Howdy ya’ll! I’m back from a family trip to Alabama and what a wonderful trip it was.
Now that I’m home it’s Christmas time, I have so many recipes, stories, traditions, presents dancing around in my head like the nutcracker suite.
Isabel and I made some really wonderful little hand-painted pillow ornaments last night. Truman tried to grab them off the table, red paint on the t-shirt and on the floor. But he was pretty proud of himself.
Tonight we’re going to copious amounts of glitter to red and white felt stars. Waiting until Truman is in bed before glitter comes out of the craft closet.
This is the first year I’ll be really decorating in this house and I want our house to not only reflect our style but our philosophy on life: so I’ll be sharing our recycled, free-cycled, up-cycled, thrifted, handmade and wonderful holiday!
I’m going to brag a little since I am ahead of the game for the first time in my life! I have our Christmas cards already printed via Snapfish. My week of holiday menus are nearly planned and all the frozen items shopped for and most of my Christmas gifts are completed. We’re putting up our Christmas tree tonight, baking cookies and making Isabel’s new favorite, hot chocolate.
Whew! I don’t feel stressed about it yet, but I’m sure I will soon. Slow and steady wins the race? Right?
Microwave Hot Chocolate
1 8 oz. Mircrowave safe mug of milk
Scant 1 tsp. of cocoa powder
2 tsp (or less) of powdered sugar
Microwave for 30 seconds to a minute— until the milk is warmed and the chocolate melted. Yum, Yum!
A splash of Baileys Irish Cream for Me and Eric... so good.
I am using this wonderful little tool, SpringPad to keep all of my brain-wanderings organized digitally (along with my Moleskine sketchbook and monthly calendar).
Molly over mommycoddle at had some great ideas about Christmas present organizing.