Happy Hump Day! It was so nice having Monday off of school and work this week for Veteran’s Day! Hello 3 day week for this girl (I don’t have classes on Friday). 🙂 And next week is a two-day week since it is Thanksgiving Break! Eeeeeek! I’m just a tad bit excited.
Now I know there are some people out there who can’t stand the thought of even THINKING about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over…but I, my friends, am not one of them. I am actually the complete opposite. I’ve pretty much been thinking about Christmas since, oh, Decemeber 26, 2011? Yeah. I’m that girl.
I even put up the tree in my bedroom already…
And bought a new ornament.
Anddd…a Christmas bowl for my Noatmeal.
Oh COME ON. You’re seriously telling me you could have passed this up for $2.50 at Target? If so, you’re lying!
But I can’t help it! I love, love, love every single thing about the holiday season! The decorations, the music (yes, I’ve had the Christmas radio station on in my car for a week already!), the snow, the family time. You name it, I love it.
One thing I really love about Christmas, though, is…….baking cookies! I know what you’re thinking. What? YOU, paleo queen and crazy health freak, like to bake terribly unhealthy Christmas cookies?!?! Ummm. Yeah. I do.
I have been baking Christmas cookies with my family since I was little. My grandma always made so many different kinds, and we still make all of her same recipes! My aunt Judi and I do the majority of the baking and last year I even decided to get a little adventurous and start selling the cookies! This year I even whipped up some pretty snazzy business cards 😉
I even filled my first order of the year a couple of weeks ago!
The other day we made Cream Horns…everyone’s favorite! Are these not a work of art or what?
And some iced cutouts for a Thanksgiving order!
How cute are those?
Now you’re probably wondering how I possibly control myself when I bake these kinds of things and how I don’t eat half the batch while making them. Sometimes I am even shocked by my self-discipline, trust me! But honestly, I just really enjoy the baking aspect of it. Baking is one of my favorite hobbies, and I really love making things for other people. While I do have a maaaaajor sweet tooth, I’m just not really tempted by foods like this anymore like I used to be!
That does not mean that I don’t still
obsess over love froyo!
Yes everyone, Froyo Friday was back in full swing last weekend! I completed my second Whole 30 last week and knew exactly where I would be going when I was finished!
Oh yes. I may have even sang “reunited and it feels so gooooood” while eating this. (I wish I were kidding, but I really did sing it).
And if that wasn’t enough…
Yep. I went back for round 2 on Sunday. Can’t say I was mad about it.
Ok, ok. I think that’s enough about all of the UN-healthy things I’ve been up to 😉 But hey, life’s all about balance, right?
Have a great aftnernoon everyone!