After wrapping up my to-do list this afternoon, I spent this evening putting together my Christmas gifts. I’ve been gathering items for weeks, but tonight I put them in bags (I’m digging simplicity this year and bags are easier than wrapping paper!) I was going to rubber stamp these with holiday things, but then I decided a greener thing to do would be to leave them simple and allow the receivers to use them again for another holiday! I know I am always looking for a nice gift bag!
So instead of stamping the bags, I stamped the tags! [Stamp from Michael’s, tags from Hobby Lobby]
This is my family’s pile. Not sure when Matt’s family’s will appear! We split our holiday shopping so that he does his family and I do mine and we each get a distribution of cash with which to shop.
Now I just have Matt’s gifts to finish…and then start thinking about his birthday in January!
Earlier this afternoon I sipped one of the most delicious simple smoothies I’ve ever made:
I’d maybe even call this a milkshake because it was soooo frothy! I guess I accidentally frothed the milk in my Vita-mix!
Generally I don’t ever want to mix dairy and citrus. It makes me think of clumping. But when I had a clementine in my hand today something told me to blend it and this was amazingly refreshing!
- 1 clementine
- 3/4 cup 2% organic milk
- 1/2 large banana
- 5 ice cubes
Cville Cluster crumbles on top
All day long I looked forward to dinner. Because I didn’t have to cook it!
Leftover split pea soup was scheduled!
Served with more Rosemary Garlic!
Blog reader Grace sent me this chocolate bar from her hometown – Crispy Coconut Kaffir Lime Dessert Bar
Man-oh-man did it make a great dessert! I had about 4 of these cubes – one of the best chocolate bar textures I’ve ever had!
Going to hunker down under my vest under my fleece under a cozy blanket…baby it’s cold outside!