I hope you all had a fantastic holiday. I’m still on my break, but I wanted to hop on here today to share some photos from this past week. This isn’t going to be a standard recap post, just a collection of photos with a few captions! I always forget to share after Christmas, and by the time New Year comes around, I’m over the holiday content.
I had the most relaxing few days. I baked so many desserts, spent time with my parents, went on walks, finished home projects, and caught up on a lot of movies. I focussed on doing things that made me happy this past week, and this Christmas was one of the best ones yet. After closing up here, I will head out on a walk and then finish up a closet project. Believe it or not, but I’m turning my closet into a capsule wardrobe! I find that having too many clothes and colors gives me too much stress when it comes to my closet, so I’m making some changes! Salmon salad from Spice Restaurant in Kingsley Zoe’s Kitchen grilled chicken and shrimp salad to fuel me from my baking spree! Decorating my frosted sugar cookies (recipe here)White chocolate and milk chocolate oreo balls (recipe here) I’m officially addicted to making fudge!
Christmas cookie and dessert boxes!
I’ll be sharing my lemon linzer cookies soon. Date night at Napa in Kingsley. Plating dessert for the neighbors! We wanted to keep Christmas Eve dinner super simple, so I made salads, risotto, coconut shrimp, and roasted salmon. We usually do crab legs, but I wanted to change it up this year. They LOVED getting all the gifts on Christmas. Cutest pillow from our neighbors. Homemade cinnamon rolls! I’ll be updating the recipe for these on the blog. PERFECTION
I also made a delicious quiche to go with the cinnamon rolls. We made another simple dinner for Christmas Day. Instead of having our go-to lasagna, We made grilled steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Yum! And I’m such a grinch. Kyle and I had the house back to its minimal shell by noon. Until next year! I feel so relaxed with fewer things around. I’ve been making and packing up my granola to send out to my brother and Kyle’s sister. Kyle and I ended our evening at our favorite spot for dinner, Killington’s, and then watched LA LA Land before bed!
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! ♥️ I’ll see you next year!
Questions for you
- How long do you keep your decorations up?
- Did your holiday plans change this year?