I am up to my eyeballs lately. And I not-so-secretly love it. I thrive on being busy and having a lot on my plate. One thing I may not thrive on so much is having a nearly 1 year old who seems to be sprouting teeth like crazy. Seriously, I see 4 popping through. And for once, I’ve seen my poor baby miserable — quite a departure from his usual smiles.
Another thing driving me a little batty? The car situation…Apparently it’s a total loss
I’m personally not a fan of looking for new cars. To get almost the exact same car, I will likely have to pay a difference. So then do I upgrade? Gah, dunno.
Despite all that, we’ve been trying to squeeze in some holiday fun, which included baking:
Why is it that Hershey kiss blossom cookies only come out at Christmas time? The cookies above were actually made with TJ’s Speculous Cookie Butter since the only PB I had on hand was coconut PB spread and Zach vetoed that. Surprisingly, the cookie butter made for a less sweet cookie than PB. Delish nonetheless.
I’ve declared I’m making 4 more things pre-holidays: Hershey blossom cookies (with PB next time), peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies, butterscotch brownies, and white chocolate crunch bark (a la Courtney). Taste testers for all the above are welcome
And finally, we chopped down our Christmas Tree!
It’s our “tradition” (as in 3x) to go to Frosty’s on Skyline. The owner is so kind and the lot is full of excellent trees. Aside from a debate on Noble vs Douglas with our friends, we both found our perfect tree. It’s now up and decorated with some gifts underneath — it truly is feeling like the holidays.
On that note, when all the crazy occurs, I am so glad to have moments to take a break and enjoy what the season is all about.
Is there anything I must add to my baking list? If so, send me a link!