Five things

Just one more week ’til Christmas and you know what that means: time to bake all the cookies! Here I used two simple gingerbread and sugar cookie recipes to make DIY holiday garlands.

cookie garland

Want the easy how-to? Drop by So Fawned Lifestyle.

christines cookies full

Oh the kitchen’s been smelling so good! Yesterday I made these triple chocolate sour cream cookies by Christine at Life on Manitoulin. Their cakey texture makes them almost brownie-like (yum!) and the m&m’s give them a nice crunch.

girls cookies full

We shared them with friends who came over for a playdate after school.

ornament glue

We’ve also made a few ornaments for the tree, like these Christmas pom pom ones over at So Fawned Lifestyle.

minted notebooks

How much do we love personalized notebooks? I ordered these ones from minted a couple of weeks ago using a gift certificate I’d won in a contest (woot!) and couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. It’s Christmas come early!

package

And speaking of Christmas, one try small things reader is going to find this surprise prezzie at their door in the next couple of days, maybe even tomorrow! Is it you? Oh I can’t wait for it to arrive!

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