i was out of the house for fifteen hours straight yesterday. obviously, blogging was not on the agenda.
i haven’t been to the gym since last friday, but i think carrying 15 hickory farms meat & cheese gifts through the entire mall counts as a workout, don’t you?
my arms are bruised from the experience.
i am not joking.
while i keep photographing various things that have been going on with me, i haven’t had a chance to sit down and blog about them.
enter: a list.
lists always save the day. i love a good list. we all know that.
eight things from my camera card..lately.
1. i received my awesome gift from the christmas blogger swap.
stefanie is such a babe. she knows me too well—check out all the fun owl stuff! and that canister is full of mrs. field’s nibblers. i have been inhaling them. thanks so much, stefanie, and special thanks to tina for setting it all up.
2. i made some fun holiday gifts for co-workers.
i used my chocolate chip cookie recipe to make these fun jars. it took a long time and multiple trips to multiple stores, but in the end.. it was worth it. i think they turned out great.
to make the ingredients fit into the jar, i used only 2/3 of the recipe (and only 1 egg instead of 2, since you can’t really use 2/3 of 2 eggs). i had to use trial and error to see how much mix would fit in a jar and if the cookies would turn out if all ingredients were dumped in at once and if it was better to use one egg or two.
well, three batches and 75 cookies later, i figured out the perfect measurements and 24 gifts were made.
3. i got my hair done.
hello, bangs, oh how i have missed you! marshall likes the side swept bangs, i like the blunt ones. so, i mix it up. sometimes blunt, sometimes side swept. a little bit of useless information for you guys. you’re welcome.
4. we had an office lunch today and it was delicious.
all the girls brought a little something to share. i was in charge of dessert. i was going to make apple crisp from scratch.. but i was shopping until 10:30 PM last night. gross. SO.. i opted to purchase a dozen treats from kneader’s bakery.
there was also 7 layer dip, chips, chicken & black bean deliciousness and treats galore.
i loved the homemade baklava.
5. it’s clementine season!
i came home to find a box of these at my house. thanks, marshall!
i love the tiny segments.
6. my lens cap miraculously appeared.
this thing has been missing for at least 3 months. i have no idea where it came from, but it was all of a sudden on my kitchen table. i am not complaining… but that is really flipping strange.
7. someone (or two) ate a whole loaf of bread.
okay, okay, so that is NOT so great. i came home to the empty, torn apart bag on the floor. it wasn’t great but it was funny. and look how guilty they are.
sure hope it was good, penny.
8. i got this awesome owl ribbon.
however, i have no clue what to do with it…
there you go. eight things.
i do have a few things still left to be blogged about including two recipes and one restaurant review.. oh, and THREE more giveaways. stay tuned! and in the meantime, you can still enter giveaway #7 and giveaway #9—they are both open to enter into through christmas eve.
i know that my blogging habits are all over the place. i am not saying i am sorry but i am saying i miss the usual schedule. hopefully things will go back to normal soon.. i miss normalcy and i miss reading other blogs. but for now, christmas activities rank top priority.
here is a clue regarding a fun upcoming post…
be back later!
what is one great thing that has happened in your life lately?
xo. janetha g.