Holiday Decorating

 

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Being at home with my parents and sisters this last week was so fun! We always go all out when it comes to Christmas decorating, and this year we wanted to decorate before my sister and I had to leave, so we got an early start.

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One thing we always do is create a fun display of hanging bulbs from the chandelier. We always choose different color combinations, and this year we did a range of blues, whites, and purples. It also looked really nice when we added the smaller bulbs along with the normal sized ones. We simply … Read More

Holiday Bucket List

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I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend with loved ones and lots of good food. I was ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving was even over! Now I’m already on to Christmas cookies, decorating, and wrapping presents.

To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, I created this fun little holiday bucket list to bring back the magic that the holiday season brought you when you were a kid. Feel free to add your own traditions or try something new!


 

Holiday Bucket List

 

Bake the Christmas cookies that were your favorite as a child
Spend a snowy day inside reading
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Holiday Warm Spiced Sangria

sangria 1I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! My mom and I wanted something festive to sip on while the family relaxed and watched The Holiday, so we tried this recipe for warm spiced sangria and just modified it a tiny bit.

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Ingredients:

2 bottles of your favorite red wine

1 cup brandy

1 bag frozen cherries

1 bag frozen peaches

1 sliced orange

1 sliced apple

3 cinnamon sticks

1 cup simple syrup

For the simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and then simmer … Read More

Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

I am heading to visit my parents for Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to spend time in the kitchen cooking with my family and sipping hot spiced sangria. With all of the traveling, shopping, and activities that come with the holidays, it can be easy to let your own health and wellness slip to the wayside, which can in turn leave you feeling out of balance and stressed out.

The key to staying balanced and feeling good during the holidays is making sure not to stress yourself out. Don’t stress over getting the perfect gifts or making the perfect dinner, … Read More