holiday cheer time

  • 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: A kitten for Christmas is the best kind of surprise, I’d say! We are very in love with our little Beatrix (named for the author/artist behind Peter Rabbit and other cute tales filled with beautiful illustrations),…

  • 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 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!

    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~

    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

    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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