Friday, December 20, 2013

Five Things Friday: Christmas Lists

Good morning!

Today I am copying off the cutest Courtney and her Five Things Friday posts.

Five Christmas cookie recipes you should try:
  1. The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
  2. No-bake peanut butter cookies (I use 1.5 x CRUNCHY PB for that recipe)
  3. Cranberry white chocolate cookies (my fave)
  4. Peppermint bark
  5. Monster cookies - I know this is a Halloween recipe, but just take out the candy corn and change the candy color

Five crockpot recipes to feed a crowd so you can enjoy your holiday company:

  1. Crockpot breakfast casserole 
  2. Crockpot Asian glazed chicken
  3. Crockpot chicken and dumplings
  4. White chicken chili - I make this in the crockpot all the time.
  5. Lazy pasta sauce
I can vouch for all of those recipes except for #3.  

Five last minute gift ideas for a lady like me:

  1. StitchFix gift card - I love StitchFix.  I am getting a box today, so Christmas is coming a few days early!
  2. BirchBox subscription - the gift lasts for months!
  3. FitBit Flex - I have wanted an activity tracker for some time now and I have heard lots of good things about this one.
  4. Manicure, pedicure, or massage gift card or trip (if you are giving to a girlfriend!)
  5. An indoor herb garden / fish tank like this one.  The fish feeds the herbs, the herbs feed the fish - genius!  
Five last minute gift ideas for a guy like Dan: 

I seriously asked Dan what he would buy if he had $50 to $100 to spend on himself and this is what he said:

  1. Tommie Copper compression clothing (if you happened to be married to a 28 year old with the bones of an 80 year old)
  2. A really nice frisbee (he also has liked Nerf guns or remote control helicopters in the past - hours of entertainment)
  3. A bottle of 12 year Jameson (he did receive this last year and busts it out for special company)
  4. A pair of Oakley sunglasses (Dan and I have a deal - he doesn't get another pair of Oakley's until he takes me on another vacation.  Ha!)
  5. An electronic roaster oven (I couldn't stop laughing when he told me this) 
Five last minute gift ideas for a baby like Ina:
  1. Toes, Ears, and NoseBook (Ina has the Peek-A-Baby Book and loves it)
  2. Little People Nativity Scene (We love Ina's!)
  3. Blocks (hours of entertainment)
  4. Toy to help walking like this one
  5. Rocking chair / rocking horse Ina loves to climb up on her horse and chair and rock her little heart out.
(Disclaimer - I made those lists to help you out only.  I am fairly confident that anyone who reads this blog and is actually shopping for my family has finished, so please don't think that I made that list to tell people what we want.  Also, all of the above links are NOT affiliate links, with the exception of Stitch Fix.)

Five things to read:

  1. The Day I Stopped Saying, "Hurry Up" <--Totally needed to read that after this week's drama
  2. House Rules: In these Bodies We Dance <-- I love this so much I want to scream!  Literally.
  3. What She Doesn't Know <-- I guess I am not the only one, huh?
  4. Have Your Christmas and Eat It Too <-- The perfect way (IMO) to think about eating around the holidays
  5. A Celebration of a Mom's Love <-- Only read if you have lots of tissues

Five things I want to tell you this morning

  1. Ina is walking
  2. Ina is walking
  3. Ina is walking
  4. Ina is walking
  5. Ina is walking

She learned just in time to walk to all the presents!

Posting is going to be up in the air for the next few days, so I want to wish you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas.



  1. YAY! I love this Christmas-y take! It's funny because my BF and Dan (as far as presents go!) seem very similar!

    I can't wait to see your StitchFix items. I love seeing pics of your pretty face in cute clothes :) And then I get jealous because I want StitchFix, toooo! Maybe next year. :)

    YAY for walking!!! She is too cute. How exciting!

    So many people are talking about FitBit Flex this year. I love the idea of tracking steps and every-day activity in addition to workouts, because when I was tracking my steps, I found that I basically never get my butt up off my chair. Ha. Even though working from home is nice, the downfalls are that the kitchen and bathroom are only a few steps away.

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend and Christmas, pretty lady!

  2. Great ideas. But more importantly... Yay, Ina!

  3. Racheal I have been subscribing to for the last few months. It's like Birchbox but you get full size products and everything I have gotten I love. And it too is only $10 a month.


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