It’s beginning to look a lot like …


Wishing everyone the sweetest of sugar comas this season.

I’ve been busily getting into the swing of things: potato rolls (rising under the towel), cashew toffee, obligatory chocolate chip cookies, and carrot cake. Rolled. It was a construction fail but still tastes good.


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Wedding daze

How women spend the hours before their weddings:


How men do:

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A midnight clear

Just making spirits bright, y’all.

No one was harmed in the drinking of this nativity.

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Turkey dinner cakes


Once before, as a big ol’ cake

First of all, I did this before and it was awesome. But I did it as a big cake (per the recipe) and people were confused. It was potluck and until someone cut into it, it looked straight up desserty. Imagine their surprise.

Even the bacon bits crumbled on the sides didn’t give away the savory reality. In fact, that was the dawn of the bacon craze, so really it was going on desserts (or would soon be) anyway.

This year, I’m doing it as cupcakes. Pretty stoked, actually. Tip of the hat to MBF for the cupcake idea.

Recipe and fancy image from


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Because Texas…

… my duck boots are dusty. There’s a country song in there somewhere.


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Vegans are debbils

Or at least, that’s what I think rudy’s is intimating. I could be reading more into that than they intended. But nah, probs not.


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Simplicity continues, then halts

This is great. So far. I’m halfway through the month, with only just over a quarter of what needs to be jettisoned out the door. Day 14 was mainly DVDs again, and day 15 more DVDS, books, and CDs. It’s getting harder.

In fact, I got through days 16 and 17, but just.

*skip ahead in time*
It’s the 28th today and day 18 still hasn’t happened.

I’m not giving up fully, though. I’m just putting the pause button on. For now.

Meanwhile, I cleared out a bunch of junk and papers, most of which was just in the spirit of the challenge, but I didn’t count it up. And I shouldn’t. Paper? That’s not the point, for me. But it has gotten me to empty out boxes and back up my computer and clear out old photos and so on.

So I’m pretty happy about all that and will def continue.

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