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December 2015

Holidays + Events Life

My 2015 Christmas Letter

I’m starting to feel like I say this every year, but 2015 was sure a wild ride! It was full of new adventures, new places, new jobs and new people. We started 2015 in Lafayette, Louisiana after my husband accepted a new job with a…

December 22, 2015
Food + Drink

Cookie & Cocoa | Christmas Edition

Forget milk and cookies this Christmas. Try leaving Santa Claus these Oatmeal Scotchies and hot chocolate. Only this is not ordinary hot chocolate – it’s the most decadent, creamy, rich and chocolatey hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted. Let’s get another close up of that…

December 15, 2015
Food + Drink

Cup of Cheer | Wassail

Everyone has a favorite recipe, and this is mine: wassail. I wait all year for it to get cold enough in the fall to make this hot cider drink. Then I make it repeatedly throughout the winter until the days get warm in the…

December 10, 2015
Holidays + Events

My Top 10 Holiday Movies

Presents, decorations and good ol’ Santa Claus get most of our attention this time of year, but there’s one little family tradition that I personally hold most dear during the holidays: watching Christmas movies. Growing up in the country, we spent many frosty nights inside…

December 8, 2015
Food + Drink

Sarah’s Caramel Apple Pie

If you couldn’t tell from this post and this post and this post, dessert is kind of my favorite thing. I love dessert: cakes, chocolates, ice cream, custards, brownies, cookies… but not pies. Especially not fruit pies. I used to say that fruit was…

December 3, 2015

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I’m so excited to host my guest blogger, Nikki Riojas, on Sunflower Magnolia today! Nikki was the first friend I made in Lafayette, Louisiana when we moved down from the Midwest, and she helped me with everything from finding good restaurants to learning the particulars…

December 1, 2015