as I was editing the photos for today, I realized they collectively scream “I’m an adult”
hence why I don’t have two weeks off for christmas anymore.
now after that stellar introduction ..
it is the ‘best’ feeling when you have a spice-heavy recipe to make and you have ALL the needed spices in your spice rack. I almost always have to purchase something. but folks, I am now an adult.
winter in iowa triggers chili cravings.
I participated in an ornament exchange hosted by a slice of mudpie. for the exchange, I received mandy of mandy’s money blog. after a little “research,” I discovered she loves to bake. so when I found this little guy, I knew it was perfect for her.
she sent me a handful of pretty ornaments.
plus this gem to commemorate [J] & I’s engagement.
christmas is in five short days.
[J] & I are headed to my hometown tomorrow to celebrate with some of my family. we’re doing a white elephant style gift exchange at my aunt & uncle’s, and I cannot wait to steal the sweetest gift from someone. that’s me full of holiday cheer. and tonight, I may
ask make [J] bake cookies with me.
what’s in store for your weekend?
happy friday all.
the first week of december is crazily behind us. which means, less than 20 days until christmas. ahhh! besides the below zero temperatures outside, I love this month. so much
holiday cheer happiness. the only downside, shopping days are numbered. I need to get it done.
so far so great on the #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge. the house is decorated, the tree is up, and tonight we’re watching “elf”.
“is this too much?”.
we received this ornament at our engagement party. and love it so much, because this was quite literally the scene after [J] proposed. very happy campers. what a thoughtful gift.
on tuesday our #LLinaBCHolidayChallege was to make a big pot of chili. which [J] made himself and even took a picture for me
to put on the blog. proud blogger fiance :)
I won this pretty pair of chloe + isabel pearl & crystal earrings. I love days when the mailbox holds goodies like this.
I fell for this rustic star stocking holder from crate & barrel. but [J] said “don’t buy it!!! I’ll make it”. and this is his finished product. I love it! I think it’s so much better. it’s us. and very rustic.
don’t forget it’s not too late to jump on board with the holiday challenge. just snap a photo & share with #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge on twitter or instagram.
have the best weekend.