Up until four year ago, this was the size of tree we always brought home to decorate. And I kid you not, I decorated every inch of it.
2012Now we bring home a small tree or a table tree and are happy with that. I couldn't even imagine Christmas without a tree and it took some doing to change from BIG to little but I am fine with it now. I love table Christmas trees as long as they are nice and tall and charlie-brown-like.
So this is the mouse-house Christmas tree .
Now stop that laughing. :-b
You can see the bottom is yet to be decorated. =^..^= =^..^=
It is decorated with little critters and some of my all-time favorite baubles. And a mouse, of course. :)
Audrey has plans; I can see it in her eyes.
Like these cats...
If I know Audrey, and I do, she will have her way with it and then be bored to death of it in no time. Annie will just want to lie on the table, under the tree, and look at the lights.
I have a cookie recipe that you may want to try this Christmas.
c - cup, tsp - teaspoon
1/2c warmed molasses
1/4c brown sugar
1/8 tsp allspice
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 7/8c flour
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 pinch of ground cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together the butter and warmed molasses. Add the sugar, allspice, soda and salt.
Sift together the flour, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well together. Roll it like a sausage with your hands.
It should look like this.
Wrap and refrigerate for 10 days.
Bring to room temperature, roll the dough thinner and then cut each cookie. Bake in a 375F oven for 10 minutes.
These come out looking like your grandma's molasses cookies. :)
We have snow today and lots of it.
Our birds are very happy to see their feeders filled.
I put a log of home-made suet out for them to help pack on some weight.
Had enough...off she goes.
I'm enjoying all the beautiful decorating as I pop over to your blogs. Thanks for sharing. :)