So, this is my first blogfest! I am super excited. Thanks Jen and Melissa for the great idea. All of the participants were asked to provide a Christmas recipe and also pics of their Christmas tree. Check out Jen and Melissa's blogs to see the other cool participants!
I searched for some Christmas drink recipes, and couldn't find any that I really liked, though I did find some ridiculously awesome names. Can I interest anyone in a Christmas Elf's Revenge, Sex Under the Christmas Tree, or Christmas Nipple? I decided I wanted a red drink (of course) and I like fruity martini type things, and then I got really pie-in-the-sky and wondered if there was some cool drink out there named for writers. Well, I didn't find one, so I made one up. Here it is:
The Writer's Christmas Stress Reliever
- Spritz of lime
- Fresh raspberries to garnish
- Mix all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice
- Pour into a fabulous martini glass
- Throw a bunch of raspberries in
- Drink and relax
Now, here are pics of my Christmas tree. I must confess that these were from last year, but my camera has been on the fritz and I haven't taken pics yet this year. Thus, my beautiful Tangerine kitty is in this picture. He died earlier this year so we will miss him this Christmas. Mocha the very cooperative pony is also starring in my pics.
So, I also went a little OC on Google images last night because I wanted to find more cool pics to include. But, what's Christmas if things don't get a little over the top? To me, Christmas is about the magic. Not only is the whole Santa thing terrific and fantastical, but it's the one time of year when everyone really comes together and tries harder to get along and think of other people. The whole season is infused with specialness. So, my pics are all about the wonder of the holidays. Starting with castles, naturally.
**Photos removed since peeps have been getting sued for posting photos on blogs**
I will not post again til after Christmas, but I will be visiting everyone's blogs!! Have a lovely and awesome holiday, blog friends! Drink lots of eggnog! Eat lots of yummy food! Give and gets lots of presents! Be thankful you can do all these things! Feel the magic!