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It's a Gift to Find the Festive in Everything


Here we are exactly two weeks away from Christmas Day. Just like everything else this year, it feels like the month of December has already flown by. We did all we could to make this weekend a festive one. Our big event was going to see Santa Claus and doing whatever it took to make sure Magnolia didn't cry out in fear when she saw the jolly old man. And so we did a peek-a-boo session with him & it worked out wonderfully. I mailed out our merry cards, we read Christmas books by the sparkling tree, I made (and ate way too many) festive rice crispy treats, and we had Santa Paws II & Home Alone playing on repeat. We put on our comfy clothes & Magnolia had on the cutest jammies, we loaded up the car headed to Christmas in the Park, and we had to turn around before we even left our town. Magnolia wasn't in the mood for a night time drive, she never really is, but we thought we'd give it a whirl. We came home & she took a bubble bath and we hopped into bed. There was a dance session with daddy somewhere in the mix!

There are so many things I still want to do in the kitchen before Christmas Day, but I'm holding off because I want Ryan to be home to enjoy all the sweet treats with me. After one more work trip he'll be home until the New Year & we cannot wait! I wish I had the artistic talent to decorate sugar cookies like Yeh. These have to be the sweetest things I've ever seen. 


This cake explosion by Lauren Conrad is something to be seen. And another cake that is all things Christmas with eggnog, caramel, gingerbread, cookies, & chocolate - will someone please make this one for me?


I keep telling Ryan how badly I want it to snow. The weather here has been unusually warm & all I can imagine is a layer of glittering white snow for Magnolia's first Christmas. Have you seen all the Gigi Pip beanies? Love them. I ordered one for my niece & got one for myself [half off] during their 12 Days of Christmas sale. Now I need to find one for Magnolia, I have a few in mind with two poms on top! 

I've already got Magnolia's Christmas Eve jammies and she's going to be a total doll in them & mine are currently on sale. 

We just recently signed up for Amazon music, and I really have no idea why we hadn't done it a long time ago. It is the best thing ever. We can listen to almost anything we want anywhere we go. I've been playing A Johnnyswim Christmas quite a bit, and it's a beautiful album. 

Have a merry Monday xo 
Wendy
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