Month: December 2019

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. It’s just hit mid-day, there’s wrapping paper scattered across the floor, and Miracle on 34th Street is playing on the TV. It’s been one of those Christmases that feels like a Christmas when I was a kid. I’ve been celebrating for a few days now (anyone else out there have multiple Christmases?) but the spirit is still strong. I hope that your day is full of peace and joy and I wish you a few quiet days ahead, before we jump headfirst into the New Year. Merry Christmas!

#HolidayTBT

When I was looking through old photos to use for these #HolidayTBT posts, I had no idea how hard the nostalgia would hit. I have the fondest memories of holidays during my childhood. I remember having no doubt that magic existed and that all was right in the world. While that naivete fades a bit as you grow old, looking back, I can still feel it. It was vibrant and innocent and it shows in these photos. Oh, I’m the happiest Christmas tree… Sorry Mackay and Laura, but I had to. My goodness were we cute. I feel like ballet…

Caitlin’s Confections: Gingerbread

There’s something about fresh, homemade gingerbread cookies during the holidays that feels incredibly festive. They’re a surprisingly easy cookie to whip up and the results are classic. I love making mine into snowflakes and little gingerbread men- not pictured below because my attempted frosting job was too humorous for this blog. I think Christmas cookies are one of those things everyone wants in the house during the holidays. No one is focusing too much on holding up their diet and it’s easy to please (and feed) a crowd this way. I love that you can make the dough for this…

#HolidayTBT

I have a very vivid memory of Christmas in New York City. My uncle was living in an apartment with a kitchen smaller than my bathroom in Newport now. My grandparents came in from Texas and we were all together to celebrate. My mother dressed Emily and me in bright pink, matching coats so we stood out amongst the business men as we walked down Fifth Avenue. We wanted to go skating at Rockefeller Center, and in true fashion, my grandfather made it happen. New York City holds a very special place in my heart. It’s one of the greatest…

Getting Our Christmas Tree

I believe strongly that Christmas should not begin until after Thanksgiving. That being said, Thanksgiving was last week. Bring on the holly and the jolly. One of my favorite things to do to kick off the holiday season is to cut down and decorate a Christmas tree. This is the second year Ryan and I have put up a tree in his (now our) apartment. Both times, Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown supplied our tree. We were considering just grabbing a tree from Home Depot, but none were up to par. Plus, it’s always nice to support a local farm.…

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