This afternoon my wife, my Mom and I all went to Tacoma to the Tacoma Dome for the Holiday Food & Gift Show. I had never been to this show but every year my wife and I talk about wanting to go. This year she had the Friday of the show off, so we decided to do it.

It was pretty cool. They had lots of neat stuff but it was all so expensive… at least to me it was. I saw tons of people walking around with bags filled with goodies they had bought… who says we’re in a recession?!? It did cost like $10/person to get in as well as $8 for parking, so maybe that’s why I had nothing left to buy anything with, huh?

I did try some fudge though… which was the last thing I needed, honestly! However, I was getting my Mom some sugar free chocolate fudge with walnuts in it and I noticed some Eggnog Fudge and I HAD to try that! I have never seen eggnog fudge before and it ended up being either one of the greatest fudges I have ever tried or one of my worst nightmares… maybe both! I must say that I loved it and savored every bite… but now I need to make some. So see, it’s both. 🙂 I will be making some of that soon!

One of the cooler parts of the show, to me any how, was the decorations. Everything was so Christmas-y. They even had a few really cool lighted items you could buy. They were all wire frame, looked awesome, but cost way too much! I loved the wire frame lighted garland spiral trees… but the medium sized ones were $100!! I am fairly certain if I had the time and $$ for materials that we could build them for much, much less. There is picture below of a couple of them in different sizes.

Gotta say also that I got to see Karolyn Grimes there as well. If you don’t know who she is the one who at the age of 6, in 1946, played the role of Zuzu Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life”. She is now 68 and it must have been a wonderful life cause her acting career didn’t go anywhere…her last movie credit is from 1952, when she was 12… but she sure has milked this movie for everything she can and I think that is just awesome! I love “It’s A Wonderful Life” as my wife and I watch it every holiday season at least once.