holiday cheer time

Last Seasonal Sweets Sunday: Peppermint Brownies!

Happy New Year, everybody! December may be over, but for Catholics like me, Christmas isn’t over until January 6 😉 So here is one last seasonal recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth! In case you can’t tell, I am a little obsessed with peppermint. For this recipe, to make it easy on…

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Seasonal Sweets Sunday: Snowball Cookies

“This post is going up later than I meant it to” is becoming a theme, isn’t it? XD Today I was supposed to go see Star Wars: Rogue One, but it was sold out, so we saw Moana instead. (Secret: I actually wanted to see Moana more, so this worked…

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Holiday Crafts: Make an intergalactic ornament

As you know, I’m a little bit obsessed with anything to do with outer space. So this year, I decided to add a little cosmic cheer to my Christmas tree, and make an outer space ornament! Here’s what you need: Clear ball ornaments designed for crafting: Stores like JoAnn’s and Hobby…

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Seasonal Sweets Sunday: Peppermint Stick Cookies

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! 😻 #meetbeatrix #kitten #catsofinstagram #christmaskitten A photo…

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Holiday rainbows

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…

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Seasonal Sweets (Monday): Making fudge!

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…

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Wish on a shining star~

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…

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

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…

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