Sunday, December 9, 2012

December Happenings

I'm not sure about you, but I feel like these past few months have completely flown by. It doesn't feel like it's as close as it is to Christmas. I have things to do and last week, realized this is our only free weekend this month! It overwhelmed me to realize that, but we'll be able to see lots of family this month which we don't get to see nearly enough. 

I have random things to catch up on!
I've started a Sunday night tradition of taking epsom salt baths. It's great for my fibro pains and gives me time to do some deep breathing and stretches that can help me too. 

A few weeks ago, I also made a batch of chili using random ingredients I had around, even adding ketchup, tomato sauce, and pasta sauce to get the good tomato flavor Nick's mom, Diane, has in her chili recipe. To make sure I had enough flavor, I added some beef broth substitution, 1 tbsp soy sauce and I did about 3/4 to 1 cup water with it. I also added some hot sauce to give it some spice and a few cans of beans, including garbanzo beans. Anyway, I added things here and there and this batch, to my surprise, was amazing! 

I thought I'd share a few of my seasonal swap-outs from fall to Christmas.

We put up our Christmas tree last weekend and I just loooove it. It's also the first year we're using that topper and I love that along with our nativity scenes! Are you feeling the love?! ;) 

I've also been busy working in Santa's shop on some gifts;)

I seeded a pomegranate for the first time. It wasn't all that difficult and the seeds are so delicious and juicy.

We ate salads with pomegranate seeds and also just ate the seeds plain for snacks.

I found a new favorite store too! 

There is so much cute stuff to look at. It looks like there are multiple locations in the Twin Cities. 

Last night, we enjoyed a date night to the Holidazzle (hey, Cameron Diaz!) 

 Hiiii Santa!

We enjoyed dinner afterwards at Taste of Thailand

My date. He's the best. 

 Observing the busyness of downtown Minneapolis on a Saturday night.

It's been snowing all day here today which is our first real snow storm. Local weather guys predicted 3-5 inches, but The Weather Channel says 6-9 inches. We'll see! It's already really adding up out there.

I took these this morning and it's snowed a lot since then. I'll have more pictures to share on my next post. I'm enjoying the beauty outside, but even as we were out earlier, we saw many cars in ditches and getting stuck, probably not realizing how slick it really is. 

Today's Snowy Pinspiration:


Anonymous said...

Ive the bloc! Ya'll are so sweet. And your Christmas corner is lovely. I need to try the pomegranite seeds. Sounds good.

Denise said...

That's suppose to be Love the blog. And this is Denise from TX. Silly Kindle.

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