I don’t know about you, but today kicks off a very busy weekend in my household. Although I have cookie dough and fudge in the freezer ready to rock and will be making a simple flank steak instead of turkey for Christmas Day, I still have a lot to do between now and Christmas night. So for dinners this week, I’ll be looking for easy and fast–and preferably one-pot clean-up.
I love Christmas–but I don’t like the busyness that seems to be a hallmark of the season. A few years ago, I decided to start working on Christmas preparations in October, and I haven’t looked back. Here’s a calendar–still a work in progress!–to keep you on track to enjoy your holidays with as little stress as possible this year.
Thanksgiving is over, but the bustle of the holiday season is just getting started. On this last day of Thanksgiving vacation–if you were blessed enough to get one–spend some time organizing your calendar for December.
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it–next Thursday!–and I know some of you are going all-out, perhaps even creating name cards, preparing crafts for the kids, and posting your menu in a picture frame. If you can relate and you’re looking for decor, game, or recipe ideas, you can visit my Thanksgiving Made Simple(r) Pinterest board.
If all you’re looking for is a quick, simple, elegant Thanksgiving menu, I’ve posted an editable one for #freebiefriday.
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Christmas is coming quickly, and whether you are trying to simplify your life a bit or go totally minimalist, you may want to avoid buying a lot of things that your loved ones don’t need or won’t use. Here are some gift ideas that may fit the bill.