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Handmade Christmas Bows

Handmade Christmas bows {101 Days of Christmas}

My mom has been making handmade bows for as long as I can remember—bows for the tree and banister, bows for packages, bows for wreaths. When we were at her house at Thanksgiving, I decided to snap some pictures of the process so I could share them with you as well! Supplies: wired ribbon in 2-4 different colors/patterns* […]

Kids in the kitchen

Weekend reading: December 20, 2014

From Instagram: Making madeleines all by herself for her AHG “Christmas Around the World” party. {Yes, with stacks of laundry to keep her company. #keepingitreal} Let the Christmas celebration officially begin! This weekend we’re heading to Sean’s aunt’s house (as we do every year) to celebrate with his mom’s side of the family. Then we’ll continue […]

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Casserole

Bacon & egg breakfast casserole {101 Days of Christmas}

I’ve shared this recipe before, but it’s worth sharing again! We’ve tried many different Christmas morning breakfast options over the years, never really finding one we loved…until this one. Now it has been a staple for the past few years (and this year we’re adding maple chip biscuits, yum!). It’s easy enough that my girls can throw it together, […]

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican wedding cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

These little cookies go by many names—Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, walnut snowballs, etc. The Mexican version, also called polvoróns, are made with finely chopped pecans, and the result is a soft, crumbly cookie. My grandmother always made walnut snowballs when I was little, but the girls and I decided to try this version to take as […]