packaging it up...


The countdown continues...just two more days until Christmas. 

I spent the last couple of days in the kitchen baking up a storm.

Friday I made Chocolate Chip cookies, Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies and Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate and Walnut cookies.  Yesterday I focused on candies and pies making Salty Carmel's, Sugar Coated Nuts and a Pecan Pie. 

Now the fun of packaging up all this sweetness begins.

I have been saving plastic produce containers all year long knowing that they would be perfect to hold my Christmas cookies.  I actually got the idea from sweet Trish over at Notes of Sincerity and it worked perfectly.

I'm just finishing up a few last minute details before my daughter and her family arrive for dinner tonight.  Monday my sister in law and brother in law are stopping by for a visit and then Christmas day, after Santa arrives and the gifts are opened, we are heading out to my mom's to spend the day with my family and hopefully, see Les Miserables on Wednesday. 

Let the festivities begin...

xo, Patty


  1. Sounds like a busy but oh so fun Christmas!!

  2. Your house must have been warm and wonderful with all of those cookie smells. Have a very Merry Christmas, Patty.

  3. Wow, you sure have go a lot of baking done.

  4. Looks delicious. The recipients will be blessed and lucky to receive the goodies. I'm looking forward to seeing Les Miserable as well. Merry Christmas Patty.

  5. Hope you and your family have a very wonderful and blessed Christmas!


  6. Patty it all sounds wonderful! May you have a wonderful Christmas. Bonnie

  7. Hi Patty. Looks like you and I are on the same schedule!! I have been doing my baking and packing too. I save those large clear containers too. Guess what I do with them? I keep my fabric stacks nice and clean in them!! But they do have many uses! I am all for repurposing them as well. What a great way to give your holiday treats!!!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I will be holding you close in my heart, knowing that it being the first one without your Dear Dad, and how hard that is.
    Being together as a family is the only soothing balm there is.
    We hope to see Les Mis on Christmas night, on our way home from my Mom's.
    Merry Christmas sweet friend. I love ya,

  8. Your goodies look yummy! Wishing you a joyous Christmas.

  9. I just finished my cookies. I saved those containers also . Only last night I got carried away and did the top of lids purple and red with nylon ruffles and very small beads threaded for my fav neighbor and I made cds for them to watch of themeselves. I sneeked and took them all summer and last winter. Put captions on each picture with each picture having the sldes go different directions. Was a ball doing it. . They will be surprised. I love giving alott more then getting back. Yet my Mom said I had to learn it is good to get back as it makes them feel just as proud to give to me. These people do not bake. They have way too busy life working.Your cookies look lovely and your Christmas balls in the dish. Thanks for sharing. I forgot to take a picture of my display I gave them. oh well. Next year.

  10. Patty,
    You could give the elves a run for their money with all your beautiful homemade gifts!!!
    EnJOY your time with your family during Christmas!!!
    Merry, Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!

  11. Wow- those are all great! I am ticked off because my double ovens have not worked since Thanksgiving and I have not been able to bake my usual spread of cookies. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family tonight...and that you have a great day tommorrow, too. Merry Christmas- xo Diana

  12. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas Patty! Your home looks adorable as always! xoxooxoxox

  13. Merry Christmas, my friend! I hope you had a good Christmas inspite of missing your sweet daddy. Your cookies look WONDERFUL! I am sure the recipients were thrilled!!

    We just got hit with a "blizzard" really wasn't that bad as I remember a REAL blizzard of 1978! I go back to work tomorrow after being off since last Thursday!

    Have a great week!
    xoxo Carolyn


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