Hello and happy Friday!
How great does it feel when Friday finally arrives and you actually feel like you’ve checked a few boxes off the to-do list??!! SO GOOD!
My Christmas prep is coming together (yes!) and this week I mixed some co-working time with this incredibly inspiring friend alongside photographing and writing up more new recipes coming your way before the end of the year. One thing I’ve also found myself doing a lot of is re-visiting my archives to make my favorite stand-bys. That’s why in-between new recipe posts I’m also re-sharing recipes on the blog that fit the season, and you may have forgotten about. Hey, half the time I can’t remember what I made last week let alone last year so count this exercise as partly self-serving too!
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I’m still working on checking off my list of 5 things I’m going to do this holiday, and holding myself accountable with one more down and another striking off this weekend! Guess which one is going down next?
- Bake and decorate Christmas cookies with my AliSmudge
- Nighttime walk about downtown SLC at night to see all the lights (it’s seriously the best light show EVA!)
Enjoy a leisurely ladies lunch with my mom, then poke around our favorite stores for our annual new Christmas ornament (and take my dad for his favorite Indian food too).
- Take time off while my sister and her fam are here to do whatever we please
Hook up my old turntable, play my favorite Christmas albums, sit in front of the fire, and enjoy!Note: It only took a few years and some befuddled looks from young sales clerks who had no idea what speaker wire is, but my husband got ‘er done and now I’m spinning vinyl again!
What’s on your holiday bucket list? Make one and check it off!
But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves!
So our wedding anniversary was December 11, ironically it may be the most fertile day of the year.
Can’t stop, won’t stop listening to this Christmas album never ever.
OMG if you don’t have a Christmas eve or day dinner, this might need to be it.
Eggnog everything, including:
- These eggnog cranberry muffins with the perfect muffin top.
- Take a schlog of this maple and bourbon eggnog.
- This sweet reindeer chow is what makes them fly.
- Rest easy with overnight eggnog french toast.
- Plain or dress it up: eggnog pound cake.
- Homemade eggnog in its purest form.
I make a version of these marinated finger foods and they’re always eaten up in a snap.
These stout short ribs are an entertainer’s dream dinner.
Pork tenderloin stuffed with all the good stuff.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Rosemary dijon pot roast!
This salad is the perfect union of healthy gone ramen.
DIY your way around this citrus extract.
This roast chicken is seriously grand (mariner).
I just discovered this treasure trove of awesomely-curated home and fashion finds.
50 cool + cheap stocking stuffers for everyone on Santa’s list.
A step-by-step guide + stencils for building an epic gingerbread house.
One teacher’s simple but disgusting experiment of what happens when you don’t wash your hands. EW!
What the biggest home trends are looking like for 2020.
Move over fiddle leaf fig, there’s a new plant in town!
35 hacks and tricks to keep your desk organized (or in my case, organized chaos.)
100 ideas for that frigging elf on the shelf (is the garbage can one of them? HA!)
That’s it for this week! Have a great weekend!
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