The hubbub from our small town is that the lights in the trees downtown are all cattywompus this year. While some trees look great, like this one above, others were only lit on the trunks, then the underside of the tree, giving it a palm tree sort-of look. People were perplexed. “We’ve never done it like this before.” “Are we running out of money?” “Is it a political statement?” “Is it a reflection of our educational system?”
Here’s a photo from AL.com of the offending trees. You can read the accompanying story by John Sharp HERE.
The Fairhope City Council finally stepped in and made an emergency decision to spend more money to return the tree lights to their full glory. From what I understand, all will soon be back to standard lighting expectations. Our lights remain brightly shining until the Arts and Crafts Festival in mid-March, so we are relieved we don’t have to endure the sadness of half-way lit trees.
Glad that’s settled.
Cookies ready to go.
To fluff it out a bit and make sure we had enough, I also did the Oreo Cookie trick (HERE) to go along with the homemade goodies.
And a party isn’t complete unless you have goodies from my dearest friend Rachel in Marietta, GA who has her own line of cookie mixes, jams, flavored salts, and the most delicious fudge you’ve ever tasted. Go to her web site HERE to take a look at all the deliciousness you can order for yourself. She’ll be glad to send you a box of yum!
To see the story about Rachel’s gorgeous house, click HERE.
I’m hosting one more festive event and Christmas day lunch for the family, so it’s back to the kitchen for me. Hope you are ready to enjoy the beauty and excitement of the season!