• Holiday Crafts: Make an intergalactic ornament

    December 13, 2016

    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 Lobby have a ton of these in different sizes and varieties. I like to get plastic rather than glass as…

  • 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! 😻 #meetbeatrix #kitten #catsofinstagram #christmaskitten A photo posted by Lyssa Chiavari (@lyssachiavari) on Dec 10, 2016 at 7:03pm PST A kitten for Christmas is the best kind…

  • 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 forced to leave their homes at the holidays, driven out by acephobic relatives. I have…

  • 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 Sunday (except this week, of course), and it shall be SEASONAL SWEETS SUNDAY! *confetti* The…

  • 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 to leave you hanging on the holiday cheer front! It’s time to make a wish…

  • 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 that was November, as Angela Lansbury sang in Mame, I need a little Christmas NOW!…

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