Christmas time is not only a season of Love, Giving, and Hope, it is a season of remembering…our minds return to the days when loved ones who have passed celebrated with us. And when I came across this old photo of our children from 1997, I couldn’t help the feeling of warm and fuzzy in my heart.
A season of noble fir fragrance, festive decorations that bring joy…
and cozy evenings with a flickering fire or dancing candlelight.
A season of traditional baking while adding a new sinfully, delicious recipe…
1 c. salted butter, 1/2 c. sugar, 2 c. flour, 1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional), 1/2 c. toffee chips
Directions: soften butter and mix with sugar and flour. Add toffee chips and nuts. Pat into a 9×13 ungreased pan. Be sure edges are straight. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. While hot, use a pastry brush to spread the glaze on: 1 c. powdered sugar, 3 T. milk, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Let cool and cut into squares. Enjoy!
And the king of the house (Copper) will not be forgotten, sporting his new holiday hoodie to keep warm in his older years, while he wonders what Santa will bring him this year…
many merry shapes
frosted and sprinkled with love
from my heart to yours
❤️ ❤️ ❤️
This is my last post for the year, and I’ll be on Christmas break
as of tomorrow. So I wish you all a holiday season
filled with lots of love and sweetness!
Thank you for your wonderful visits to read my thoughts in verse and prose.
See you in the New Year! 🎄🎉🎉🎉🎄
© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
62 thoughts on “Merry Wishes with a Sprinkle of Sugar!”
Thank you, Lauren, for all your wise thoughts and –
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”
Thanks for your lovely words and wishes, Joanna. 💞
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas as you basked in the memories and create new ones. Xo
Thanks so much, Darlene, and Cheers to a new year with new creativity. 💗
Thanks, Beth! Enjoy! 💞
Thank you for the recipe, Lauren! Have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for 2023!
You’re welcome, Diane. Enjoy, and thanks for the wonderful wishes! 💗
Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄
Thanks, Paula! Enjoy the season! 🎄❄️
All the best to you and your family, Lauren.
Thanks for the wishes, Anneli. It was great to meet you this year. 💗
Same here, Lauren. This is one thing I love about blogging. You meet so many people along the way and some you really click with.
Adorable children, a festive tree, a stylish dog–and cookies! What more could one ask for. Enjoy your holiday with your family, Lauren!
Thanks, Liz, and I couldn’t agree more. Although, we totally forgot to buy new tree lights, so they turned out festive and funky. 🙂 It was great to connect with you this year, too. Enjoy! 🥰
You’re welcome, Lauren! I’m glad we’ve connected as well.
Super post. Happy Holidays. Lauren and Happy New Year as well
Thanks, John, and the same to you! 🎉❤️
Have a warm and wonderful holiday!
Thanks, Janis! Wishing you the same! 💞
This is so precious Lauren. love all of your pictures and love shared. Enjoy every minute! 💗
I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos, Cindy. Thanks for your kind words. Enjoy your family during this holiday season. Love and hugs! 💗🎄❄️
I sure did and I will love every minute for sure. You do the same and thanks for the wishes and love and hugs! 💞
The Christmas celebration is not quite the same when children leave home to take up their own careers.
It’s all good now, Ian. The transition is behind us and now we can’t wait to see them when they visit. 🙂
Our kids live on the other side of the Pacific Ocean to us so we envy you getting to see them this Christmas. Have a happy one.
I understand. Our kids are on the other side of the country, so it’s tough in that we don’t see them as often as we’d like. But we visit them or they visit us and we make the most of the time. We hope in retirement to live closer to at least one of them. We shall see. Enjoy your holiday. Zoom or Facetime are good options too. 🙂
Ah, Merry Christmas, my dear Lauren to you and your loved ones and thank you for the …sprinkle of sugar! Enjoy the holidays, my dearest friend!
Love and merry wishes! 🎄❤️🎄😘❤️😘🎄❤️🎄
Thanks for the wishes, too, Marina! And many more for a wonderful new 2023! Love and hugs coming your way! 🎄💗🎄💗🎄💗🎄😘
Oh, many many more for 2023!!!!
Merry Christmas, Lauren!
Thanks, Binky, and the same to you all!
Beautiful memories Lauren. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and all good things for the new year and onward. Hugs ❤
Thanks, Debby! Wishing you the same. May the new year continue to bring more light into your life. Love and hugs to you! ❄️🎄💗
Thanks so much Lauren. Love and holiday hugs to you. ❤ xx
Wonderful memories Lauren and such a beautiful poem and post. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much, Kamal. Wishing you a beautiful holiday and a new year filled with lots of joy and wonderful possibilities. ❤️🎄❄️
You are always welcome Lauren. Lots of love and hugsxxxxxxx
Hugs and love to you too 🤗🤗🤗
Fabulous blog post Lauren and I love it. Christmas is indeed a glorious day we get to not only have gifts, love and celebrations and delicious foods but we honor Jesus Christ the Lord and his birth that saved the whole of the human race.
Also, I love the decorations there such as the Trees and your children’s pictures that’s sweet. The Toffee looks yummy too.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 🌲🌲🙏
Thank you for your lovely comment, Mthobisi, and I wish you a blessed Christmas and a safe ringing in the new year! And the toffee bars are truly yummy if you feel the desire to bake. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🎄❄️🎉
Wow! Your decorations are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us, and happy holidays! 🥰
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, and I hope you get the chance to try the toffee bars. They’re absolutely delicious! Happy Holidays to you and yours! ❤️🎄❄️
You’re very welcome 😊 I’m definitely printing that recipe 🥰 thank you!
Aromas and scents become a huge part of memory. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Lauren. Hugs.
They sure do, Teagan. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely wishes. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy ringing in of the new year. Sending hugs! ❤️🎉
Merry Christmas dear Lauren (& family)! You are one delicious and lovely holiday mush head. I adore your loving spirit!
Resa, your choice of words crack me up. Okay, I’m fine with “delicious and lovely holiday mush head.” That’s me and always will be! I love your sense of humor! Thanks for your kind words, always. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a safe and fun celebration into 2023! Hugs! ❤️🎄❄️🎉😘
Lovely reminisce. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, Lauren. ❄️✨🌹🎄❤️
Thanks so much, Jeff! Wishing you the same and hoping the new year brings endless writing inspiration your way!
Sending holiday hugs! 🤗🎄❄️🎉
You’re most welcome, Lauren! Always. Aww, thank you! Sending big holiday hugs back! 🤗🕯🎄☕️❄️
HI Lauren, Christmas is definitely very special when their are young children in the house. I have read and reviewed Finding a Balance and posted my review to Amazon US and Goodreads. I’ll post to my blog in the New Year. Happy Holidays.
HI Robbie, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and thanks for reading and reviewing my book. It seems like that book and New Day, New Dreams came out a lifetime ago. Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year! ❤️
Very heartwarming , Lauren! Thanks for sharing your pictures and memories. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy a blessed new year for 2023.
It is wonderful being connected with you,
Thanks for your beautiful words, Lisa. We had a wonderful Christmas, the best gift of our kids visiting from across the country. I wish you a joyful new year and feel the same about our connection. Sending love and virtual hugs. 🤗❤️🎉
That is great to hear! xoxo
Lovely post full of the wonders of the season!
Hope you are enjoying your holidays Lauren. Can’t wait to read you in 2023!
In the meantime stay well and happy!
Thanks, Marie! It’s been a great holiday with our kids home, but I look forward to finding out what 2023 brings. Can’t wait to read you too! Hugs ❤️