Even though it’s already January 6th, we are juuuust easing into the New Year over here. With my kiddos out of school until next week, we’re in vacation mode a little longer then usual. And while I love a lazy morning, I’m itching to get back to a some schedule and routine. These lazy mornings however have given me the opportunity to reflect on 2016 and make goals and plans for 2017.
We feel so incredibly lucky to have landed in the neighborhood we did when we moved to SoCal. Our neighbors have quickly become good friends so we knew we wanted to do something special for holiday gifts this year! I love homemade gifts, but I also knew for it to be realistic they needed to be gifts that I could make relatively quickly. These scones, my friends, qualify as both…special and easy!! So if you’re looking for something quick to take to your neighbors, or planning ahead for a hostess gift on NYE, keep reading…
I’m so excited to share this recipe with all of you! My go-to sugar cookie recipe! First off, it’s delicious! And second, it can be used in so many ways. Cut into simple circles and dust with sanding sugar or go elaborate and decorate with royal icing. Or shown here…a simple powdered sugar glaze with Christmas sprinkles.
This is my absolute favorite way to make our house smell like the holidays. Keep a pot simmering on your stove and your whole house will smell like Christmas! Just add water when it gets low. I usually keep the same batch for a day or two.
The tradition of making a homemade gingerbread house goes WAAAAY back in my family. I’ve done one every year since I was a child, and so when Owen was born I knew I would have to step up and learn how to do it myself. With lots of of help and advice from my Mom, plus a few new twists of my own, our gingerbread house tradition was born.