Monday, December 19, 2016

My Favorite Christmas Treat: Sausage Balls

Okay, so yes, it's the afternoon and I'm just not putting up a post. I'd like to say it was because I had a crazy busy weekend, but it was actually pretty relaxed and lazy but I'm still blaming that. It was a much needed slow weekend with my man and I didn't spend time on the computer.

BUT, I did spend time making sausage balls last night and I'd like to share my recipe! I only make these at Christmas and I just love them so much. My mom used to always make them Christmas Eve and we'd eat on them all day and into Christmas Day. Now, I've taken that job on and I decided to make some for my team at work!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Day at The Biltmore House

If you follow along on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat (you should!), you would have see that Christian and I made our annual trip to The Biltmore House in Asheville on Friday.  We have done this every year since getting engaged, and it is truly on of my favorite days of the year.
We spend the entire day just soaking up time with each other with no distractions. We get to move at our own pace and do exactly what we want with no real responsibilities. So. Much. Fun.

Monday, December 12, 2016

8 Ideas for a White Elephant Exchange

It's that time of year again: holiday parties and gift exchanges. AKA, the time when you try to find a good gift for the White Elephant exchange but can't figure out what to get and it's the night before and you're scrounging around Target for literally anything that might work. Oh no? Just me then?

Well, if you're anything like me, I'm here to solve that problem for you. This list is also going to be full of "real gifts". As much as I love the gag gift white elephant exchange,  I love "real" gifts more and that's what my team at work did. Everything on this list is around $20 or less!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Things I Can Live Without (But Don't Want To)

We can all agree that overall 2016 hasn't been that great of a year for the country as a whole, right? While most of my personal life has been pretty phenomenal, the crazy natural disasters, all the deaths, the nasty election and just general nastiness of the year hasn't made 2016 the most pleasant ever. But, that doesn't mean there aren't some really good things that I love this year. I'll preface this by saying most of these are pretty surface level so I hope you weren't looking for something deep and meaningful on this hump day ;)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Our 2016 Christmas Cards

Since getting married, there aren't that many things that changed in our lives. I changed my last name, we bought a house and got a puppy, but hey, other than those things - not terribly much. Another thing that did change, though, is that I'm now sending out Christmas cards!

I wanted to save Christmas cards to be one of our married traditions and I'm glad we did! It feels so special getting to take a few special pictures of us and Ellie every year. Yes, I left out Zuko because he's not a fan of Ellie and we could never get them both to sit still in the same spot... ever. Plus, Zuko doesn't like the outdoors and Christmas card pictures just look so much better outside! But, he still gets included as you can see from our 2015 card!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five on Friday!

I've been a little slow in Blogland this week - my apologies! I've been trying to get everything organized so I can really enjoy the season! Thankfully, I did a lot in October and November to prepare : ) But, check out the wreath I made last weekend - so easy and affordable! Today I  wanted to pop back in for 5 on Friday!