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It’s the holiday season!!! The next few weeks will be full of Christmas work parties and other Christmas gatherings with gifts, drinks, and food. Other holidays and gatherings will be coming soon such as New Years and the Super Bowl. We love to entertain and we try to have parties with our family and friends often. I noticed through experience that having food for people to eat is imperative to having a good time. I would much rather make an assortment of appetizers rather than cooking a full meal, and the clean up is not as hard.
The Holiday season is one of the most wonderful times but it can also become very overwhelming. Gift shopping, Christmas cards, Christmas party planning, Cleaning, planning for company, and etc. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get stressed out and not really enjoy the holiday season. Organization is key to the many lists that we have in our head or on paper.
I love the natural look of beige. You can’t go wrong with neutral colors. I recently did a fashion shoot in my hometown and my mom got to take my pictures. This photo shoot was a lot of fun because I got to take these pictures in the woods.
Christmas is a busy time and we often forget the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Most families are shopping for gifts, you take the kids to go see Santa, you bake cookies for Santa, everyone opens up presents, there is usually lots of food, and fun. Rarely do you ever hear of people celebrating Jesus’s birthday.
It’s after Thanksgiving and it’s time to start shopping for gifts. Gift giving is not easy especially when you have a long list of people and a budget to stay on. I am the type of person who likes to give from the heart and to really think about the gift I am giving. That’s why I took on a challenge this year.
I love anything apple, from apple scents to apple pie! Although I have a confession; I’ve never baked a pie. I am all about making new food recipes but when it comes to desserts, I’m just not accustomed to baking. It is awesome when I can take shortcuts, or get away with not baking at all!
I am so excited that the holidays are almost upon us! It will be gift shopping time before you know it. As much as I love shopping, going to 10 different stores on the busiest time of the year can be very stressful. I try to go to one or two stores to get most of my shopping done, and that takes a huge weight off of my shoulders.
We love chili! I normally will make chili with the same ingredients that I always have. It’s so good, why change it? Well, I decided to try something different and I created a new recipe. Mexican style food is just part of our everyday lives, so when I created a Mexican style Chili, it was no surprise to my family. I’ve been experimenting with different things lately and I have to be honest, 50 % of the the time it doesn’t go very well. This time it came out perfectly. My family is in love with this new recipe!