Saturday Morning Pins: Christmas Is Next Week OMG Edition

Good morning! Can you believe Christmas is next week? If you’re like me, Christmas break has officially begun for your kids and you’re feeling a little like this…

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And if you’re a working mom like me you may want to take a winter’s nap during the next week but there are presents to wrap and Christmas cheer to be made!

Here are a few simple ideas I’ve pinned to my Happy Holidays board on Pinterest that don’t include any Elf on a Shelf shenanigans (thank you sweet baby Jesus). Click on the picture and you’ll be magically teleported to the pin as fast as Old St. Nick. You’re welcome! Christmas is next week people!

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If you’re wrapping presents until the umpteenth hour, you might as well make them stand out! How cute is this stacked snowman gift idea?


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My co-worker Kristen introduced me to cracker toffee last year. Five minutes and five pounds later, I was in love.


 

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Speaking of yummy things, I love this Rudolph breakfast idea.


Christmas specials 328x1024 Saturday Morning Pins: Christmas Is Next Week OMG EditionOne of my favorite Christmas memories from childhood was watching my favorite Christmas specials. Here’s the scoop on the entire schedule because despite Netflix and Redbox, there’s just something about tuning in to a TV special.


Grinch Cookies Saturday Morning Pins: Christmas Is Next Week OMG Edition

These are too fun. You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch but even you can’t stop the power of baking!


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I love all the holiday scents at Christmas. This is a great way to make your house smell amazing. And if you have three dogs like we do, it helps mask the festive Fido aroma.


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Do you want to build a snowman? I’m not sure we’ll have a white Christmas here in Nashville, but we will have pizza once or thrice during Christmas break. I love this snowman pizza idea and this would be fun to make all winter long.


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My girls both love lasagna. I may have to make this! I get a little tired of holiday food and Italian is a fave around here.


Have a great weekend and remember…


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Baking And Making Holiday Memories (And Remembering Safety First)

Disclosure: I wrote this post in partnership with Kidde, all words and opinions are my own and you can leave a comment at the end to enter the giveaway for a fire extinguisher for your home.

The holidays conjure up lots of special childhood memories, many of which were cooked up in my mom’s kitchen of our old Southern farmhouse. She is, and has always been, an amazing cook and would make special desserts that I now associate with the holidays. I have fond memories of her making divinity, and her chocolate sheet cake from The Nashville Cookbook is a family favorite throughout the year, not to mention the amazing pies she makes. Any occasion for family to gather is an occasion for my sweet mom to bake! And she recently brought back her delicious rum cake at Thanksgiving!

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Many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen over the holidays and it’s easy to lose track of safety while we are busy and distracted.

Did you know that the number one cause of home fires and injuries, and that the winter months are the deadliest season for home fires?  Most fatal home fires happen in homes with no smoke alarm or no working alarm. And, a recent Kidde survey revealed some pretty eye-opening statistics:

  • Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries.

  • The winter months are the deadliest season for home fires.

  • Most fatal home fires happen in homes with no smoke alarm or no working alarm.

  • Nearly five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie than know the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. (source: recent Kidde survey)

See the graphic below for some helpful #RecipeforSafety tips that you can educate yourself on this holiday season.

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I’m so excited to team up with Kidde this holiday season to give one of their kitchen fire extinguishers to one lucky reader of my blog!

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The Ultimate Tween Girl Gift Guide: 20 Gifts Under $20

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Happy week before Christmas scrambling! I either need a shot of espresso or a shot of tequila, depending on the hour.


If you have girls ages 9 to 12, I’ve hand picked 20 gifts all priced at $20 or less. Several are available on Amazon, which is my go-to online shopping destination during this crazy season because of the fast and free shipping (we have an Amazon Prime account), and I’ve linked up accordingly. I still have a bit of shopping to do, but almost have my girls’ shopping complete! Just need to pick up stocking stuffers.


Are you finished with your holiday shopping yet? What do your tween/teen daughters want for Christmas? My 9-year-old has her sights set on a Tomodachi Life game for her Nintendo DS as well as the Disney Infinity game for our Wii U. My 12 1/2 year old is all about clothes and loves all things Bethany Mota at Aeropostale.


Without further ado, here are my picks for this year’s tween girl gift guide:


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