My heart is stuffed with marshmallows and tinsel..it's full haha
I said I was making up for the year without Christmas..
Merrymaking mission accomplished.
Traditional primary Christmas colors make me feel all nostalgic, grandma Betty used to stuff our presents in a cream burlap "santa sack" every year. She made it so much fun.
We had a pretty amazing Holiday!
and ate a lot..
|iced wintermint cake|
I spent the days leading up listening to my favorite classic songs and being
a mad scientist in the kitchen baking/making giftable treats.
I've been making these vanilla marshmallows for a few years now, I use a Martha/Ina method combo..they come out perfect every time. Even without the kitchen aide stand mixer I'm dying for..15 min by hand haha. My first time making a big batch!
So amazing melting in hot cocoa..
I always dab any leftover lid nilla on my wrist per my baking days with Betty.. the house and I smelled amazing.
Apple Pie infused whiskey
Betty Jo's Fudge
went ham on the cooking section at Tj Maxx
had to have silver sugar pearls!
scallops and snowflakes
Scored these last minute on sale for under 5, for 6 perfect little boxes! Last minute shopping is awesome sometimes. Martha saves the day.
Packed full with:
caramel apple cloud
and last minute present wrapping
Went the classic wrapping route- hoarded this Scotch plaid paper a few years ago, tied up with black string and simple white tags.
We're tuckered out. Luke thinks he pulled something wrapping presents..probably haha
We recovered with movies and Chinese food..don't all good Christmas stories end with laughter and Chinese food?
Hope you had a Happy Holiday!