Cute idea for a faux fireplace: Old crate filled with logs, greens, pinecones, and lights.This would look great on the porch by the front door! Or place it by a painted wall square surrounded by molding for a faux fireplace in any room!
Holiday Centerpiece- One of the simplest centerpieces is a glass vase filled with water and real cranberries (not frozen or dried) and a white floating candle. Use a vase with a large opening & a non-scented candle.
Outrageous Chocolate Cookies by Martha Stewart. Made these for a Cookie Swap. So rich & delicious! My new favorite cookie dough, too - not that I sample cookie dough, while I bake. :) Link is for 100 Christmas Holiday Cookie Recipes.