This weekend I’m hosting my third annual holiday cookie party – I’m so excited! I’ll be making chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies, and some gingerbread for people to decorate, and it’s always so fun to see (taste) what everyone else bakes to bring. If you need some holiday cookie inspiration, check out my Pinterest board! And have a happy weekend!
Last week we were basking in the warmth of Maui, and tomorrow we’re headed for the tundra of Wisconsin (Kidding. Sort of.) to spend Thanksgiving with Ryan’s family. With record-breaking cold happening in the Midwest, it’s going to be an adjustment to say the least. This year Ryan’s mom and I collaborated on the Thanksgiving menu, and I’m really excited to make all kinds of goodies, especially this sourdough stuffing with sausage and apples. Drooling. Before I head out, of course I have some links for you below. And I’d love to hear what yummy things you have on your Thanksgiving menu, so leave a comment and share!
You guys, I don’t know the last time I really went on vacation. Even when we’re visiting family I’m usually checking in with things on the blog at least a few times a day. But tomorrow we’re going to Maui! Posts are all lined up and ready to go, so I am going to do my darnedest to make this next week as unplugged as possible. I’d love your help with suggestions for your favorite things to do, eat, and see on the island (keeping in mind that we’ll have an 18 month old with us). So far we’ve been told to grab lunch at Mama’s Fish House and check out the nearby tide pools. Anything else we can’t miss?
Speaking of can’t miss… here are my favorite links from around the web this week to send you into your weekend. See you when I get back!
Happy Halloween! Today I’m taking my little firefly to a party to show off her cuteness (big thanks to my mom for putting her creative costume skills to work yet again). I’m terrible when it comes to dressing up, so I’ll probably just draw some whiskers on with eyeliner and go as a black cat (need this last minute cat ear headband!). You guys… you’re probably going to find this shocking but… my life really doesn’t look anything like my Pinterest. I have all these grand ideas of constant crafting and handmade homemade everything like a fabulous Halloween costume, but when it comes right down to it, I very rarely take time to get creative and crafty. Which is too bad because I love it when I do! I have the terrible habit of believing I’m too busy (plus I’m a perfectionist so if I can’t do something just right then I’ll often not do it at all), but re-reading this book has me thinking that I really just need to apply some discipline (especially regarding web browsing and television), and make time for the stuff I care about doing. From holiday crafts to organizing my closet to branching out with Snippet & Ink (I’ve got ideas people! just got to get them out there!), I’m determined to find some time. Gosh… who knew talking about my non-existent Halloween costume could inspire so much gut spilling? Do you find yourself wishing you had more time for XYZ? I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not the only one.
If you’re wondering what kinds of crafts I’m not doing but wish I was, read on for weekend links…