Jack, Kathy, and Grandma Nina will get here Wednesday; we will get a little less than a week in celebrating with them before we head to paradise (so thankful they are staying in CO for a bit and taking care of our babies while we are gone! talk about a lifesaver!!), aka the middle of no where, to celebrate with my parents and siblings for a few days. So, all of that to say that while making goodies, everything was in double batches - to the extreme, turning our house into a Christmas workshop wonderland! A few visuals of my holiday baking, (round two, as we already went through all of the goodies I baked the end of November) ~
|Gluten Free Goodness!|
|...More Gluten Free yummies!|
Christmas cookies and happy hearts, this is how the holiday starts ♥
Thanks to my wonderflly, dear friend Autumn, I picked up a forest of evergreen branches at Home Depot for free!! This will be a yearly tradition... they smell wonderful and added so much more Christmas life to our house! I made just about anything I could think of using the branches; a center piece, a "snowflake swag", candle holders, an arrangement for our guest room, and then just added sprigs and pine cones around. Our home now smells of pine...CHRISTMAS!!!
- center piece: crate from michaels, tree clippings, pine cones, berries, jar with Epsom salt, and votive. Arrange to your liking.
- snow flake swag: wire together pieces of greenery in star or snowflake pattern with large gauged wire from the dollar store, then I made a bow with wired ribbon from the dollar store and attached with with wire.
- candle holders: basic glass vase/candle holder. Tied ribbon and jute twine around jars/vases adding greenery and berries.