Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I wish

I wish there were more hours in the day.  Although highly useful and life-changing, the internet can be a thorn in my side.  I see all these great recipes, craft ideas, Christmas ideas, and all kinds of other things that would take more time than I currently have to offer, but alas, I haven't done one of them.  I used to be a very organized person but I feel like that has gone by the wayside since I've had children.  My life is now run, run, run and just hope to get the daily routine accomplished.  I need to make a conscience (as in written) effort to schedule my time better and get to enjoy doing some of the things I love.

With that in mind, here are some wonderfully inspirational things I've seen around the internet (or internets if you're over the age of 70):

How yummy would these be on top of a warm cup of hot chocolate?

Homemade vanilla bean agave marshmallows
 Need something to take to an office party and want a healthier option?  How about this beauty?

Cheese Christmas Tree from Cabot Cheese

What a perfect way to start Christmas morning?!

Baked Eggnog Donuts
Need a cookie for a cookie exchange?  This one looks easy and quite tasty.

Pecan Glazes
How cool would it be to host a Christmas party for kids that taught them about giving?!

Mirabelle Creations
Since I can't decorate as much as I want to this year, I'm left fawning over others.  This one makes me want to curl up on the couch and never leave - and that's saying something for me who can't sit still for longer than 2 minutes at a time!

Holly Mathis Interiors
Now it's back to the daily grind.  Back to trying to think of new and clever places to put "Poof Guy" that are high enough that Little Bit doesn't get to him.  Back to thinking of the perfect Christmas gifts and finding the time to buy said gifts.  Back to searching for weeknight meals that take less than 30 minutes from start to finish (luckily I have a treasure trove of these!).  Back to feeling guilty for not having a creative craft for my children to do every weekend.  But at least I can find peace in the fact we're all healthy, have a warm place to call home with food on the table, and more blessings than I could ever ask for.  Merry Christmas!


  1. I really want to try and make those marshmallows! I like to make treats for our office every Christmas, I think those could be a fun addition!

  2. I'm with you on wishing for more time....I don't have time to work. I have too many projects on my to-do list :0

  3. Thanks for showing our festive Cheddar cheese tree! Delicious way to celebrate the Holidays!

  4. Those marshmallows look amazing! It's so easy to feel like you're not doing enough between endless online inspiration and having little ones. These days I'm wishing for more hours and more energy...!

  5. I like the cheese Christmas tree. Cute. I know exactly what you mean about not having enough time. My goal for 2012--do a total brain-dump of every responsibility/project I have & do some serious prioritizing.

  6. I don't have kids, and I often feel the same way! Too many recipes to try and not enough time to make them all...or take care of errands, work, etc. I love the cheese tree, BTW!

  7. I love the cheese christmas tree and the marshmellows. I am having a holiday themed shower for a friend in a few weeks so I am totally stealing those ideas :) Thanks for sharing!