Helloooo there! How was your Christmas? Mine was fun, relaxing and FOOD-filled. I traveled to Wisconsin for what felt like two days (really a week). Time flies when you’re having fun. I saw a Christmas play (It’s a Wonderful Life), visited Candy Cane Lane in Milwaukee (huge lights display), grabbed drinks with friends, baked A LOT, went for walks (outside!) with my mom and watched a TON of Hallmark channel Christmas movies.
I made A LOT of cookies. Here’s a sampling of pics from my baking frenzy (I am not exaggerating when I say ‘frenzy’). First up — pretzel hug cookies with Christmas M&M’s:
Next — Christmas tree spritz cookies:
Next up — chocolate chip Christmas cookies! These were a fun new little experiment. I made regular chocolate chip cookie dough and baked it in a Wilton Christmas Cookie Pan. So fun! They’re way easier than they look. No cookie cutters required!
Last but not least — my pride and joy: decorated Christmas cut-out cookies. I finally mastered royal icing this year!
Here’s a shot of my brother and I posing in front of the tree on Christmas Eve!
And… another shot in front of the tree with my mom. I helped her pick out the blouse she’s wearing! We found it at Tablot’s a few days earlier.
My favorite gift came in a blue box! I was so excited to get pearl earrings this year. I lost my old studs in college and have long been meaning to replace them. These will be my new daily go-to accessory!
My cousins, brother and I went to our annual holiday Bucks game on my last night. Sadly they lost , but it was still a fun final Wisco outing!
Now I’m back to New York, and already excited for everything 2015 has in store! My New Year’s post is coming soon…
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