the week before christmas

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake |

We were housebound last week.

Both boys came down with bronchitis and strep throat at the same time.

And because they couldn’t go to school or leave the house for that matter, I expected a few days of calm snuggling and movie time. After all, kids are supposed to be mellow and subdued when they’re sick, right?

Not my boys!

They partied like it was vacation…

And then of course, I got sick (no surprise there).

So picture this: 3 restless people trapped inside during the busiest time of year. And to make matters worse, I could’t stop thinking about my eternal to-do list: Christmas shopping! Outfits! Cards!

Something had to give.

It was either fold a mountain of laundry or bake something to get into the festive spirit!…

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in my christmas kitchen

in my christmas kitchen |

It’s the best time of year, isn’t it?!

The festive spirit is in full swing, and there’s no place I’d rather be right now than in my kitchen baking up a storm. Or perhaps, in your kitchen depending on what you’re making for dinner ;)

For the past few years, I’ve been sharing how we get ready for the holidays in our house.

Here’s a little sneak peek at what we’ve been up to lately….

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