I’m one of those people that lives for a holiday (you either love us or hate us). I’m the friend who’s always planning new activities, looking up fun events, or planning a new adventure, all while simultaneously trying to get everyone else to go and do them with me. I try to squeeze in as many things as I can to really make myself feel like I’m getting the most out of the season. To be honest, I think it’s me trying to recreate the holiday magic that I always felt as a kid. Once you turn into an adult, the magic just isn’t the same. So instead of just going through the motions, I really try to stop and take in as much of a holiday or season as I can. One way I like to do that is to create a checklist! I make a list of all the things I want to do that make me feel the “magic” again. The items change based on the holiday, or the season, and can be new things I’ve never done before, or classic go-to traditions that I make sure to accomplish each year. Today, I’m sharing my printable winter activity checklist with you guys!
I tend to entertain a lot during the fall and winter months. Between October and February tons of holidays and events can creep up and can become a little overwhelming when you’re responsible for feeding a crowd. Today, I’m sharing how to set up a DIY chili bar, which is one of my favorite easy entertaining ideas to use all season long. (Super Bowl anyone?!) They don’t require a lot of effort on your part and can be made to appeal to a variety of diets and tastes. I’m also sharing a delicious recipe for my favorite turkey chili too!
This week I’ve been wrapping and shipping out Christmas gifts like a mad women and have been trying to plan out the last details for our Elf on the Shelf. My stepson also notified me that chocolate chip cookies are the ONLY acceptable option to bake for Santa Claus (since they’re his favorite), so I’m on the hunt for the perfect recipe. If you’re still in the mood for some holiday baking, this gingerbread bundt cake recipe should definitely be added to your list. It tastes like how I imagine the holiday season would, if the holiday season had a taste. It’s got all of those warm and spicy notes and the glaze is sooooo good too.
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I’m a list girl. I feel like they help to keep me organized and hold me accountable. Generally, when people make lists, they are full of things that they’re not exactly looking forward to…like those dreaded to-do lists. Yuck. But they don’t always have to be bad! I’m sharing a fun way to put one together that you’ll actually want to cross off! This seasonal bucket list printable will give you a fun excuse to stay busy all season long, whichever season you may be in, and plan some fun and interesting adventures along the way!
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Anyone else feeling the chill of winter settling in lately? I don’t even want to leave my house when I get home from work, not to mention that it seems to get dark at 4 pm now! Either way, because of the cold, I tend to find myself looking for quick and easy meal ideas that I can snuggle up on the couch with in my pjs. (No judgement guys!) One of my fave go-to’s? Warming up with winter soup!
I’m sharing one of my favorite soups today, that is not only easy and quick to make, but also only needs ONE extra ingredient too!