As we roll into the near year (how is that possible...) I usually by now how some goals set..deeper thoughts about what I REALLY want for the next year... but lately I'm just rolling with it! Thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite shopping finds - books, fitness, foods/snacks and just fun stuff.
I LOVE baking and I love eating cookies! I get asked ALL the time...why are you NOT 400 lbs? How do you bake all of those things and not eat it all? and most recently I have had a lot of questions about finding a balance during the holidays...eating some treats..having some cocktails...and not going TOTALLY on a spiral downward away from your health goals and progress you have made so far in 2017.
Merry Christmas Eve! And why yes, it DOES look like the star is on top of my head - we may have had a few laughs over that one (probably even more funny when the riesling is flowing) We hosted my side of the family here yesterday for our own Christmas! We don't have a ton of space, but we make it work and this year there were thirteen of us - my mom is still recovering back home in the nursing home from a recent hip surgery but I'm so happy my dad still came for a short while.
seriously LOVING taking the time this year to get crafty and creative with my Christmas decor and wrapping. My mom was the BEST gift wrapper..and since she hasn't been able to do much of that I plan on carrying that on. (or attempt to) I'm serious though...she made her own bows...and the patterns of the wrapping ALWAYS matched up perfectly. I;ve got big shoes to fill!
Noods as in NOODLES! - It's the perfect weather and time of year for SOUP and it's always a super convenient way to use up whatever is in the fridge too! Put together this crockpot coup recipe with inspiration from Simply Taralynn's latest recipes - go check out her blog too!
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or really give me it all times of the year. I slurped this down in about 2.5. I LOVE everything about treats during the holidays! The baking of cookies and treats, making goodie trays to give out and eating treats too! Also can't go wrong with the holiday drinks that are out right now! White chocolate peppermint mochas...salted caramel everything... how do you even pick???
Happy December! You got your Christmas shopping done yet? I surely don't - in fact I still haven't gotten the tree up! Buuuuttt some of the Christmas decor has started to creep in and I went a little nuts at Michaels and Menards the other day and grabbed some more stuff to decorate the porch AND for the house. Hey I couldn't hold back on a good deal! Michael's had their Christmas decor 70% off! I mean LED twinkle lights for decorating with a remote AND a set of LED candles with remote for $10 each? You can't go wrong ... and I'll find room for it! I've had the decorating bug lately for our house. We have been there for over three years already! When we first moved in we painted a bunch and I did quite a bit of decorating, but it's definitely time to get back at it!
Cookie and Treats Baker. R.N. Nutrition Nerd. Runner. <3 Coffee. Fitness. Foodie. In pursuit of finding my own kind of balance...
Peppermint Cocoa Shake for the Holidays!
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