December Currently 2015


I am linking up once again with Anne and Jenna for their monthly “Currently” link-up.  I am currently…..


Wishing: that I don’t get too stressed out this month!  Our December calendar is already getting jam packed with lots of holiday fun.  Mix in all the preparations for the holidays themselves, including shopping, gift wrapping and menu planning, things can get a bit hectic.  I need to remind myself to step back and enjoy everything and not to “sweat the small stuff.”

Remembering:  Loved ones who have passed away.  The holidays are all about family and their presence is especially missed this time of year.

Wrapping:  Nothing yet!  I have JUST started working on the Christmas shopping!  My daughter is super excited to help wrap presents, so I need to get more shopping done!

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

Baking:  I will be baking cookies this weekend for our Supper Club’s annual cookie exchange and dinner out!  I have some ideas in mind but still haven’t finalized what cookie I’ll be making.  If you have a favorite holiday cookie, please let me know – I’m always looking for suggestions!  Pictured are the cookies I made last year, Cranberry Orange Pinwheels from Lady Behind The Curtain.

Christmas Tree

Decorating: I’m sure, like everyone else, I have been decorating the house.  Last weekend we got the outside lights up and the tree decorated.  It’s beginning to feel lot like Christmas!



  1. Cranberry and orange are the best flavor combos! I bake so many cookies this season for customers…everyone’s favorite are my cranberry raisin oatmeal, decorated sugar cookies, blueberry walnut, & my cow pie cookies (lol). I think everyone just loves the name of that one. I am baking a bunch of little cookie bites for a party this week too. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. Ah, I need to add that “wishing” to my list too… Here’s to enjoying the good things about the month and not worrying about the rest! And I love a cookie exchange – always fun. Thanks for linking up!

    • Yes, so excited for the cookie exchange this weekend!

  3. I hear ya on not getting too stressed out this month. It’s crazy how quickly time flies from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Phew!

    • Yes, time needs to slow down! 22 more days until Christmas!

  4. I haven’t started decorating yet but I am SO READY.
    I’m baking all of the things….and eating all of the things….

  5. It’s crazy how quickly schedules fill up around the holidays! There just never seems to be enough time in the day. Your tree looks amazing!
    Kelly (coming over from the linkup)

    • Aww thanks! And yes, December’s schedule gets crazy, but it’s all fun stuff!

  6. I love that you’re going to be intentional about enjoying the season despite its craziness! I am trying to do the same thing, and it isn’t easy!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for linking up!

    • I hope I’m successful in my intentions for a stress-free holiday! It’s definitely not easy.

  7. Ohh those cookies! I WAS going to do another batch of snickerdoodles, but I feel like those are calling my name instead! Delicious! Your tree is gorgeous. I’m over here just admiring everyone else’s lovely trees since there’s a chance I won’t be putting mine up. I have an 18 month old who gets into e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g, and I fear for the safety of her AND my poor tree!

    • I’m trying to remember if we put a baby gate up around the tree when the kids were little or just talked about doing it. I can understand your reluctance to put a tree up with your daughter’s age. You can always think about putting a mini one up on a table or shelf!

  8. Oh my gosh, those cookies look delicious! As much as I enjoy anything chocolate and of course a good sugar cookie, they look like they’d be a refreshing alternative to the typical treats I feel like I usually find myself surrounded by each holiday season!

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