I’m so excited to cook dinner tonight and tomorrow in my new Christmas apron! Check out what we are cooking here.
taking pictures of our Christmas decorations
eating a few too many cookies
feeling excited for where my blog and etsy shop are headed in 2014
going to the movies to see the Hobbit
wrapping Christmas gifts
drinking hot chocolate with homemade peppermint marshmallows
wearing scarves to stay warm
getting ready to reorganize my creative work space
finishing up last minute Christmas gifts
goal setting for 2014
looking forward to Christmas!
Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms
Appetizer: White bean puree with pita and veggies for dipping (from Cook Like a Rock Star by Ann Burrell)
Every year I like to make a new handmade Christmas ornament for our tree, to celebrate something important from the year. Last year I made a wedding ornament. I took an extra wedding invitation, cut it in strips, curled the strips and stuffed them inside a clear ball ornament.
This year I wanted to make an ornament for our move to Colorado. I saw this idea on pinterest and decided to recreate it.
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Cuernitos- a family recipe
Crispy Oatmeal Cookies- a family recipe
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies– from Brown Eyed Baker- an old family favorite
Soft White Filled Cookies from Eat Live Run – I tried these last year and they are so good!
Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows from Brown Eyed Baker- Another favorite from last year!
Holiday Biscotti from Giada De Laurentiis- a favorite from the last few years.
I just opened my etsy shop yesterday! I am selling handmade winter table runners for only $25. These would make a great Christmas gift.The modern red and aqua color scheme would be perfect to dress up your Christmas table but can also be used all winter. There is only one of each color available, so if your interested go check out my shop before they are gone.
In November I was working out a few times a week. I want to do better than that and work out everyday in December for at least 30 minutes! The weather here in Colorado has been fluctuating between really cold and pretty mild. On the warms days, I plan to go for a 4.5 mile walk. Because this takes me about 1 hour and 20 minutes, I definitely won’t be doing it everyday. I have a plan for a shorter workout on those really cold days. Continue reading
This year I am starting a Christmas through the years album. It will be similar to the December Daily approach except that i’m not planning on taking a photo a day. Instead, I’m focusing on how we celebrate the season and telling the bigger stories in more detail. I don’t want to stress myself out by setting an expectation to document a photo/ story a day.
I am using a big 12 x 12 album and hope I can fit at least five years of Christmas documentation in this album. I will be using a variety of Project Life page protectors and inserts. Continue reading