• Seasonal Sweets Sunday: Peppermint Stick Cookies

    December 11, 2016

    This week’s recipe is actually making it up on Sunday! Barely. XD Once again, it’s later than I meant it to be, but this time it’s because of an unexpected holiday surprise of the best kind: An unexpected new addition to the family! đŸ˜» #meetbeatrix #kitten #catsofinstagram #christmaskitten A photo posted by Lyssa Chiavari (@lyssachiavari)…

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  • Holiday rainbows

    December 6, 2016

    So, even though I’ve been sparkly and holly jolly this December, I realize that the holidays aren’t always a super fun time for everyone. I’m very lucky to have a family that is accepting of my asexuality and has never made me feel unwelcome or unloved for it. But I also have close friends who are…

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  • Seasonal Sweets (Monday): Making fudge!

    December 5, 2016

    So, my plan for yesterday was to post a recipe, but… Today’s holiday cheer post has been delayed due to an exploding candy thermometer. Stand by…! — Lyssa Chiavari (@lyssachiavari) December 5, 2016 But now we have a new candy thermometer, so here is the recipe! I’m going to post a different family recipe every…

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  • Wish on a shining star~

    December 4, 2016

    So, today’s Holiday Cheer post is coming a bit later than I meant it to… and it’s also a different topic than it was originally going to be… which is largely due to an exploding candy thermometer… long story. XD So the originally planned post will be coming tomorrow, but don’t think that I’m going…

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  • Hasn’t snowed a single flurry, but Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry

    December 1, 2016

    I’m the sort of person who gets a little intense over the holidays. Almost every holiday, actually. I love decorating the house for the different seasons, making crafts and finding cutesy wreaths and rugs and window clings and other kitschy ways to show my holiday spirit, be it Halloween or the Fourth of July. And after the doozy…

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