Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Celebrate the Solstice!

We are getting ready for Christmas at our house... and taking in all the sights around town. The Christmas lights are at the Geyser Conservatory at Manito Gardens - an annual must see if you are near Spokane. This year they were handing out free banana splits to eat inside! We have plenty of snow - it's clear and cold. Should be good viewing of the LUNAR ECLIPSE tonight! (we are so excited to see this - and the fact it's on winter solstice makes it all the more magical).
Last night was the school Santa story time event where the school logo Christmas ornaments I made were sold... next year we'll have to start selling them around black Friday! But, we did sell a lot and it all goes to the school. Glad to be done with that project... it was a bigger one than I had imagined - but well worth it :)
The cinnamon buns are my first attempt... I'm so excited to have made a successful batch. We'll be eating them on Christmas morning. (fresh, of course:) Just a little more wrapping to do - in secret, some baking and we'll be all set. The girls in the family are making homemade lip gloss for the first time (we have some serious lip gloss users around here) just as soon as the mail man brings us the little tins! Tonight we're having a Solstice party with a big fire, pizza and chocolate chip cookie dough pie. Yum.
Have a great day and enjoy... whatever you are celebrating :)


helen said...

Have done so - thanks!

M.A. Wakeley said...

Ooo, Brenda, what a yummy post! Full of all kinds of sensual goodies. Those cinnamon buns are making my mouth water. Happy New Year again :D Mary Ann xo

artslice said...

Hi Helen,
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Hi Mary Ann,
Yes, the buns were good, will have to make them for new years... they make everyone in the house so happy.

Natalie said...

Brenda, if I didn't know better I would think you were quite the domestic.

Natalie said...

By the way, who took that amazing photo?

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