I am not going to close out the season with a super wordy post, but I thought I'd show some pictures of the cookie/candy action around here over the last week. My mother in-law and I had it covered. Not pictured is the pumpkin pie, flan, cassava custard (my sister in-law makes the best flan and cassava custard pie with coconut-so good) or the cupcakes!
I love my cookie dish and even if the cookies wound up on different trays when presented. I took pics on this because the blue is just so pretty.
My Christmas tree story is worth a few lines. I have no issues with live Christmas trees. I understand how people feel and maybe I would feel differently if the trees were not grown as crops, but these days they are and to me they are meant to be harvested. This is why I'd rather have a crop tree than just going into the woods for one. I truly believe that the dryads and tree fairies hop to another tree once the tree is ready to go. Plus, a real tree goes back to the earth (they shred them to make mulch), but a fake one ends up in a landfill eventually. However, I know that many feel differently and get artificial trees and to each his own....
My mother in-law won't have anything to do with real trees and she gets pre-lit fake ones. The last one lasted eight years and then the middle section of lights burned out. She bought another one (very pretty) and her old one was headed to the dumpster. I couldn't bear to see it end up in a landfill simply because of burned out lights so I took the top and the bottom and put them together! It's missing a middle section and from certain angles looks a little off, but I think it looks extremely cute!
I was made fun of the night I took it by Mark and my in-laws...they thought it looked ridiculous, but honestly, does it? No. :) To me, its imperfection makes it look real! Plus, maybe it has feelings and is very happy to be with me and appreciated. :) I put my minimally decorated ficus next to it. The best of both worlds! :)