Gifts. Both giving and receiving (if I’m being honest here). My mother-in-law gave these to Kipling, and baby girl went through those two bones (on right) in about .5 seconds. I love holiday shopping and gifting and only wish I could afford to buy gifts for everybody.
Family time. We don’t live in the same cities as our parents, and in a few short weeks, we’ll be across the country from them! We are trying to really savor the holidays with them since who knows how often we’ll be able to see them after the move to LA.
Crafts. You saw my phone photo of this cute and easy Thanksgiving craft. I love anything and everything to do with the holidays that allows me to stretch out my creativity muscles…from decorating to crafting to wrapping presents. This next week I’m attending a Christmas ornament workshop (found a Living Social deal!) with a friend, and I’m so excited to learn a new project to make us some homemade ornaments for our baby tree this year.
Meat loaf. I think meat loaf gets a bad rap (perhaps just because it combines the word meat with loaf). I myself always thought it was a mysterious food I probably didn’t like and hadn’t eaten it in years. But I found a delicious meat loaf recipe in a cookbook my friend gave me, and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s not difficult, and it punches in a bunch of vegetables (as seen above). I will admit I’m not a vegetable eater, but this recipe gives you those nutrients without you even knowing you’re eating vegetables! I think I’ll share the recipe soon. 🙂
Have a great weekend! We are packing up our house and trying to fit in everything Austin and Christmas related our last couple of weeks in town! 🙂