Cinnamon Bread Gift


Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday but with that being said, I think it is probably the most stressful too. What usually starts as a Christmas list of 10 to buy for somehow doubles and even triples some years.

I am always looking for small gifts to give those in the office, neighbors, and others who I want to give a little something without breaking the bank. I saw Christina’s post on this Cinnamon Bread a while back and have been waiting for an opportunity to make it myself.

I have to admit, I went the easy route due to also baking 90 muffins for our work Christmas breakfast on the same night. I can’t wait to try the homemade recipe that she links to.

With the boxed cake mix, I got 4 small cakes. I covered in saran wrap, tied each one with a bow and called it a day. Easy peasy and let’s be real.. Who doesn’t like a homemade treat?!


Show & Tell Tuesday: Christmas Decor

Christmas Decorations

Today I am linking with Andrea to share our Christmas Decor. I love getting a glimpse into other peoples homes and seeing how they decorate!

Let me be honest here, not much has changed from our 2014 decorations. Next year should be different though since Baby S will be here to celebrate!




Mimi picked up this little stocking for our tree to represent our little buck-a-roo on the way 🙂


This nativity scene was passed down to me from my mom. Its so old but fits perfectly with the rustic Christmas vibe that we have going on.


Mimi also picked up little man’s first Christmas tree with a cute little baseball ornament. Next year, I plan to put this in his room but for now it fits great on our Christmas card table.


Christmas is my very favorite holiday and I am always so sad to pack up the decorations. I have to admit though that I am so looking forward to Christmas next year with a 9month old although I may have to move all of my ornaments up a little higher on the tree ha!


2014 Christmas Decor

I have been meaning to post Christmas decorations for quiet some time. Here we are, exactly one week before Christmas, and I am finally getting around to it.


Two years ago, we were living in a much smaller home. Like 900 square feet smaller to be exact! We purchased this tree our last Christmas season there, not knowing we would soon be moving into a larger space.



A few years back, Chris’s mom got the pups matching monogrammed stockings. We hang them on the back door each year so that they can see them 🙂


I didn’t do much on my table this year. I basically just stuck some pics from Hobby Lobby in a pitcher, tied a ribbon, and called it a day. Maybe next year the table will get a little more festive.


In our kitchen, I love these two items. The first is a print I ordered off of the jane website. The second is an Alabama Christmas plate I won at dirty santa a few years ago.


Our entry table is my favorite piece to decorate for each season. I found the sign at HomeGoods for less that $15! The two Christmas trees came from JCPenney and the reindeer was on major clearance at Michaels.