Sunday, December 18, 2011

Season's Greetings and A Much Needed Reminder...

 I always want everything to be perfect for the holidays...
 The stockings must be hung in the exact right spot...
 The beautiful wreath my friend Marina made must be centered over the fireplace...
 The cool cat ornament my sister Joanne gave me must be in hung with care...
 The candle Natalie gave me must be positioned where I can see it for all of the holiday season...
 Everything must be just right...
(I don't know what that white spot is on the carpet, but believe me, it's not there now.)
 The presents are wrapped in coordinated colors...
Yep...I got a little bit spastic about getting ready to host our Christmas party this year...
My dear friend Lenny wrote the perfect poem to remind me of what is one of the most important things to remember about having a holiday party:
rah rah rah cleanings fun ~^o^~ cheer
come on blom just get it done
wash wash wash dust dust dust
do the stuff you think you must
make it sparkly clean and neat
then take a nap get off your feet
be real happy the works all done
go and party and have some fun

Sometimes I get a bit carried away with things and forget that everyone has more fun if the host of the party is having fun too.  I hope that you will remember to have lots of fun this holiday season...
 Len at a Moment in Thyme has prepared the perfect menu for a Christmas party...

 You know I can't help myself when it comes to taking food photos...

 How cool are these tiny stuffed new potatoes?
 I'm a vegetarian, but these really tempted me...

 Len's desserts were DIVINE!
I hope you have a blessed Christmas or Hanukkah and that 2012 brings you everything you want.  

 Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Hugs to all! 


  1. hi blom! yikes! your post got me hungry for sure. soooo much yummy food. im glad you like my poem. i hope you had lots and lots of fun at your party.
    ...hugs from lenny

  2. Colour co-ordinated wrapped pressies!! Awww wow!!! How lovely!!

    Awww happy happy happy Christmas Sharon K Mayhew!! Peace, love and happiness to you and your family!!

    Love the poem by Len too! Yay!

    As for the food - I'm a veggie too so am salivating exclusively at those yummy desserts!:-)

    Take care

  3. Wow, everything sure looks so wonderful! Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Love Lenny's poem!! :)

    And the food photos too! THose desserts look divine! :)

  5. Um...YUM!!

    Love Christmas parties!!

    Thanks for sharing yours with all of us!


  6. Hi Sharon,
    That looks wonderful and you look so very prepared for the festive season.
    Thanks for including Lenny's poem.
    And thank you for this, for it makes me think about all those unfortunate souls who will not experience such joy as you will share with your friends and loved ones.
    May you and your loved ones have a peaceful and positive Christmas.
    Hugs and much gratitude to you, Gary :)

  7. Yummy pix and Lenny's poem is adorable. Have a great time and Happy New Year!

  8. Lovely presents and food!

    I wish you happy holidays. Have a fun New Year.

  9. Merry Christmas to you! And you're right, we all need to slow down, take a deep breath, and remember the real reason we're celebrating. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  10. Sharon, I didn't know you were a vegetarian. How did I not know that? That being said, I wish everything was wrapped in bacon. Your home looks lovely, as does the food. Hope you're able to step back as Lenny's brilliant poem suggests :)

  11. It all looks so perfect! Wish I were that organized (even virtually).

    Merry Christmas Sharon!

  12. Happy Christmas Sharon! It all looks wonderful! The decorations, the food and of course I am sure with you hosting the gathering it was extraordinarily Merry!

  13. Ooh those snacks look divine! Hope you have fun this Christmas. :-)

  14. Happy Holidays! Hope you find time to relax and enjoy. Love your coordinated wrappings!

  15. Oh, yum yum YUM! I want some of all of those. And I love the cat photo, standing up by the stockings there. :) Your presents look lovely, too!!

  16. Everything looks gorgeous! I wish I lived close to you so I could have been invited. ha ha! Have a wonderful Christmas, Sharon, and enjoy the season!

  17. yowza! that's amazing Sharon. happy, happy Christmas, friend :)

  18. Ahhhh those photos have got me so hungry now!

  19. I'm drooling!

    Happy Holidays, Sharon! And be safe!! :)

  20. Hi Sharon .. gosh wonderful looking organisation .. even with a little help from your friends .. having Lenny whizz round with his dust buster, and Len slaving away in the kitchen making all those goodies - I think I'm on my way over.

    Have a fabulous Christmas time and New Year .. and a very happy 2012 .. big hugs - Hilary

  21. Hi Sharon,
    Can I come to your house? Wow that looks impressive. I can barely get the vacuum passed around here.

    I just wanted to wish you all the best for a Happy Christmas and for a Happy New Year!


  22. I love all of it!!

    I hope your Christmas is wonderful!

  23. Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2012 brings you much love, laughter and happiness.

    C x

  24. This post is making me hungry.

    I hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend, Sharon.

  25. OMG! I have to get me to one of your parties! Glad you take the time to remember to have fun.