My dear foodie friends, I have some news. This is the LAST Friday Finisher of 2015!? Next week, Christmas falls on a Friday and obviously there will be no Friday Finisher that day, the following week, Friday will be New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2016! (Although, I may do a special “Saturday” edition of the Finisher next week, not sure…) I’ll probably want to do a little recapping of the Christmas festivities anyway! We shall see! Anyway, I’m just so so excited for the holidays! Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year, I just love everything about it. All my gifts are done and now the only thing left for me to figure out by the end of next week is what I’m planning on cooking!!! Not sure what I want to make for Christmas Eve/Christmas dinner yet this year. Thanksgiving I have my stand-bys, but Christmas is usually on a whim! I’ll see what catches my eye at the grocery this weekend and go from there 😉
Monday: Tummy Healing Soup For One
Tuesday: DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
Wednesday: Purple Sweet Potato Sugar Cookies
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
I think these can help, yes, but nothing will ever totally destroy it.
Be excited about life!
Everyone is creative in some aspect of life. Remember that one too!
There is a difference to distinguish.
That’s right! The hardest part, but once you do…
These are the best moments to savor.
Haha, yea, gotta say, some of those are pretty perfect!
So that’s why!
I’m so excited about this! Gotta love Kenzie!
How are you utilizing that oxygen?
I think it would!
Do you know the difference?
Don’t mess up one of my favorites!
It’s not all green juices and activated charcoal.
This is fabulous! A little guide on making your own digestive tea!
ALL THE COOKIES!
Your 4-step panic plan!
Sometimes there is magic in the natural way!
Sometimes it’s scary to feel the emotions, but necessary.
Well said, Monique! Well said!
Celiac Disease & Food Allergies:
Yes, and now apparently Bob’s isn’t safe (for true celiacs). (Not their oats anyway).
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
I need to stop with the overload. For the amount of reading and commenting I do, I don’t get much in return.
I’d much rather be successful (which I define!)
Have you ever felt this way?
A massive list, covering everything, of question to ask yourself.
Great tips here!
Some fun tools you may have never heard about!
I’ve fully embraced “lazy time” this year.
Read and learn, friends!
I cry the day they go back to normal programming!
This isn’t a “joyful” story.
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Roasted Parsnip & Butter Bean Soup with Walnut Pesto & Caramelized Cabbage. That’s one fancy winter soup!
Coffee Blondies with Homemade Nutella. These blondies are tainted with goodness 😉
Vegan Cacao Crunch Smoothie with Peppermint Beet Swirl. Maybe the best Christmas smoothie yet? Although, this is more than a simple smoothie!
Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew with Kale. If you need something a tag more savory 😉
Peppermint Mocha Brownies. Well these just caught my soft chewy chocolate mint loving eye!
Toasted Pistachio Rice Pudding with Candied Cranberries. This is one festive spectacular rice pudding!
30 Minute Vegan Pho. I’ve never had pho, vegan or not, but I need to!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ A final tomorrow and them I’m free! Woooo!!!!! (No more math!!!)
So tell me:
+ Did you do any fun gift exchanges with friends that aren’t so close by? Natalie is still waiting to get mine 😛
+ What do you usually eat for Christmas Eve/Christmas dinner? Years ago my Uncle would always make pizza on Christmas Eve, but otherwise, my family just eats a bunch of Italian food.
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