Home for the holidays!

Happy Friday before Christmas!  Are you ready?  Have you gotten everything done?

I’m one of those people who gets everything done and then when I have a bit of time to relax, I start second guessing all of the gifts I bought.  Did I buy enough?  Did I get something they really want?  Should I go get something else?  Should I exchange so and so’s for another person?  It’s maddening!

nervous breakdownThis year I’m trying to pull off perfection because after a  long almost 14 months, THE KID IS COMING HOME!  That’s right, at 12:22AM he’ll be landing at the airport and I’ll be there to pick him up.

He’s pretty important at his job so they’re only letting him off on Christmas Day which means that he has to fly back that afternoon but no matter, I get three days with him and I’m so excited.

When I spoke to him earlier in the week I told him that I had gotten together with friends and baked cookies and he asked if I made the peanut butter bon bons.  I said no and I could tell he was disappointed.

My Mamaw used to make the peanut butter bon bons every year at Christmas and she gave me the recipe when the kid was little.  When he was five we started making them together and it became a tradition.  He wasn’t able to come home last year so I didn’t make them.  Guess what I’m doing today?

Bon BonsWhy, I’m surprising the kid of course!  Shhhh, don’t tell.

Tell me about one tradition that you do with your family every year?

 

My favorite drink evah, especially at Christmas time

In all fairness let me just say I don’t really drink all that much.  I enjoy it less and less the older I get, but there are times when I like to indulge and one of those times is Christmas.

Typically I like a good glass of Pinot Grigio but at Christmas and a few other special occasions I like to drink a Nuts and Berries.

what is thatA nuts and berries is a drink that taste, well, just like nuts and berries.  It’s smooth and sweet.

nuts and berriesI like to make mine with whole milk but you can also use heavy cream or if you want to really get festive, mix it with eggnog.

Here’s what you need,

Nuts and Berries drinkMix together, 1 oz of Chambord and 1 oz of Frangelica, pour over ice and fill with whole milk.  (You can substitute the milk with cream or eggnog as I mentioned above.)  Most importantly, enjoy.

Isn’t that a sweet punch bowl?  It’s a vintage 1950’s Hazel Atlas Egg Nog set/Punch Bowl with 12 cups with Horse and Carriage and Tom and Jerry design. I got it at a yard sale for only 5 bucks but I found one here and here.  I absolutely love it.  Vintage Christmas finds are the best and I’ll probably end up handing it down to the Kid or one of my nieces eventually.  Hopefully it will stay in our family for generations to come.

What’s your favorite drink?

How often do you indulge in libations?  hehe, I said libations.

Happy getting prepared day.

If you’re like me, the day before Thanksgiving is a busy time.  You’ve got to make sure you have all the things you need to cook a wonderful dinner and you’ve got to be super prepared for Black Friday!  In other words, this post will be short because momma likes to shop, and eat too.

First things first, I have a discount that I promised you and it’s pretty nice.  Check out this Black Friday special from Mizuno which is good all week long!

See, I told you I  had an awesome discount for you, 25% off and FREE shipping is a no brainer.  (Please note that there are some exclusions.)  Visit the site by clicking on the link and go ahead and knock some people off your Christmas list!

I’m sure that by now y’all have seen the video of the woman in Australia who realized there was a huge ass spider in her car and then she filmed it and continued to drive 20 minutes to her home!  You haven’t seen it?  Well, here is the news report:

 

Let me just state for the record that I would NOT have driven home with that monster spider in my car. Hell to the no!

And if you have any doubts as to what would have happened if I saw ANY spider in my car, let me show you.

spider in my car

Totally accurate.

We’ve had a bit of cooler weather around here and my dogs have turned into the most cuddly creatures on Earth.

Hank and Boom

Boomer’s all like, ‘please remove this peasant from my belly.’

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

Are you cooking or going to someone else’s house to eat?

Will you be shopping on Thursday or do you wait til Black Friday?