Today is Friday (obvi) but it is extra fun for me today because it's tacky sweater day today at work and there is some major money on the line. Keep your fingers crossed for me; I've got nursery decor calling my name and I wouldn't mind taking first, second, or third place in our contest!
Time for another Five On Friday and as we near the end of 2013, I just have to send hugs and a huge THANK YOU to all of y'all who consistently link up with us each week ... this fun link-up has been a true highlight of the year!
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I (mostly) wrapped up Christmas shopping and wrapping yesterday on my day off, and what a treat that was! I had Miracle on 34th Street playing on television while I sat on the floor and got all of the gifts tied up in pretty bows. Anyone who knows me knows that I was in pure bliss. :)
We are big fans of stockings in my family and we get creative. I'm so giddy over this fun idea I did for Ian's stocking. The two of us are huge Breaking Bad fans (we're Netflixing it and on the last season now). I knew my husband would get a total kick out of a little baggie of his own "blue" so I got some cotton candy rock candy from Michaels ($1.29/stick) and twisted it off the stick into a little bag.
He's gonna flip. I can't wait.
T H R E E
Christmas food ... I'm so excited!
Here is a beloved holiday recipe from our family.
Bacon and Cheese Muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 TB sugar
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine egg, milk and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon into greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately.
F O U R
Tonight is Friday which means pizza and couch snuggles. It's A Wonderful Life is on TV tonight and Ian has never seen it! I'm really excited about him seeing this classic for the first time. What about you -- is it a favorite?
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This is our last Five On Friday before the Christmas holiday so I just want to wish you and yours a MERRY MERRY! I can't wait to see you all back here after the big day!
I hope you will join this link-up along with me and my wonderful co-hostesses -- Darci, Natasha, and Christina. Playing along is simple! Just write a post about five things on your mind today, anything goes really, post the logo below on your blog, and then enter your post address below in the link-up section. It's a great way of meeting new friends and getting more eyes on your cute blog :)