Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope yours were as good as ours!

Our Santa finally grew his beard. Emma absolutely loved gluing cotton balls on each number every day! (See original post here)

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The kids got some seriously awesome gifts this year. A certain far away Aunt ordered the kids a bounce house. A FULL size bounce house. It’s meant for outdoors, but since it’s winter, we set it up in the house! I think this summer we’ll be the most popular house on the block!

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For Christmas I made the kids a dress up box. I made some super hero masks (I found templates here), a tutu, and bought a few cheapies from the dollar store (cowboy hat, firemat hat, pirate kit, doctor’s kit, fairy wings). The kids absolutely love it! Emma likes to pile on as many things as she can. Here she is looking like Carl from the Walking Dead.

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Soon afterward she donned a pirate eye patch and hook, Wolverine mask, and bandana.

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For my goodie bags I gave out, I made salted caramel hot chocolate (here) and Chocolate Peppermint popcorn mix (here).

Of course I made enough so that I could sample it, too! Both were soooo good! The hot chocolate mix was so rich, it has real ground up chocolate and caramel in it, not to mention milk powder. I made it with whole milk, it was amazing!

I also made Oatmeal Cream Pies to send into work with Ben. It was hard to let them go! (Recipe here).

Needless to say, there was much baking and crafting going on in my house in December! I also found about a million more recipes via Pinterest that I want to make.

And we have some BIG news. But I can’t share it yet. I should be able to make a post about it within the next 2-3 weeks though!

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