Happy New Year guys! I hope your holiday was fantastic and your new year has started out just the way you had hoped it would! We are finally all feeling better around here and I have health on the brain as one of my top priorities for this year! I am definitely not talking about losing weight here, but more about over all health and taking care of myself better so I can be a better mom, a better wife, and better at my job! One of my favorite ways to incorporate more nutrients into my diet is to sub cauliflower for things like rice and mashed potatoes when I have those carb cravings hitting me hard! I have the best recipes for easy cauliflower rice two ways that you are going to love!
Happy holidays everyone! How was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful and filled with so much love. Ours was interesting to say the least! We went to Louisiana for Christmas Eve and that was great, other than the fact that Parks currently has a little cold and was slightly fussier than usual. We left on Christmas Day to come back home and brought home stomach bugs for me and Canean that lasted for two days. Not quite the Christmas I had in mind, so never the less we are having a do-over for New Year's Eve! I am going to try my hand at making homemade pasta for the first time and will be whipping up something with bubbly for a cocktail! Here's a list of my top ten festive New Year's Eve Cocktails!
Holy moly, where has this year gone guys? Christmas is in FIVE days and I am not sure if I am ready or not! My shopping is done, but I just don't know if I am ready for the season to be over and for all of the Christmas decorations to come down. Everything looks so pretty with extra twinkle from the lights and my house always feels so bare when the tree goes down. I am trying to soak up these last days before Christmas and do all of the Christmas things like making tons of cookies, blaring Christmas tunes, and planning out my menu! To me, potatoes are a must on Christmas and my easy potatoes au gratin are always a hit at the table!
appy Thursday friends! One more day and we have made it to the weekend...hallelujah! My mom is in town and although I will be working quite a bit this weekend, Canean and I are going to sneak away for a much needed date night tomorrow night and I am pretty excited about a baby free night in the city. We don't live near any family so sometimes it is hard to get a free night away so we are taking full advantage of Gram being in town! My weekend plans will also involve some last minute Christmas shopping with my mama and a few of these apple cider Pimm's cups!
Christmas is in eleven days...are you ready? Do you have everyone on your list crossed off? If you are anything like me, I am willing to bet that you still have a few more people to buy for. I am a huge fan of online shopping because I don't have to brave the stores with all the other last minute shoppers and because I can shop in my PJ's and nobody cares. One of my favorite sites to score unique goodies lately is at UncommonGoods.
I am beyond excited that last week has come and gone. First of all there are no more sick people in my house, including me, hallelujah. And second, my mom is coming to town on Wednesday! I have an exciting new project that I will be announcing at the beginning of the year which I cant wait to tell you about, but also I have a ton of work to do. So Gram is going to occupy the babe while mommy works works works...and of course we will have some Christmas shopping and wine sipping and all of that in between. Speaking of wine, I will be making these brie and roasted thyme cranberry paninis to be enjoyed in between sips and I think you should make them too.