Monday, December 20, 2010

Cookie Festival

This is me and my crazy best friend Melissa.

She invited a group of us to her place for a cookie festival today. Lots of food ...

games ...

... and 19 different types of cookies for everyone to take home. (I feel a sugar high coming on!)

When she first told me her plan, I thought she was out of her mind. I've heard of cookie exchanges, where everyone bakes up their favorite recipe and brings it along to share. But this girl took it upon herself over the past week to bake up 2-3 batches a day in preparation for this day. Did I mention she is crazy! ??? That's why we love her!

I hope your week is filled with the sweet gift of friendship. Peace and blessings, Tammy

36 comments:

Happy@Home said...

How fun! What a sweet (pun intended :) friend you have. I love those corn flake wreath cookies. Haven't had one in years.
Merry Christmas to you.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, you look a lot alike, Tammy!
Must have been so much fun baking these lovelies together!!
Enjoy this last week before Christmas. Now I must stay a little longer to enjoy your happy background music ^_^

Melanie said...

Looks like you've definitely been enjoying the blessings of friendship lately - me, too! I went out to dinner with a friend this weekend and this morning, I went for a massage with another friend. :-)

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

Indeed you will have a sugar high... But it is more about an overdose on LOVE!

Enjoy your special friendship with Melissa and the upcoming Christmas!

Mariette's Back to Basics

~~Carol~~ said...

A Cookie Festival sounds like a dream to me! And how nice of your friend to bake all of the cookies. That is one sweet friend!
Happy Monday!
Carol

Diane said...

She doesn't LOOK crazy! She's very beautiful. Diane

Marilyn said...

Oh dear, more sugar!! but I'll bet it was fun! I baked like that one year....didn't look at another cookie until the next November!!

Jan said...

You and Melissa look like 2 Peas in a Pod. Isn't it grand to have a crazy best friend?

Yummy cookies...I'll live through YOU this year as I'm not baking. Haven't lost the Thanksgiving weight yet!

Hugs,
Jan

Rizzi said...

HOW NICE, I LOVE COOKIE EXCHANGES. THEY ALL LOOK YUMMY...CHRISTMAS GAMES, THAT IS SO NICE. SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR PRE-HOLIDAY PARTIES. RIZZI

My Grama's Soul said...

WOW.......how lucky you are to have a friend who LOVES BAKING so much....they all looked yummy...

Just an aside....how is it celebrating a holiday in your part of the world....just curious?????

Xo

Jo

sissie said...

Wow, that's a lot of good cookies. I sure wish I could have sampled them! Glad you have a friend that is so generous and fun loving.

hugs
Sissie

Sheila Rumney said...

Definitely a sugar high... What a wonderful friend and so many great memories with her.

May you and your family have a joyous and blessed Christmas. It has been a blessing to get to know you through your blog this past year. Many blessings to you for a wonderful new year!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

So glad to hear about your holiday times. I think you have been having a great time. Blessings to you and yours dear blogger pal.
QMM

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow Tammy is she crazy? hahaha
Thank you so much for taking the time to remember me around the holidays. It is so sweet and you to do that.
Love how you decorated your site for Christmas.
I am so afraid of changing mine because I know I would break something. lol
Hope your well and enjoying the season.
Have a very Merry Christmas
Love
Maggie

glor said...

19 different cookies! You certainly are having much holiday and friendship, how wonderful to share such goodness. May your holidays continue with such sweet blessings and love.

Bettyann said...

How lovely Tammy to have such a darling friend like Melissa..wow..19 different kinds of cookies...would have loved to taste the results...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family..

vicki said...

These cookies are beautiful Tammy. I have never been to a cookie exchange but I think I would LOVE to go to one!

(thanks for keeping me honest with the recipe - I made the correction post haste!!)

Merry Christmas from me to you - (way over there!) the photo of your family on your blog header is beautiful!

vicki

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for the few pounds I gained looking at all those yummy cookies this morning!!

But more importantly thanks for having The Partridge Family playing...brought back A LOT of memories!! Hmmm...I wonder what ever happened to those posters....

Merry Christmas!!!

deborahspalette said...

