I’ve been a bit quiet here on my blog this Christmas season. Besides being the usual busy, I’ve made a concerted effort to be present for my family. We spent the first week of the school holidays having a beautiful family holiday at the wonderful Noosa Shores Resort, our new favourite family holiday destination. We basically just connected and chilled. It was wonderful. Such a great way to start the festive season.
And because we did the holiday thing before Christmas, this last week has been flat out busy preparing for Christmas. Each year I plan to be organised and get the Christmas shopping done early and each year it never happens. I’ve spent the last couple of days hitting the major shopping centres fighting traffic, car parking nightmares, cranky kids and very rude shoppers. So today, Christmas Eve, has been spent pleasantly wrapping presents, cooking (I made something new called “Christmas Crack”) and doing nice things with the kids.
I’ve been crafty busy as well. The usual handmade Christmas cards, playing with my Brother Scan N Cut, entering the Brother Christmas Inspires Competition (I didn’t win but had fun making a couple of Christmassy things), and making stuff with the girls. During our holiday away we took our art pads and played with doodling and zentangles. So therapeutic.
I’ve done my nails in a pretty festive Jamberry wrap and my toenails are looking pretty good against my holiday tan.
I’ll finish with my Christmas Crack. I found this recipe on Pinterest last night and it looked so easy I thought I’d give it a try today. It was super quick and tastes amazingly awesome! It is quite addictive – no wonder it’s called crack! I have no idea of the origins of this recipe and why it is called crack but it seems to be an American thing. It’s basically Salada or Saltine crackers as the base, topped with caramel sauce and melted chocolate. Man it is so good!! The savoury salt with the caramel is a winner combination. No wonder salted caramel is so popular. I will post the recipe in the New Year.
I hope whatever you have planned for your festive season is truly lovely. I’ll be having a little break over the Christmas / New Year period and then back to it in 2016. I have lots planned – just hope to find the time to do all the things. Merry Christmas lovely readers!