24 December 2009

Joyeuses Fetes!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."
- by Henry Livingston

Mes milleurs voeux de bonheur, de santé, et de prospérité dans cette periode de fetes. Je vous souhaite tous un Joyeux Noël et une Bonne Année. On part pour quelques jours de vacances donc....a 2010!

xxx Little Miss Cupcake

15 December 2009

Concours Noel sur Little Miss Cupcake V.O.

C'est la saison des fetes! Comme l'annee derniere, je vous propose des nombreux cadeaux pour les accros de cupcakes sur mon blog en anglais. La plupart des produits sont disponibles sur l'internet donc foncez-vous vite voir les articles selectionés.

J'ai le plaisir aussi de vous annoncer un concours pour Noel - c'est ouvert aux residents de la France, Les Etats-Unis (Continental - desolee Hawaii et Alaska) et Le Royaume Uni. Laissez-moi un petit mot en bas pour dire ce que vous desirez pour les fetes. N'oubliez pas de mettre votre email ou un moyen de vous joindre. Le concours terminera le 24 decembre a midi ("Paris time"). Les prix? 2 calendriers 2010 par les createurs du livre: Hello, Cupcake! Pour plus des chances a gagner, 1) suivre mon blog (en cliquant sur le bouton "Follow" sur le coté gauche de ce page) et/ou 2) devenir un "fan" de mon page sur Facebook. Bonne chance a tous!

01 December 2009

Jingle Bell Rock

Les cupcakes crees pour la soiree de Noel 30 ans en beaute. Je suis presque prete a partir avec les cupcakes: Caramel Dolce, Chocobutter, Cotton Candy (Barbe a Papa) et Cointreauversial. A toute a l'heure les filles!