1. How incredible adorable are these soft sugar cookies?!
2. I’ve had a few questions asking what planner I’m using for 2019, and my answer is The Passion Planner again! I used it all this year and really loved it. It has everything I want (and need) but still feels minimalistic in a way. I love that soft bound book that I can transport around if necessary. This has also been the year that I’ve adopted using google calendar.
3. Eddie has fully embraced Elf on the Shelf this year. The elf has gone zip lining in the kitchen and today, is making a snow angel out of sprinkles in honor of Max’s birthday.
4. YES today is Max’s birthday and I can’t believe it. He is FOUR. What? How? When? Life is flying by in a blur and it’s scary. He made the cookies up above and I can’t even take how he decorated the gingerbread cookie. I want to frame it.
5. Definitely laughing out loud at this delivery of an amazon christmas tree.
6. TV things! How about that ending of A Million Little Things? Eeeeep! We also watched The Escape at Dannemora and it’s so interesting. Annnd I’m still binging all the Christmas movies. This is THE YEAR that I got into Hallmark movies. Every night. Me, my computer and Hallmark channel.
7. What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? I am obsessed with staying home (it’s my fave!) but I really want to start some sort of new tradition, whether it’s a game or a snack. You know?
8. I’m very into the whole weighted blanket thing. I don’t have one, but I want one. If you have one, give me the deets please.
9. Speaking of, do we like New Year’s resolutions posts? Or no.
10. I have two Christmas playlists so far this year (and one more coming!) but I can’t forget what is probably my favorite Christmas album of the last few years: Dave Barnes! It’s so good.
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We love staying home on New Year’s and instead of making a formal dinner, we do a bunch of appetizers/snacks to munch on throughout the night. These make an appearance every year http://thebeeroness.com/2014/05/09/stout-meatballs-beer-barbeque-sauce-glaze/
Happy 4th Birthday to Max! Where has the time gone?!! I have been curious about weighted blanked too. I feel like I have seen them everywhere. I have been so into the Hallmark movies too. I am a such a sucker for their movies. I love how the Elf is celebrating Max’s birthday, SO adorable.
I like to celebrate New Years that day verse the night before. With two littles it makes it nice. We do breakfast food all day and watch the Winter Classic game. I also don’t do resolutions per se but I write a list of things I’d like to do throughout the year. Its fun to see how that list changes! Happy Birthday Max!
Happy Birthday Max! Next year you will be able to show people how old you are using one whole hand!
I love the Elf on A Shelf in sprinkles…seem pretty perfect for you household.
In my opinion, the Christmas movies on Lifetime are an upgrade form the Hallmark offerings. Somehow they seem more “real life” and not just holiday romantic fantasies, None the less, it certainly is the right time of year for all those holiday stories.
I ugly cried at the end of A Million Little Things. UGLY!
Happy Birthday to Max. Did you watch the Princess Switch on Netflix? So cute and holiday.
I have a Gravity Blanket, and that sucker is real deal. I’ll mostly lay around on the couch with it and love how it feels. I can sleep with it on the bottom part of my legs and it truly relieves my restless joints. But.. if I try to sleep covered in that thing I’ll wake up feeling trapped or claustrophobic. The only downside I’ve discovered is that its so freaking heavy, so moving around from place to place can be a hassle.
After a few NYE spent with “meh” dinners out or at parties that were never as much fun as we dreamed them to be, last year my husband and I spent the evening in our jammies making homemade chicken pot stickers and coconut shrimp. For dessert, we dipped store-bought fortune cookies into chocolate. It felt festive and was something we never would done together on a normal evening. Yes to a resolutions post!
I just got a weighted blanket on sale from Bed Bath and Beyond, and I love it! Sleeping with my duvet now just feels way too light, the weighted one is so much cozier!
Happy birthday, Max! He’s so big now! (It feels so weird to realize I’ve been a reader since years before Max was born…time is insane.)
NYE has never been a big thing for me, I’m more excited to start Jan 1 in a fantastic way to set a good tone for the year. I like the idea of a tradition, maybe I can convince my boyfriend that watching LOTR – yes I am a huge nerd – is the right yearly tradition for us. And YES YES YES to resolutions. I love setting goals and mapping out a plan for them, and the start of a new year is a perfect time for that.
