Hi All! I meant to post this about a week ago & it completely slipped my mind. It started "Christmas is all cleared away around here and I've completed my first week back to work in the New Year." Haha, whoops, old news now!
There are a few, random, fun things happening this week that don't fit into any particular category but I thought would be fun to share.
First of all, I'm so excited about the gift I came up with for our annual friend's White Elephant Christmas Party. In recent years, the party has been pushed to January because of the craziness of December, and it has turned to be even more fun that way. It's a grown-ups only party which includes dinner. The real centerpiece of the party is the White Elephant/Yankee/Chinese gift exchange. Each person must bring a gift that costs approximately $20. Every year, we push ourselves to come up the most creative, most steal-able gift that we can think of.
Perusing Pinterest, I came up with this idea -- an indoor s'mores kit! How fun is that? I picked up some sterno & skewers as well as lots of fun sweets for gourmet/out-of-the-box s'mores. I love it so much. I think that we might need to get some sterno and have an indoor s'mores night of our own.
Next, I got a new Crock Pot for Christmas. My old was was literally falling apart and I couldn't program it to specific cooking times. I got this one:
I'm really excited to use this one more often than I did my last one. The question is, what to make? Do any of you have really good Crock Pot recipes? I'm not much of a stew fan, but other than that, I'd love to hear from you with your favorites. I'm thinking that Skinny Taste's Salisbury Steak Meatballs might be a good one to try.
Finally, I hit up the Big Flea last weekend.
I got pretty lucky, I think!
And, I found this set of salt and pepper shakers that I couldn't resist for my Santa collection. How cute are they?
So, here it is, my belated January update. I have a few post ideas in the back of my head that I'm hoping to get typed up before things get busy again!