Last weekend, I caught a small part of Julefest and snagged a Christmas countdown candle at the Danish Windmill. We've been burning it each night at supper. It's a fun way to mark the time and makes supper that much more hygge. While I was at the windmill I had my first taste of Glogg for the season.
Last night, I finished sewing two stockings. One for each kid to hang near the Christmas tree. I had enough scraps on hand to make the stockings but now I am pretty well out of red and green fabric so I will have to visit Log Cabin Quilting during Elk Horn's ugly sweater festival December 14 and take advantage of their 30% off sale. I'm hoping to make a tree skirt this year. It may not get done by Dec 25 but if I make it now I will have it for next year!
When it comes to Christmas Day, I think we will have Raspberry Danishes for breakfast. Or maybe an almond kringle. I will let NP choose. We will be going out to eat Christmas Day because that is my grandma's preference and in her words "you will have plenty of years to have Christmas when I'm gone". Regardless, I will still make pies because fresh apple pie is just a MUST. And like I said, I am in the Christmas spirit this year so I planned out some Christmas meals anyway. You can benefit from those dreams by ordering our Ham Holiday Meal Bundle or our Leg of Lamb Holiday Meal Bundle. Recipes included! Breakfast items and pies available too.
My Christmas shopping started at Julefest too but I can't tell you too much about that for obvious reasons ;) There are a couple of unique businesses I am definitely buying from this year though including Corn 4 a Cause & Little Grey House Designs. Corn 4 a Cause is a non profit that grows super yummy sweet corn. For every dozen ears of corn that they sell, they donate a dozen ears to food pantries around the area. And they offer gift certificates! Corn 4 a Cause is located just a mile south of us on Eagle Avenue.
Little Grey House designs is owned by a mom of 3 who spends her spare time designing and making t-shirts, bags, blankets,coffee mugs and more. She has some fun gift bundles right now so hop on over to her page and see what she has! Both of these businesses offer unique options for the hard to buy for.
With that I better get back to the present moment in my house. O just asked me to dance along with Jingle Bell Rock and ya better believe I'm not gonna pass that up!
Emily & the crew