Christmas is H.E.C.T.I.C. and when you have reached the point of baking overload, it's time to:
a. Pull out some frozen bake exchange cookies from Christmas past,
b. Open a box of chocolates that you got roped into buying for a school fundraiser, or
c. Avoid any sort of baked / uber sugary good and opt for fruit!
These little Santa Strawberry Buddies seem easy to make and half-way healthy! Directions here.
Even Simpler and a bit Grinchier:
And for the Pièce de résistance: A Christmas fruit tree of course! Instructions here.
No one does entertaining like Martha and after 20 years of her magazine, she has put together a list of her best holiday cocktails. 2 please... or 3.
It's Upcycling and the perfect hostess gift! Vintage teacups made into candles. Directions here.
FOR HIM/HER: Christmas just isn't Christmas in my family anyway, unless the Griswolds are a part of it. You too can gift those fabulous moose mugs that Cousin Eddie and his dickie use as a nog sipper. Available online here. (I was so excited, I actually just ordered some... I'm such an 80's nerd!)
For a healthy, great gift ideas, David's Tea is top of my list this year! Look at these super cute Christmas Crackers filled with tea. Clever!
Or better yet, all you crafters out there can pull these off and the crackee (is that a word?) can actually get a personanlized treat! check out The Glitter Guide.
Run off those Christmas Cookies! Here is a perfect gift for the sporty spice in your family! The Nike+ Fuel Band SE. You can set goals and track your workouts with all the motivation you need on your wrist.
FOR THE KIDDOS: Fitness & Fun available at Chapters.
Both of my girls have asked for one of these Nerf Rebelles at Toys R Us. (all I can say is: poor dog!)
This Razor Crazy Cart is pricey but looks super FUN and is highly reviewed. at Toys R Us.
We have lots of great designs this year that, lucky for us, have been flying off the shelves! Available online at: www.flauntshop.com
Is it time to curl up on the couch with a Hot Toddy and watch Love Actually yet? I think yes!
Happiest of holidays to all~