The kids’ 2-week vacation started today so now it really feels like Christmas is here. They are so excited. Henry asks me 5 times a day, “When’s it gonna be Christmas?” Their eager anticipation helps me get past my Scrooge-ish tendencies when faced with mall traffic and maddening crowds.
And it’s a Christmas miracle that we already have a few presents wrapped and under the tree since I’m notorious for procrastinating until the last minute. Maybe it’s because I discovered that craft paper comes in black – and is cheap! We had fun writing on it with chalk – despite our near zero chance of a white Christmas in Nashville.
This week in home
There’s still time for last minute decorating with these DIY Pinata Christmas Trees
26 impressively creative DIY Christmas ornaments
Lindsey, a vintage ornament collector, shares her 8 tips on taking care of ornaments
Glow in the dark snow globe – a must-do project with the kids over winter break
Holiday hosting this weekend? Make it memorable with a last minute DIY photo booth
This week in food
Baked rigatoni weekly meal plan – comfort food with a sneaky veggie bonus
Slow cooker apple butter & the oatmeal to make with it
Finally! The perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe
A dangerously tasty cranberry margarita recipe
This week in style
13 holiday manicures you can totally nail this season