Friday, December 17, 2010

Just Pretending


I'm pretending there aren't piles on every counter in my kitchen today and I'm pretending that there's not a sink full of dirty dishes to be washed. And as long as I'm pretending, I think I'll have a little mid-day party.  Would you like to come.  If you're too busy, you can just pretend you came.


It's pretty mild here today and there's not a snowflake in sight.
But, since it is almost Christmas and I want it to feel Christmassy at our party, I've hung a few snowflakes to create the mood.  Yes, they are blue because they match our sky and at our pretending party we can make the snowflakes any color we choose.  You might have guessed at my party they would be blue :).

Even though it's the middle of the day, the candles are lit.



It can't be called a party without the candles lit, can it?


Now, let's see ... what else do we need?

Oh yes, food.  Can't have a party without that.
Since it's too late for lunch and too early for dinner, how about a sweet treat.  I know... how about some cookies?

I bought those cookie cutters the other day while out Christmas shopping.  I pretended that my name was on my list and decided that they would make a perfect gift for me.  Ho ho.


Just so you don't think that's all I do is pretend, the cookies are real.  Just finished making them, hence the messy kitchen that I am currently avoiding.  I have stacks and stacks of real cookies.

What would you like to drink with your stack of cookies?
(remember at pretend parties we also pretend that cookies don't contain calories :).



I made some hot chocolate mix last night as part of my neighbor gifts.  Shall we try it out before giving it away?  I think we definitely need to top it with a few real marshmallows, don't you?




As we carry on with our party, I think I'll keep on pretending.
Pretending the bathrooms cleaned themselves, the laundry put itself away, the presents wrapped themselves . . .



29 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! There's always an element of belief at Christmas, isn't there? Pretending is an extension of belief, and you led us into the realm of reality with your beautiful photographs. Inspiring! Thank you! Annie

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  2. Oh I can completely go along with this pretending thing. I've called in he elves, though they've not yet shown up. Guess they're busy elsewhere. My you do have lots of goodies to show for your hard work. I've only has those kind of cookies once and I remember them fondly. My aunt made them as I recall. Love the blue...it's not one bit sad, just happy like blue skies.

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  3. And let's pretend that we have weeks before Christmas is upon us! Pretend that too. I haven't baked a thing yet this year. Though I'm attempting to talk myself into it. But I'm trying to keep losing weight, and that just talked me right out of it! I shall pretend I've lost five more pounds, I think.
    Brenda

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  4. Even though it's the holidays, I'm trying to watch the calories. lol
    It's probably a battle I will lose.
    Cookies look yummy!
    You've been busy.
    BTW How far are you from Asheville?

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  5. Dear Kim...such a fun post that you have shared! Blessings ♥ Teri

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  6. I've been pretending all week too!! Your table colors and all the decorations really give the illusion of a snowy day...so pretty!

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  7. Ah! pizzelles!
    I was first introduced to those cookies by an Italian lady when I lived up by Lake Erie. She placed her pizzelle iron over the flame in her fireplace to bake them. Later I bought myself an electric pizzelle iron. Even later, I gave it away.
    Seeing those cookies brought happy memories to me.

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  8. Never too old to pretend.....thanks for inviting us in to play! :-)

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  9. I really like to pretend that cookies do not have calories! :) It's a good thing, because we all enjoy them. Your stacks of cookies look good.
    ~Judy

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  10. Oh I am pretending that I am at your party and it is so much fun!!! The cookies are beautiful!!! Thanks for the pretend party!! I had fun.

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  11. I like your pretend party! ;o) That hot cocoa sure is tasty! ;o)

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  12. You're so cute! I need to pretend the baking is done and presents wrapped....I love your pretend party.... thanks for the invite!
    Hugs,

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  13. I love having this kind of party. Very neat table settings! I can relate to the messy kitchen so much.

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  14. You pretend the best of anyone I know. Your cookies look so good and With Hot choc. Oh so tasty. Thanks for sending our message on about Alz's. and have a wonderful party.

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  15. Those are the cutest cookies ever...YUM! I loved your pretend party and tour...have a great week and come say hi :D

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  16. oh, I'm so good at pretending there's not a single chore to be done! Lovely idea for a party!

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  17. I like the pretend party...with the beautiful real cookies! I can't even pretend that I'm ready for a party over here...and it's scheduled for tomorrow. Off to work!

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  18. I had a great time at your pretend party. The cookies were delicious and I loved the hot chocolate. It was so nice to spend time with you. :-)

    Enjoy your Saturday.

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  19. A pretend party is a lovely idea . . .

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  20. I love your attitude! I think I will pretend a bit too.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  21. I'm with you! I will keep pretending that all the gifts that have been plonked on my bed are wrapped and all of my cards have been sent!

    Best wishes and Merry Christmas!
    Natasha.
    xo

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  22. Thank you so much for inviting me to your wonderful little party. I can almost taste the hot chocolate and the cookies look devine! Your snowman mugs are beautiful! Blue is my favorite color too. I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year ♥

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  23. Pretending is the best game ever :)Cute post! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs

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  24. Count me in! I want to pretend the same things you did. I am just amazed at how you can create beauty even when pretending. The blue and white you have in your home is refreshing to me. I would love a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at your table, and I would sit and stare at all the pretty vignettes you have everywhere. Just love this post! Pretending myself right now in my part of the world:)

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  25. Oh, I like to pretend too! Your cookies look so good, and oh yes, I'd love some hot chocolate.

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Kim!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  26. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  27. Kim, This WAS the most wonderful pretend party! Everything was just beautiful, you are the perfect hostess!

    Thank you so much for all you have shared with us this past year. I wish you a joyous Christmas and all good things in the coming New Year!

    Elizabeth

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  28. What fun cookies. They almost look like they were done in a pizelle (spelling ??) pan. My mom gave me one a long time ago and I've never used it. Do you have the recipe somewhere that you used for your cookies?

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