Happy Nog

One sip of this
Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight
Beyond the bliss of dreams.
~John Milton

Happy Egg Nog Season everyone! I have an egg-stremely, egg-citing project for you. (Sorry, bad pun, but what did you egg-spect?!)

Egg Nog Bottle

I made this little egg nog set to continue a tradition we started a long time ago.

I was a floor nurse in a hospital before I started inspecting and investigating nursing homes. The first year I drew the short straw and had to work Christmas morning, my shift started at 6:00 AM. As much as the family loved waking up to Christmas, I knew no one wanted to get up before I left for work at 5:00 AM.

Egg Nog Set

So, after everyone went to bed on Christmas Eve, I prepared a recipe from the Southern Living 1986 Annual Recipes cookbook for crustless grits and ham pie. I set the table with fun Christmas linens and dishes. All the family had to do in the morning was stick the pie in the oven and enjoy.

The breakfast surprise was such a hit that every Christmas we make up the same recipe on Christmas eve to enjoy on Christmas morning.

Egg Nog Milk Glasses

This year I drew the short straw again. I’m on call on Christmas day to respond to priority one nursing home complaints. If the moon is properly aligned with the universe (and everyone behaves in the nursing homes), I’ll get to stay home. But, if not, I’ll have ready for Christmas morning – so the family won’t feel the need to eggs-communicate if I’m not there.

Egg Nog Milk Glass

Tips & Techniques

You can find the recipe for our Christmas Quiche in a blog post I wrote back in 2011 here: Friday Five Holiday Style.

This Winter Wonderland logo stamp from Purple Onion Designs is so versatile, I knew it would be perfect for decorating my milk glasses, juice bottle and mini mold jars.

I stamped the Winter Wonderland and Snowflake center with red and blue ink and popped up the snowflake center. You get the best results with a solid stamp set like this when you use a smooth card stock like this Neenah from CutCardStock.com.

I freakin’ love these vintage floral picks from Julie Collings Etsy shop. I used a snowflake doily die cut to create the felt wrap arounds and tied it all together with some bakers’ twine.

POD Winter Wonderland


Here are all the supplies for my Egg Nog set. The logo stamp set is on sale with the rest of the Purple Onion Designs stamp sets this week.

Holiday 2013 Sale blog

You should never give milk products to dogs, so little Olive doesn’t get any egg nog. She sure tried, though.


But, then she crashed.


She’s hard to photograph when she’s moving because she’s just a blur of activity – but she’s an angel when she sleeps.

Pass the nog!


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Sweet Comments

  1. Truly lovely! And such a special treat for your family. I do hope you are able to relax on Christmas Day! Olive is such a sweetheart. Years ago, on Christmas Eve, we noticed my cat was sitting like the sphinx – refused to move or turn his head – wasn’t even blinking. It occurred to us that he had likely been sneaking licks from abandoned glasses of spiked eggnog! Poor thing – it was NOT his best Christmas!
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