There are 52 days remaining between now and a new year…so let’s keep focusing on holiday joy with a shopping trip, what clothing I wore and a fun recipe for young chefs.
You just cannot stop smiling when you hug a gnome! Right? So let’s get started….
Come with Leigh Ann and me as we jump into the car and head out to our favorite mall in San Antonio.
We found so many great gift items and fun decorations. See our favorites in this slideshow…..
I love to dress seasonal and festive when shopping this time of year, but the heat in our area presents…a challenge.
Yes, layering is a must, but then as you warm up, you either have to carry extra baggage around the mall or return to the car.
This faux suede top from Chico’s has been in my closet for years and usually comes out this time of year. It is lightweight and I can wear it and feel seasonal and not have to return to the car with a jacket.
Of course, you cannot go wrong wearing red right now!!
AN EASY, TASTY, SEASONAL RECIPE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
I am looking forward to making ACORN BITES with grandchildren! Here is what we need…..
Peanut Butter- Chocolate Acorn Cookies
Nutter Butter Bites
Your Choice: Store bought or homemade chocolate frosting
Mini-Chocolate Chips (I need to keep these on hand. They are in so many recipes!)
Use the chocolate frosting to adhere a Hershey’s Kiss to the top of a Nutter Butter Bite. Place a few spoonfuls of the icing into a plastic sandwich bag and snip the end of the bag with scissors.
Then put a dab of frosting onto the other side of the Nutter Butter Bite. Place a mini chocolate chip over the frosting to create the acorn’s stem. Place them in the refrigerator for a little while to set.
Note: I plan to gather some acorns from a neighborhood walk and have them nearby to show the children what we are going for and what they are.
I grew this red oak from special acorns from out first family home…which was on Larchmont Street, so I call it the Larchmont Tree.
I am amazed at how big it is now.
My husband’s grandmother was in the Garden Club for that area of town and she grew the original tree, as well as, many red oaks up and down the street.
So these Acorn Bites will be a lesson about growing trees and family history!
All recipes for the Holiday Recipe Contest must be submitted by November 13…That’s Friday, y’all!!! So easy to enter! The prize box for two of you will include:holiday tea towels, a holiday apron, holiday spatula and beauty items! It is a fun box!! Enter today!
HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS FULL ON!
Make sure you use these links for your shopping…I gave ideas from Pottery Barn today…more coming every day! Thanks so much for being here…and always…
MY COMPLEXION LOVES CHAMONIX…KEEPING ME YOUTHFUL! Currently, running a FALL SPECIAL, BUY TWO, GET TWO FREE!
By Pamela Lutrell