Hi, Tammy! Thanks for stopping in & the sweetest comment...Those cookies look yummy! I always enjoy your pictures, they tell a story all on there own. Have Merry Merry Christmas!
Love your family pic. in the header. Many Blessings, Deborah

Zuzu said...

Ahhh, your friend reminds me of my mother's best friend. Every year she baked soooo many different kinds of cookies and made cookie boxes for everyone she knew. It was magical!!!

It looks like you had a great time together! If I don't get the chance to pop by again - I'm wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Zuzu

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

What a fab picture of you two. I think that is such a sweet thing she did! How does she find the time with her brood and her life? Tell Melissa I said hello!!
Blessings to you both and tell Renee hello too!
love ya chicky!
Gwenn

crochet lady said...

Nineteen different kinds...wowza, that is a lot of baking. Your friend must love to do it. How fun to have an evening together.

Heather said...

The cookie party sounds like a lot of fun as does the nice brunch you posted about earlier. Hope you are having a great day Tammy! :-)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Crazy friends are just the best thing, aren't they! that sounds like a great party! and yes...bring on the sugar high! heheheee....


I so badly want a cookie today.....i keep seeing them all over blog land today....guess I will have to get to the kitchen and bake now!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Donna B said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. How nice to meet you and so far away!!! What a fun, cheery, blog you have! Merry Christmas to you.

I miss my best friend, she lives in California, along with my sister, my other best friend. There is nothing like enjoying "crazy fun times" with a girlfriend!

Blessings, health and happiness to you and your family!

Melissa said...

Wow! A whole post devoted to me:) I'm not crazy, I'm just insane!! I had so much fun doing this even though it was a bit hectic at times. It was fun watching everyone turning into 5 year olds for those brief few minutes of cookie collecting.
Hello Gwen. Kids are in school and baby Lillian is the sweetest most well behaved baby. I have been so inspired by you Tammy and Renee and another friend of mine, Dawn who actually made 45 different kinds of cookies. Now she's a nut!
I am planning on keeping this a yearly tradition and eventually a cookie exchange maybe. Ya know, I was thinking the same thing as Saskia. I think we're morphing into each other cause we hang around so much...lol. Thats not a bad thing cause you're one cute chick. Glad you loved the cookies and that I spread a little joy your way as you have done so many times for me. Love ya :*

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Are you certain you're not SISTERS?? Beautiful! And you look like you are sooo happy! Continue in your happiness and Merry happy joy-filled Christmas to you and yours :-)

Suz said...

OMG, Tammy, That looks like a wonderful event. I love cookies more than anything!

Thank you so much for your support and your lovely comments on my blog. It really keeps me going!

Hugs,
Suz

Brenda Kula said...

Friends are truly the best presents there are.
Brenda

Rebecca said...

How wonderful... good cookies, good friends and not necessarily in that order.
Blessings to you this wonderful Christmas week
Rebecca

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
You and Melissa are beautiful!! She is a sweetheart to prepare all of those cookies for her friends. I know you and your family will enjoy them during this holiday season. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate your friendship and wish you a blessed holiday!! Vicki

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Sounds like fun Tammy. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Blessings,
Marcia

Cindy Adkins said...

It's so amazing what your friend baked--what a special person!!! You and Melissa are gorgeous!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! Your blog is an amazing Winter Wonderland...how adorable!!!
XO

Ati. said...

Tammy, thank you for your lovely comments throughout the year. Very much appreciated:)
Your cookies looks yummy.
Lovely family photo in the blog header!
Merry Christmas!

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy! She puts me to shame... not one batch over here! Hannah made crispy treats and puppy chow for her friends at school and maybe we can get our sugar cookies done today, we got our tree decorated at 11:00 last night, it has been a hectic time to say the least! Theresa xoxo

Anonymous said...

What a fun day, and leave it to Melissa to do it. Where was this cookie day when I was in Kuwait?? I like to make cookies, but this goes beyond what I could do. I love that she did it, and maybe one day, I will be there to join you for it. Enjoy the cookies. I know everyone who was there will do just that!!

Lovely picture of my two most wonderful friends!! I miss you guys!!

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