I really love this, scenes from a life. And I love the ornament photo on the top of your blog. Merry Christmas, Elizabeth, to you and your beautiful family!!

  2. Wishing you and your family a blessed and very merry Christmas, Elizabeth. Your home is so warm, busy and happy-looking - I loved being "invited in to visit" by your candid photos!

  3. just beautiful. i especially love the video game player, the toe soaker and the sunshine girl. looks like an energetic family day with amazing smells wafting through your kitchen and a christmas tree village to rival all. merry christmas, my dear friend! much love.

  4. i love the saints. and the toe-soaker. and the boudoir lounger. and the cakemaker. and the ohmygod peppermint hot fudge sauce.
    have a great holiday, elizabeth!

  5. My parents are in town and they once again brought up the beautiful dessert party they went to at your house one year. Nothing has ever compared to that or will. Looks as scrumptious as ever at your house. Happy Holidays! xo, M

  6. I will be over shortly to eat up all the caramel sauce.

  7. I guess I'd better hurry and hit the 405 so I can beat Blue Gal to eat up that caramel sauce! What is it about caramel and salt that is just so incredible? I love the still life and the peace wreath - I looked forever for one of those but I don't think we're all that in to the whole peace thing down here behind the Orange Curtain. Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

  8. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨. *
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    Since I can't give you a gift or bring by a plate of cookies I am making a wish. I am not telling what it is or it might not come true. xo

  9. Joy to you and your beauty-filled household!

  10. A lovely Christmas Eve gift you've given us, Elizabeth. Bringing us into the bustle and merriment of your home. It's all so beautiful and homey and It was a treat. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas and in the New Year.

    I've so enjoyed reading you this last year, Thank You! And I look forward to all your wisdom and merry-making and truth telling and just... Elizabeth-being to come in this new year of 2012. xo

  11. Great scenes of Christmas coziness--
    too bad we don't have smellovision yet on the internet!

  12. All are so beautiful... but that front door... to die for.... put it on Christmas

  13. Great pictures! Looks like a lovely holiday.

  14. Even in the midst of all that I know you go through, each and every day, your home looks like a place of peace and love and comfort. Not that fake kind of peace - that's not what I mean. Something real. Something that only exists through some work of love and grace.

  15. Your kids are beautiful! Love the food pics too. That french pastry looks scrumptious!

  16. This entire post cracke3d me up. This is real life, baby! The soaking toe gazing longingly at the cake....the creepy vintage Santa...the gorgeous girl surrounded by lavender fluff and



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