Sandra | 2010-12-14 08:28:32
Hello -- Sorry I missed last week. Life got a little crazy as I had Good Morning America, Today Show, Weekend Today, and a satellite media tour (which is basically 20 cities or more via satellite one morning). I hosted a cookie demonstration at Macy's and shot the cover for my bake sale book coming out this March. It was also my sweethearts birthday and we had a 200 plus person party I was helping to host! So I had a good excuse-- still I apologize I missed you.
The Friday following Thanksgiving I put up 7 Christmas Trees with my elf Steve. God Bless him-- we had a ball and created a Christmas wonderland pretty enough to be a book. I love the busy anticipation leading up to the holiday, when trees need trimming, lights need hanging, and gifts need wrapping. Although there's seems to be so much to do, it is a labor of love. When Christmas arrives, you can feel good about welcoming friends and family into a warm, festive home.
During this time of year, I enjoy driving around the local neighborhoods to admire the beautiful holiday decorations adorning different homes. I love holiday home tours on parade --inside and out. Some homes are truly jaw-dropping. This week, I'm working to bring those homes to you through my magazine, when I'll be doing a photo shoot in my own home of my Christmas trees. There are beautiful homes available for tours all around the country - it's a great way to spend a fun afternoon with your family.
If you have not picked up the Special Collector's Issue of my Christmas magazine it's a must have full of holiday home decorating tips and fabulous food recipes. Plus, Food Network will be airing an encore of my White Christmas episode so tune in on Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. EST/10:30 CT. My sister Kimber and I show you how to make Snowy Angel Food Cakes, White Chocolate Egg Nog and more.
Recipe of the Week: This Wednesday, December 15, celebrate Lemon Cupcake Day with my Lemon Cloud Cupcakes (Desserts 2). It's light and topped with creamy meringue for a lovely treat.
Cheers to a happy, healthy holiday,