Christmas Baking 2015

Hello all-

Some years I do very little baking at the holidays, and sometimes I do a fair amount. It just kind of depends on how I’m feeling that year, or what I see that looks cute and I want to try (in addition to standard, family favorites).
This year, as you can see below, I was a bit out of control! πŸ™‚
I found all kinds of cute cupcake decorations and other clever, cute recipes that I just had to try this year!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

4th of July in Edmonds

Some photos taken at last weekend’s 4th of July parade (and kids’ parade just before) in downtown Edmonds, Washington. It’s always fun and patriotic and such great Americana!


4th of July fun

Yesterday, A and I went to watch the 4th of July parade in downtown Edmonds (a suburb north of Seattle). Edmonds is great. It’s such anΒ  “Anytown USA” kind of town with its great community and patriotic feel! It was great fun as always, and it seemed like a ton of people there this year! The weather turned out nice after the morning clouds burned off, and good times were had by all:

“Home for the Holidays”-Bellingham

I’m thrilled to be participating at the “Home For the Holidays” gift show in Bellingham this weekend. It’s the 30th anniversary and is expected to draw a large crowd!

If you’re in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham this Friday or Saturday, be sure and stop by the Bellingham Cruise Terminal (down by train station). It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts! πŸ™‚