Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Photo blogging challenge - December 2013 "Festive"

Festive .... festive, festive, festive .... what is festive?...   yeah, i was kind of humming and ha'ing on this challenge ... what to photograph to show festive ....

I could do trees, decorations .... pretty packages tied up with pretty strings and bows ... maybe even a fat man in a red suit ...

.... yeah ....

so I went with ..... Bitches!!!!

yes, i said it .... Bitches with a capital B .... let me explain .... years ago, a group of 8 women met at a large paper crafting group ... we enjoyed each others company so much that we broke away from the large group and became a small group of good friends.  We decided to give our group a little brand and decided on the oh so appropriate and happy "Paper Dolls" ... we even made paper dolls of ourselves  and took them with us on photo shoots and exotic locals ...
Then one night .... during a pj party crafting overnighter, we got into lemon meringue martinis .... in a very heavy way .... all i remember is a whole lot of laughter, many many delicious lemon martinis and the "Bitches" was born ....

 Our annual Christmas crafting event ... yeah ... nothing says festive like moustache shaped sugar cookies frosted in pink! (and note the festive christmas necklace)
 and what would our Christmas event be without Feuerzangenbowle!  Izzy is soaking the zucker hut in rum ...  (and check out that festive top!)
and then the cone is lit .... and what is that rum soaked sugar zucker hut melting into you ask???  well a good three bottles of merlot that has be simmering in spices ... yum!

 Every year, one of the bitch's husbands (he is a chef) makes our lunch ... open faced turkey sandwiches, with french onion soup, and a couple of amazing salads ... don't those sandwiches look festive!!!

Amazingly, one of the girls bought us all glasses that say "Merry Christmas Bitches" ... much laughter ensued .... 

and that is my festive contribution to this months Challenge.  Make sure you stop by PJ's blog a'lilhoohaa to check out all of the Festive posts by other bloggers ... 

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year ...
Peace love and paper
Jo

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like such a BLAST!!!! Happy New Year!!

Izzy said...

OMG!! LMAO!! what a great post! love hugs happy new year! ~bitch izzy~

Mike said...

Ha, great glasses. Looks like a great time all around. Happy New Year!

Babs-beetle said...

Now THAT brought a huge smile to my face! What a great time you all had and those glasses are fantastic!

Cheryl said...

What a fun group! Wishing you all the best in 2014!

Katherine said...

DAMN YOU I WANT THOSE GLASSES!!! Those are the best best best I have ever seen. And your quote, "and what would our Christmas event be without Feuerzangenbowle!" You know, I say that every year...! HA HA Ummmm Feurezeeadfoupe what??

I LOVED THESE!

Paul Myers said...

I loved the story that went along with all of them. That flaming rum thingamabog looks and sounds amazing.

P.J. said...

A good set of photos for the theme. I like those pint glasses, too. And the food... good plating. ;)

thegeoks said...

Wow! Just wow! What a great story to accompany your terrific photos. I'm completely amazed by that Feuerzangenbowle thingy...never seen anything like it. I'm thinking it merits some investigation - something like that would definitely add a new element to our family Christmas celebrations!

BECKY said...

So, Jo...which one is you in the photos? I can't tell...
Oh, and I LOVE your theme,"Christmas Bitches!" Hilarious!