How is it that Christmas is 9 days away? After a busy, busy week I’m excited for a busy, busy weekend. I will be spending most of today prepping for a holiday get-together we’re hosting tomorrow at our house for Big Guy’s mom’s side of the family. I’m excited to show off our home renovations and spend time with family. We actually decided to host a “brunch/lunch” instead of dinner and I have a fun menu planned. I’m hoping to squeeze in a little relaxation tonight and perhaps even a Christmas movie. I hope you all have a wonderful, festive weekend!
Favorite Sugary Sweet: Gingerbread House Tea Party. How fun would this be for a little girl? Totally stealing this idea for when BG is a little older.
Favorite Brunch: Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread. Monkey bread is a staple on Christmas morning at my parents house. And it’s honestly the only time of year I eat monkey bread. But I might have to make an exception to try this variation of a sweet brunch favorite.
Favorite Obsessed: Mai Tai Stud Earrings. These would totally be on my Christmas list if I had seen them before this week. How fun are these earrings?!?!
Favorite Decadent: Fresh Mint White Hot Chocolate. One of my favorite combos in life is chocolate + mint. I am totally game for drinking my dessert with this sweet treat.
Favorite Splurge: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. While incredibly expensive, I’ve heard this hair dryer is life changing. I swear I waste hours of my life drying my hair so it might be worth the investment one day.
Favorite Holiday Dinner: Herb and Butter Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish and Caramelized Onions. Another meal option for Big Guy’s birthday that I’m sure he wouldn’t turn down.
Favorite “Appy” Hour: Roasted Lemon Spinach and Artichoke Dip. ‘Tis the season for appetizers! Spinach and artichoke dip is always a party favorite but this one is elevated with Meyer lemon, jalapeño and fontina cheese. Delicious.
Favorite Spiked: Bourbon Delight Bars. A classic holiday treat turned into a bar. And I love her idea of switching up the alcohol used to make different variations. I would love to try it with amaretto. But don’t let the kiddos get their hands on these!
Favorite Merry, Merry: Honey Roasted Pear Sparking Cocktails & Mocktails. I love pears and think that roasting them for a cocktail is genius. And bubbles make any drink more fun.