A couple weeks ago, we got to make Christmas cookies with the girls and yesterday we shared our favorite recipe and a few photos over on Crate and Barrel’s blog. Over the years we have learned it’s not about the way the cookies taste (they WILL have too much frosting), or how they look (really, way too much frosting–gobs on top of gobs), or the mess that will be made (flour. everywhere.)–it’s about the memories and traditions we’re able to make as a family–and there’s not a more heart-warming feeling or sight. So, we pump up the Christmas playlist, hang some garland across the range hood, don our aprons and take a few hours together in the kitchen.
You can see the full article along with links to everything we used and the recipe, right here. The girls’ favorite part was definitely stamping the cookies for Santa. If you don’t already have this cookie stamper, it’s a serious hit!
More fun things this week!
It didn’t make it on to any of our gift guides, but this Smartphone printer would make such a great gift. It can print photos directly from your smartphone through WiFi!
My favorite wallpaper and favorite fixture in one picture.
Last weekend, we hosted a little game night at our house with friends and I snapped us playing an old-school table top game that a few of you asked me about. It’s called Skittles. It’s a game I grew up playing and a few years ago, Chris and I bought the game to have in our own home. It’s such a crowd pleaser game that gets everyone going. You can get it here.
How to mix and match nightstands (I needed to read this!)
Yesterday, we wrapped a two day video shoot with Frigidaire, in our home. We’ve been working on pre-production for months and it all came to fruition this week. It was so much fun and a lot of work and I can’t wait to show you what we have been working on. This was our last major project of the year and I can’t tell you how much lighter my shoulders feel today. We’re ready for the holiday to be here. Ready to focus a little more on our family and ready for a nap.
Have a happy weekend! We’re painting the guest room and spending some time on the couch just staring at the christmas tree, too (because isn’t that the best?!).