In case you were on pins and needles wondering what happened to us…we’re alive! And finally healthy. And getting ready for a Texas Christmas.
We had a great Thanksgiving holiday at the kids’ schools (construction paper pies were Owen’s idea. And for a very thoughtful and interesting conversation about the boys below celebrating Native American Culture, read the many comments shared on my Instagram HERE).
And I had planned to make our Thanksgiving feast a few days early, share some fun pictures with you, with links to festive recipes, etc.
But then like most of you, Life had a different to-do list.
Lucy came down with pneumonia, then Clara’s tummy went bonkers, then she fell on the cement stairs, then Owen and I had stomach flu for a few days. And the only “blogging” I could get in was instagram (find me @danamadeit)
Here we go from sick, to semi-sick, to better:
But for this week, the whole family is healthy! Hooray! I have a real appreciation for you moms who have to visit the doctor often with sick kiddos. Be strong and keep doing what you’re doing. Your mama bear instincts and love are impressive.
Now that life is normal, it’s time for Christmas!
And this time I’m gonna be ahead of the game.
The tree is up and decorated, the Noel pillow and candy canes are out, and I just pulled out the books for our Christmas Book Advent Calendar (click the link for a list of books to get you started)
With one (busy) month till Christmas, don’t fret. There’s still time to make handmade gifts and bake up a storm. I’ve added more links to the SIMPLE HANDMADE GIFTS (which you can always find at the top of the blog under the SERIES button)
Pajama Pants, Pillowcases, Placemat Aprons, and some easy gift wrap ideas (cause who doesn’t love a pom-pom that you make with your hands? No little gadget necessary)
And now for some yummy eats.
Last year we shared an entire month of SWEETS AND TREATS (also found under the SERIES tab at the top of the blog). I know you don’t want to forget about that 3 minute, 3 ingredient fudge by V and Co. And the toffee crunch remix I tested. Mmmm.
Or, need a Never Fail Pie Crust? If pie making intimidates you put the fear aside! This recipe is super easy and works every time.
Then fill her up with Lemon Cream, Pumpkin, or your favorite berry.
We’ve got Gingerbread Softies, Pear and Blackberry Crisp, Candy Crunch Yams, Chocolate Tangerine Bars, Sweet Granola by Delia Creates and a whole lot more.
If you haven’t made dinner yet, just skip on down to dessert and click a link:
And that’s enough info to last a few months.
I hope your family is healthy and happy! See you tomorrow!