Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I don't know about you but this link up just brings a smile to my face. When Courtney, Liz, and I got together to host something this Christmas our original idea was Christmas Cookies & Desserts, but we knew we could make it just a little bit more fun. So the Christmas Desserts & Tacky Sweaters Link Up was born! Honestly, it has been making me laugh ever since we landed on it. Just look at those fabulous sweaters above, if that doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit, I don't know what will.
So, the details...
Get in the kitchen and whip up one of your favorite Christmas desserts, or find something that looks fabulous and new to try, or even go the semi homemade route and decorate some store bought sugar cookies. Take lots of pictures to share and if you are up for it snap one of you in a delightfully tacky Christmas sweater showing off your dessert as well. Write up a recipe post so we can all try it for ourselves, and then come link it up with either Courtney, Elizabeth, or myself on December 23rd & 24th. The link up will open at and close just in time for Santa to make his rounds at on Christmas Eve. Don't forget to leave a little of your Christmas dessert out for Santa to try too.
Not sure if you feel like finding a tacky sweater? All three of us doctored up sweaters we either already owned or nabbed at Goodwill for a few bucks. It doesn't have to be anything complicated, the point is to have a little random Christmas fun with it. But, nothing to worry about if you'd rather not you can absolutely link up just a Christmas dessert recipe - no silly sweaters required!
Not sure what dessert to make this year? Try one of these: incredibly easy oreo cookie truffles, one of my absolutely fave cookies - chocolate crinkles, I don't even like gingerbread but these are delicious - white chocolate topped soft gingerbread cookies, my favorite sugar cookie - lofthouse sugar cookies, or a yearly tradition in our home - red velvet cheesecake cake.
We hope to see all of your Christmas treats next week!
Monday, December 15, 2014
|Come on in!|
|My favorite decoration - my Willow Tree nativity|
(excuse the bad lighting)
|Stockings next to our wood stove|
|Under our TV|
|The only toddler-proof decoration I can put on a lower shelf :)|
|My favorite ornament - Reese's handprint from last year|
Everyday when we get home, Reese insists we "turn lights on!" I have 3 battery operated things that always have to be on - the Christmas tree and Micky snowman on the sofa table, and the snowmen globe on our entertainment center. And of course the Christmas tree lights, which are now on a timer. :) I love seeing how excited she is about everything and I'm very much looking forward to Christmas with her this year!
|Had to include one of her toys that she plays with right next to the tree :)|