I'm kind of cheating though - and linking you here, to the tour I did of my decorated house last year. I don't change things up much, so all of those pictures are exactly how my house looks this year. Decorating rut - that's me.
One tradition that I'm really looking forward too: holiday baking! Now that Emily is getting older, she likes to help a bit and I can actually bake with her instead of trying to get it done during nap time. We're planning on baking cookies this weekend. Why so late, you ask? Well, I have ZERO willpower when it comes to cookies, and I need some for when we host Christmas dinner. Plus, Santa needs his share, you know?
Last year, we made 3 types of cookies and I think I'll be making the same this year.
- Traditional Sugar Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies - a recipe I used to make with my mom when I was little, and this is pretty much the exact same thing.
- Nutter Butter Truffles - make these. You will thank me.
|The loot from last year|
I'm not a super baker that can make 12 different types of cookies in an afternoon, so this seems to be just about right for me. Plus, I don't need hundreds of cookies on hand - my sweet tooth wants that, but my waistline sure doesn't!
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? How do you decorate for the season? Link up and tell us about it!