1. The amount of cookies (variety-wise, not quantity-wise, so much) that I’ve baked over the last week is crazy! We’ve started to assemble some cookie gifts buuuuut now I’m certain I have to make these chocolate white chocolate peppermint ones.
2. Wrapping gifts: do you love it or hate it? I absolutely love it and will stay up half the night wrapping presents. There is just something so satisfying about folding those corners. WEIRD.
3. A little over a week ago I set out a cooler for the UPS/Fedex/etc guys filled with water, iced coffee cans, la croix and snacks and a note thanking them for delivering an obnoxious amount of packages in 2017. I saw this idea on pinterest and it has been my favorite thing that we’ve done this season for others.
4. Eddie is currently binging on The Punisher. I’m considering starting The Crown. Thoughts?
5. So I’ve never understood the appeal of the Hallmark Christmas movies or the Hallmark channel in general (I know, am I a monster?), but I somehow got sucked in to watching TWO movies this past weekend while I was wrapping and, um, now I kind of get it. KIND OF.
6. Your cookie horoscope! Fun fun fun.
7. Even though I am in absolutely no rush for this year and season (and my self-imposed maternity leave) to end, I’m also secretly excited for all the self-helpy articles and tips and videos about starting fresh in the new year. Like how to organize your day for success.
8. Always swore we’d never be those people with blow up Christmas decor in our yard but Max is trying to make a VERY strong case this year.
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The Crown for sure. Second season is even better than the first. My cousin and I theme and match our wrapping paper color scheme every year, so no, not weird by me!
I haven’t seen the crown but I’m totally into the marvel shows lately! I’m definitely late to the game and watched some out of order. Jessica Jones is totally my favorite! but loving all the others too
You must must must watch the 12 Dates of Christmas on Netflix. 1) Mark Paul Gosselaar, 2) Amy Smart, 3) cheesy adorable Christmas movie that nods heavily to Groundhog’s Day, and 4) Mark Paul Gosselaar aka ZACH MORRIS <3
And yes, wrapping is my favorite and corners are the best/most satisfying part. I also have this weird contest with myself to see how little tape I can use (3 pieces is the holy grail!)
The Hallmark movie thing – I feel you on this. I’d always laughed at people who liked these movies with predictable storylines that shoehorned Christmas into EVERYTHING… until I had a sick baby who would only sleep on my chest and I had to spend a lot of time on my couch. Now I am 100% a fan of the Christmas joy that Hallmark brings!
The Crown is definitely worth your time! It took me a few episodes to get into it (the pacing’s a little slow to get used to), and now I’m hooked. The costumes, sets, and royal intrigue get an A+.
I fought the hype for The Crown, but when I finally sat down to watch it – totally amazing. I’m trying to pace myself during season 2, but it’s haaard. So good!
I did close to the same thing for our mailmen too! I got a basket with waters, chips, cookies, and Christmas tree cakes! And left them a little note.
Blow up Christmas decor – I was against it too until my youngest of three children suggested one. He doesn’t ask for much and we all know that what the baby wants the baby gets. We now have a blow up, rotating Christmas tree in our front yard. Christmas is for kids in our house, at least for now.
My husband and I LOVED the Punisher (probably my favorite in the Netflix Marvel canon), but we are also LOVING the Crown season 2! Wholehearted recommend both!
The crown is awesome. If you loved downton Abbey you will love it…not sure I remember you watching Downton.
Not into Hallmark movies but if you search on YouTube for yule log you find a fireplace with a pretty Christmas tree and ridiculous dogs and cats just doing their thing, moving around, playing. Its from the Hallmark channel. We had it on in the background while we were decorating the house for Christmas and my 3 year old loooved it.
I love the Hallmark Christmas movies, I watch them every year. I always know they are going to have a happy ending but I can’t help it, I HAVE to watch. Even when they do Christmas is July,… I watch. I have to do some cookie and cracker baking this weekend, homemade cheez its and maybe some kind of mini quick bread to give out. And I love that idea for the UPS and Fexex drivers, so thoughtful.
I love wrapping presents! Got to have a hot cocoa and a cheesy Christmas movie on too :) But can we talk about the way toys are packaged please?! So many rounded corners and bubbly packaging and cut outs, it’s like they’re trying to make it challenging to wrap! Next year I swear I’m buying my sons toys based on box shape 😂🙄
Yes to The Crown – also, Victoria on PBS (1st season is available on Amazon Prime).
And if you haven’t watched Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (netflix), you need to give that gift to yourself!
