My favorite gifts to give are ones that I make myself. One year, I had a great idea to make all my girlfriends personalized pajama pants. After the first pair took me roughly ten hours to make, my mom jumped in and helped me finish the other four. Since then, I have opted for simpler handmade gifts, such as spiced nuts or coffee coasters.
Another Christmas season calls for another cupcake Christmas tree! Last year’s tree went over so well in person and on the interwebs that I had to make it again; this time with some new ornaments and garlands. Surprisingly enough, the tree survived transit to my brother’s house for a delicious potluck, with bacon wrapped turkey and all.
The Buena Vista Brunch comes around once a year and every year it is just as great as the last. The brunch started many years ago, bringing together a group of friends for a holiday get together in December. Since Dotty and my mom passed, the ladies invited the daughters to join in their place and I am sure glad I get to be part of this fun tradition.