Celebrations and Sales

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Celebrations and Sales

Whew!  Happy, happy Tuesday all!  I am still recovering from a great celebration weekend with family, but wanted to get going again with a post about Celebrations and Sales!

I hope everyone here experienced joyful celebrations this past weekend and that all are warm and safe.

We began celebrating with family on Friday and went strong all the way to the end of day on Sunday.

It was a blessing and now I am looking forward to a joyous beginning to 2023.


Celebrations and sales

I changed my outfit plan for our Christmas Eve celebration.

We began at our Church service and I wore brown and forrest green.

The brown denim and snakeskin shacket are both past Chico’s purchases and I topped it with my gold snowflake scarf.

CHICO’S SEMI-ANNUAL SALE  is well underway with some pieces 70% off!!

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This is also what I was wearing for a horse drawn carriage ride around the JW Marriott and Resort!  

I regretted not bringing a coat…it was freezing!  But singing Christmas carols at the top of our lungs made it warmer and a special memory.

Members of our family stayed at the resort for the holiday and I am so impressed with all of the activities they have for kids and celebrations.

My daughter said, she would highly recommend it.


celebrations and sales

Of course, there are many big sales happening for your celebrations right now.

I have gift cards…thank you family…and will be watching them closely.

Last TALBOTS RED HANGAR SALE, I purchased this Joyful sweatshirt just for this celebration and I loved wearing and owning it.

There are some great pieces in the sale now…just click that link and check it out.


There are even more…just go to my SHOPPING LINKS at the top of this page and you will find the retailers!

Bless you to all who shop with these links!


celebrations and sales

Here is a celebration update…

I shared this peppermint cookie recipe with you in this SUNDAY MORNING AT HOME post and told you I froze the dough.

Well, the dough turned out to be these delicious little trees with peppermint sprinkles…I even had them to share with little Christmas carolers who stopped by.

I really like this dough…it is so easy to work with for cutouts and the flavor is excellent.  I still highly recommend the recipe.

celebrations and sales

Even in freezing weather in South Texas, we are accustomed to eating ice cream at our celebrations.

I made a Peppermint Ice Cream pie with a homemade chocolate sauce…it went so quick, I did not get a picture of the pie!

But, it really is so simple….

I made a graham cracker crust with Cinnamon Graham Crackers.

Filled it with an excellent Peppermint Ice Cream and froze it.

The chocolate sauce is so good and can be used on anything….

GERMAN CHOCOLATE SAUCE (The picture shows a double portion)

1/2 cup butter

1 4oz package of sweet German Chocolate…I use Baker’s In a green package

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 5 oz can of evaporated milk

In a small pan, over low heat, melt the butter and add the chocolate pieces to melt as well.   Stir it often until all is melted.

Next stir in the sugar, vanilla, salt and milk and bring to a boil increasing the heat to medium.  Cook at least five minutes and don’t stop stirring.

I store it in the refrigerator and then reheat the sauce in the microwave to put over each piece of the pie and then top each slice with whipped cream…it went fast.

I also love to do this with Pralines and Cream Ice Cream…so good.


celebrations and sales

With four dogs, one mad cat, and six kids nine and under, the celebration got so wild at our house that someone called the police!

Just kidding…but these adorable cops did steal the show!  One of these guys just loves costumes so much!

Please share with us any special moments from your holiday celebrations over the weekend!  We would love to hear….

Yes…tomorrow there will be a Today’s News for Women Over 50…the news goes on…and then we will be discussing the new year ahead.


By Pamela Lutrell

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