Yes yes yes Miss Fisher’s.
I love wrapping gifts too. I used to stay up late on Christmas Eve watching White Christmas on AMC and wrapping all.the.gifts. every year before I had kids. Now I try to wrap everything as it comes because seriously, I cannot stay up until the wee hours of the morning with a 3 & 6 year old who wake up extra early on Christmas. I still watch White Christmas every year though.
The crown is pretty good but you do have to pay attention to the dialogue or you will be totally lost.
Blow-up Christmas decorations are a no. My kids want them, but they just seem SO commercial to me.
Cookie baking is happening every day this week! I’ve got a ridiculous amount to do. Plus I am doing a Buche de Noel for Christmas Day.
I always leave treats for our milk delivery person, but our mail delivery changes every day and we have one of those stupid lockers at the end of the street (I miss normal mail boxes!) so I never really see them anyway.
I used to be totally into Hallmark movies when we had cable but now that we don’t I only sort of miss them. I do miss the Valentine’s movies even if they are totally cliche (I secretly love Valentine’s Day even though I pretend to hate it 😂).
Happy Christmas to you & your family!
I rarely binge watch anything and the crown is a must binge watch show imo!! Sooo sooo good.
100% YES to watching The Crown. I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner but I watched both seasons last week, which I felt showed amazing restraint because I totally could have watched it in 2-3 days, it’s THAT good.
I love wrapping gifts too! It just looks so pretty plus I think it’s more fun on the receiving end.
Regarding the blow-up yard things, I’ve always hated them. However, we started a holiday prank war with my MIL a few years ago so I have had all sorts of “surprise” decorations in my house/yard ever since. So now I love/hate them. I mean, seriously, you can’t be mad about a Mr. Potato Head Santa, right?
YES to The Crown! I flew through the first season and I cannot wait to start the second!
I hated all things Hallmark for so long! Well, except Golden Girls reruns! But this year I watched one stupid movie and now I am ADDICTED. I have recorded every one that has come on (because I have so many years to catch up on!). I will stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning watching them. They are such a great way to just RELAX and forget about everything!
I LOVE The Crown. I am totally into the mix of drama and history. I am not a binge watcher but I buzzed through both seasons of this show. Definitely recommend!
Hallmark-love how they never kiss until the VERY end :). Nice and mindless for this overly stressed out world. Love the Crown but it requires a lot of attention. Wrapping is the one thing about the holidays I hate!! Hurts my back and I am so bad at it.
I want every single minute of the days until Christmas to pass very slowly-time is just so precious and I want to enjoy it so much :).
The Crown is an absolute MUST! I agree though, the first couple episodes were a bit slow but after that, you will be HOOKED! We love it in this house!
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OMG I love Maggie’s Christmas Miracle on Hallmark. Karen Kingsbury wrote the original novel and she is my all time #1 favorite inspirational fiction writer. Her daughter is in it and her son helped her make the screenplay. This movie is too cute! The only reason I even watch Hallmark is cuz of her. YAY!
Yes watch the Crown. SO good.
I only made two cookies this year. Not normal for me but I’m juggling a full time job, going back to school full time and a family. I made my husband’s favorite pecan pie bars(two batches, so I could give some away) and my favorite an old Italian cookie amaretti. Yum.
I love The Crown. Sneaky Pete was another I liked. As far as The Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies…….My husband watches it more than I do. He is so weird. I can only take so much of it. I don’t care for the newer movies for 2017.
I LOVE The Crown and Victoria even more!
I love wrapping gifts too. I worked in gift wrap during the holidays in high school. I liked in then and still do. Love your idea for leaving snacks for delivery folks – I will copy that! Yes on the Crown.
Hallmark Christmas is a hard no for me. Strangely, my 12 yr old daughter enjoys it. I can’t even. Really. where did this come from and how did that happen?
The Crown though? Yes! if you like the Royals or were a Downton follower… great match.
yes to wrapping. no to hallmark. yes to cookie horoscope. and a hard NO to inflatable decorations :)
YES to watching the Crown!! And then maybe further exploration of Brit shows….they really know how to do it! There are so so many more great ones…..Merry Christmas!
The Crown. Do it!
Love love love the crown!!!!!!!
So disappointed that they’re changing up the cast next season though. But glad that it’s continuing.
Def a must watch!
The punisher is an amazing show! Except part 1 of it basically starts in season2 of daredevil, and season 1 of the punisher is essentially part 2.