We purchased a few colorful mailing tubes from The Container Store a handful of years ago. We label each one with a time. We then open one every hour or couple of hours at the appointed time and the notes inside send us on a scavenger hunt – sometimes at home, sometimes out and about. Dinner, sledding, looking at lights, game, blowers inside and child review and/or goal sheets for the new year can go inside the tubes, etc. We usually end the night with an early cookie topped milk “champagne” toast.
CaravanShoppe has really cute, huge coloring sheets. Sometimes that’s one of the activities too.
I usually have to work New Years Eve unless it falls on a weekend, so when I’m home from work we either make a nice dinner (crab, prime rib, something along those lines) OR a bunch of snacky food. There is no in between. We watch the Netflix countdown with the kids, and then when they go to bed we’ll watch part of a NYE special or play a game or just chill by the fireplace. Including this year, I will have been pregnant for three out of the last five years so it generally involves an early bedtime :)
Happy birthday to Max! My oldest son turns four next month and I’m freaking out that we have one more year before we have to register for kindergarten! What is happening?!
i am opposite i prefer to go out for NYE. somehow i feel like it means im still young and cool ????
and YES to resolution/goal posts. love those.
Jess – I have a weighted blanket from Brrokstone. I have issues with muscle cramps, joint pain and sleep due to a raging automimmune condition. I bought the weighted blanket last year and have seen improvement in my sleep and pain levels in the morning. It quiets a left side tremor, too. I really feel it has been a great benefit in lessening my symptoms.
I love home NYE! We started a tradition with a slider bar and milkshakes! The first time I was pregnant and wanted something to look forward to. Now we do it every year!
Happy Birthday to the cutest 4year old ever! (and I cannot believe he’s four.. how? I’ve been watching him grow up from afar and so fantastic to have been a reader long enough for this to be a thing)
We started the tradition of doing spaghetti every year for NYE and we love it!!!
Also, I have a weighted blanket and am obsessed!!
Gosh I want a weighted blanket so bad too!
Yes to a New Year’s resolution post! All about resolutions/goals/planning/etc.
(And happy birthday Max!)
Love this post, and yes, lemon cookies definitely fill a niche. I learned a lot about weighted blankets I did not know and will suggest one to a friend who has restless leg syndrome…maybe it will help. I know target was selling weighted throws.
Happy Birthday to Max! Love his sugar cookie decorations. Million little things is so jammed pack full of emotions every episode…wow!
We started staying in for New Year’s Eve when the kids were little and we had trouble finding a sitter. My husband would plan a meal that started with soup, and I would end it with a nice dessert. We all looked forward to our feast and hanging out as a family and drinking champagne safely at home! I love the scavenger hunt one of your readers spoke about…that sounds like so much fun.
I do NYE at home with my family. I make snack-y dinner. Buffalo Chicken Dip, Candied Fritos, Ranch popcorn, Spinach Dip, and maybe fruit salad, or fresh fruit, and we drink sparkling cider.
I make a simple dinner for New Year’s day. Ham, Greens, Cornbread.
I have a weighted blanket and love it. It helps me deal with mild anxiety and insomnia. My blanket is 12 pounds and I got it from Target. A reasonable price point to try the weighted blanket to see if it works for you. It did take a few days to get used to it although it was not overly heavy. Recommend!
Growing up we always had a buffet of our favorite take out foods. We’d start in the late afternoon and enjoy all evening-mixing in some games for extra fun!
I also have been looking into the weighted blankets. Didn’t realize how expensive they were 😬. I do have sleep issues, so it may be worth the investment. I do run hot when I sleep, another reason why I haven’t decided.
I have a weighted duvet from Yorkville Blankets (can get on Amazon or Etsy- Etsy has them on sale right now!) and I love it. It’s 15 lbs. I actually sleep with it doubled up so that it’s heavier and warmer. I sleep pretty well as is, but the weighted blanket has definitely reduced how often I was up in the middle of the night.
LOVE the Dave Barnes Christmas album, thanks for the recommendation!