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5 Delicious & Adorable Christmas Treats!

Posted in Food
on December 4, 2015

Christmas is such an exciting time of year! One of my favorite things about the holiday season is how creative bakers get with their Christmas treats. I enjoy going on Pinterest and exploring all the fun recipes to get inspired or just pick a recipe and make it. Recently, I attempted to make S’mores Cupcakes but I put too much butter in the graham crackers, so it just stuck to the bottom of the cupcake liner! Haha! I’m not a perfect baker, but I do love to get in the kitchen and experiment. These yummy Christmas treats caught my eye and I believe they’ll catch yours as well. When you combine delectable sweets with a Christmas theme, the result is sensory overload!

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These beautiful Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Just A Taste are such an adorable take on a chocolate cupcake. Pretzel sticks, green candy melts and sprinkles take on a life of their own and create a cupcake that has both sweet and savory flavors!

Whipped chocolate mousse, pretzels and a shiny red gumball become the most famous and loved reindeer of all, Rudolph! Crafty Morning shared this cutesy cupcake that only takes a few ingredients to make. I’m definitely thinking about whipping these up soon with my kids! Especially since it doesn’t call for graham crackers…lol!!

These gorgeous Christmas tree cookies look almost too adorable to eat! Sweetopia shows us exactly how to make these sugar cookies that are easy to make and decorate! I’d enjoy these with a nice tall glass of milk.

Mari’s Cupcakes mini Christmas tree cupcakes look like they could be ornaments! This recipe is especially for pumpkin cake lovers who enjoy a a little spice! The addition of green frosting and sprinkles give me all the Christmas feels!

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I’ve never tried a roll cake before but that hasn’t stopped me from drooling every time I see them on Pinterest! Roxana’s Home Baking is responsible for this fluffy, moist and decadent Vanilla Roll Cake. My only reservation is the rolling part but since everyone else is doing it….how hard can it be? 

Do you plan to make any Christmas treats this holiday season?

I’ve got my eye on those Rudolph cupcakes!

Christmas Trees That Will Give You The Holiday Spirit!

Posted in Home, Inspiration
on December 1, 2015

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I’m a mushy person. I like Christmas and holidays because it gives me a valid reason to give gifts to people without seeming odd. It’s so funny that we live in a time where people doing nice things for each other is unexpected, while people being aloof and disconnected has become the norm. I invite the non-stop Hallmark Christmas movies and purposely look for heartfelt Christmas flicks to watch during the holiday season. Pumpkin scented candles, hot cocoa, christmas carolers and songs on the radio, give me the Christmas feels and I relish it all!

When I was young girl, my mother would take my brother, sister and I to go look at Christmas lights. Many people had bay windows where they would display their gorgeous trees. Christmas at my house growing up was a really happy time and I’ve been able to take those nostalgic feelings with me into adulthood. I wanted to round up a few Christmas trees that I saw and thought were absolutely gorgeous! Hopefully they invoke those same feelings of Christmas wonder for you!

What’s not to love about gorgeous pink roses, bright white pinecones and gold accents? Mallory and Savannah over at Classy Clutter deliver Christmas in a warm yet stylish way.  I also adore the fluffy white rug that just adds to the whole winter wonderland vibe. (Pictured above)

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My family had a white Christmas tree growing up, so there’s a special place in my heart for them. Heather at Setting For Four does it right with a gorgeous white tree which features turquoise and silver accents. This tree displays how simple decorations create an elegant and pristine look.

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My daughter Chloe would love to have her own personal Christmas tree in her room. My only caveat is that it wouldn’t stand a chance with her and Drew jumping all over the place playing video games in her room. She probably has the prettiest room in the house but is completely oblivious to it. The idea is a good one though and maybe something I’ll do when she gets a little older. This beautiful tree from The Yellow Cape Cod is so dainty and girly. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and so is pink!

 

Have you decorated your tree yet? I still haven’t, but I will in the next few days!

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