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Showing posts from December, 2013

Hello 2014!

Goodbye 2013!  It's been a roller coaster ride.

Highlights 2013 - Barcelona trip!  Friends and family reconnected.

Downside to 2013 - passing of loved ones.  You'll be forever in our hearts.

Happy New Year to you and your family!    Bonne Annee!  Good Health and appreciation to what you have.   Bring on 2014!

Egg Nog or Milk for Santa

My little guy wanted to make sure that Santa had choices for his milk and cookies.
Two types of drinks (egg nog or milk), he even labeled them.
Three types of cookies (Cranberry Oatmeal with white chocolate; French Fry Cookie and Chocolate Blossom).

Christmas Baking | Day 4 - Chocolate Blossoms

I had to try this Chocolate blossoms for my Christmas baking.   It's fairly easy and delicious.   Who can resist those Candy Cane Kisses.

Ran out of Cranberry Oatmeal cookies, so had to bake some more.  

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!   Thinking of my family and friend all around the world.

Peace, Love and Hope during this time of year.

May you find in your heart the spirit of Christmas and celebrate with your family to make new memories and also celebrate the memory of those who can't be with you at this time of year.

FMS Photo A Day Dec | Tis' the Season...

for Christmas baking.

Christmas Baking | Day 3 - Ginger Raspberry Pinwheel Cookies

Made the first batch of Ginger Raspberry Pinwheel cookies tonight.  It's my first attempt and it turned out pretty good.

Also baked 4 dozen of Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with White chocolate.

FMS Photo A Day Dec | Day 17 - Tree

Oh Christmas Tree....oh Christmas tree!  Somebody found a cozy spot under the Christmas tree.

But that was short-lived,  as Aidan took the photo op at a new height and completely disrupted the peace and quiet.

Finally in Festive Mood

It took me awhile to finally get into a Festive mood.    It's just not festive, until the Christmas tree and decorations are up.

Christmas Baking | Day 2 - French Fry Cookie

Okay this is not as gross as it sounds.   Got this idea from my sister-in-law who made them for a dinner get together in November (which I missed).  Aidan loved the French Fry Cookie, he requested it.  This is basically a Sugar Cookie Recipe cut into French Fry shape.

Christmas Baking | Day 1

A bit late making cookies, wanted to start last week but wasn't in the spirit of baking, plus it was fairly busy.     I finally got on gear and started baking last night.

This is Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies.  My brother's favourite.  Yummy (LOL!  Yes I am evil.)

Cherry Walnut Cookies
Banana Coconut Cake

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 16. What Makes You Feel Merry

Taking photos and capturing the moments.   I'm a "madman" so to speak with my camera.      I especially love taking photos of my little guy at play and in action.  This one was taken during the snowfall on Saturday.   A start of a fort or "man cave".

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 14. Drink

Perfect day to have a Caramel Macchiato, on a snowy in Toronto.

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 13. Composition

Nutcrackers guarding the house.

St. Brigid's Christmas Bazaar

At Christmas Bazaar at St. Brigid's today from 8:30am to 2pm.

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 7. Six o'clock

At company Christmas Party.

FMS Photo A Day Challenge for December

Well we're on the home stretch for 2013, I haven't been very diligent with my Photo A Day postings but I will definitely try to get as many posts this month.  To join this challenge, follow Chantal's website Fat Mum Slim who is hosting this challenge.  It's available on FB, Blogger, Twitter, instagram.  

The Prompts for December are:There are no rules when playing along with photo a day, you can be creative as you like! Interpret the prompt as you please. For those that need a little help, some more suggested details about each prompt are below:
1. Red: Find something red, snap it and share it. This is also our charity prompt for the month.
2. Where I stood: Where ever you are, we want to see it.
3. Silver: Just like there’s a lot of red around, perhaps you’re seeing more silver too. Snap and share it.
4. Tiny: Take a photo of something tiny, or perhaps go back to our perspective technique and make something LOOK tiny.
5. In the cupboard: Perhaps you’ve hidden presents i…

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 5. In the Cupboard

In the Cupboard....Soup bowls.

One Of a Kind - Sweet Truth

This is a Sweet Lemon Butter Toffee by Sweet Truth.    I'm so glad this was introduced to me this weekend.  Delicious!

You can also order online at

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 2. Where I Stood.

Under the Birds on the Wire.

One of A Kind | Cookie Brownie Cookie

At Abbey's Bake House, the sell this awesome raisin butter tart and Cookie Brownie Cookie.  Apparently they sell some Of their baked goods at 187 Bay Street, Commerce Court South.

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 2. Where I Stood

Just outside of the Pro Shop at Leaside Memorial Arena.  

FMS Photo A Day Dec | 1. Red

Christmas tree at One of a Kind Show.

Sunday Walkabout at Leaside

It's been a few weeks since I've had my walk around Leaside.  
Admiring all the doors.  Love the Different doors,especially this time of Year. I feel like a stalker though.