Can you believe it's almost here?

Nah, me neither, but we better just face reality
(we can do it together)-
it's only 3 days until Christmas!

So, in the spirit of a beloved song
(that, let's face it, isn't technically a "Christmas Song")-
here are some things I am loving this year-

Christmas Tree Boxes
Trish over at DaisysandDots is super sweet AND creative!
Buy them here.

"A Baby Changes Everything"

This beautiful and so true song can be found on my blog-
just scroll down to the player, it's the first song on the list!

Monkey Booties
Ooohhh, these are just too cute for words!
Buy them here.

My delicious and semi-famous
Snowball Chipper Cookies

(These are for you if you love coconut and chocolate, AKA- Mounds Bars!)

1/2 Cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup Sour Cream (Go for the real deal, people!)
2 TBSP melted butter/margarine
1 beaten egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 Cups Shredded coconut
1/2 Cup mini Chocolate Chips
4-6 oz semi-sweet chocolate
Parchment Paper
Wax Paper

-Sift flour/baking powder in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat sugar, sour cream, butter and egg white. At low speed, gradually add flour mixture, just until blended. Beat in vanilla and coconut. Stir in mini chocolate chips.

-Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and if desired, spray with vegetable oil (Pam). Form 1" balls by rolling coconut mixture and place 1" apart on baking sheet. Hint- dip fingers in warm water occasionally to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands. Also, make sure to pack the balls decently firm, or they will collapse when baking.

-Bake 18-22 minutes in an oven preheated to 325, just until coconut begins to brown. Cool on wire rack.

-Line cookie sheets with wax paper. Melt the semi sweet chocolate and dip cooled balls until bottom 1/4 is coated. Placed cookies dipped-side down on wax paper and refrigerate 30 minutes, until chocolate is set. Enjoy! Also, these cookies freeze beautifully.

If I had a picture, I'd post one, but all my snowball chippers seem to have vanished, somehow!

Laughing at Cake Wrecks!

I have to read this blog of botched professional cakes and snarky commentary daily!
Check it out here!

That's all for now, my lovelies,
feel free to post a few of your own favorite things!

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