Wallflower Weekly Finds, 94

It’s December! It’s December! And my house is already all decked out for the holidays.

We bought a Christmas tree Thanksgiving weekend and started decorating as soon as the tree was up. But now, we’re thinking we’ll have to redecorate because the lights are off centered. It might be that our tree is missing a few branches here and there so it’s not very symmetrical. But that’s okay. Because we love our perfectly imperfect tree anyway.

As part of an ornament exchange, you know, like a cookie exchange, but with ornaments? I decided to make my own ornaments to send off. I bought empty glass ornaments and filled one with green reindeer moss, white glitter, diamond dust, and mini pinecones. It turned out so well that I want to make one for my tree. Maybe more than one? In multiple colors? Or maybe filled with sea shells? I see ideas for stocking stuffers.

What do you think?

Sometimes I just love the simple things in life.


Oh, and the night before Thanksgiving, my sisters and I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Our family is Harry Potter obsessed!

It’s such a good movie. What better way to start the holidays than with a movie and giant bag of buttery popcorn, right? Have you seen the movie yet? Or will you?

In this week’s finds…

This gingerbread cake with caramel cream cheese buttercream looks sooo festive.

Comfort food meets comfort food in this French fry cheese pizza. What!

Oh, hello chocolate dipped coconut caramel macaroons. I definitely need you in my life.

The North Pole Cocktail. Because we all need a holiday cocktail in our lives.

The gorgeousness of this pomegranate vanilla skillet cobbler. Who could resist? Definitely not me.

Omg! Salted Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread! <3

These crisp molasses cookies would be perfect for gift giving.

Peppermint bark rolls sound so perfect for this time of the year.

10 Minute caramel apple baked brie sounds soo good and would be great for entertaining guests!

Healthy copycat cranberry bliss bars would be perfect for the holidays.


  1. Barefoot Nutrition says:

    Oh wow! That ornament is amazing! I would love to make something like that for our tree! I just might have to!

    I think I will also be trying that Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream! Yum!

  2. nanny15 says:

    Beautiful creativity just oozes out in everything you present on your blog Andrea,
    I’m sure you are not going to be poking around inside mouths for long, lol, your talents will open other doors.
    Making and giving Christmas ‘home-mades’ adds a more personal and meaningful flavor to this lovely time of year, well done.

  3. circadianreflections says:

    The ornament looks great! A set of three would be lovely so you’ll need to make yourself two more. 🙂

    Our Christmas Bears have returned from the North Pole for the month, and #1 Grandson and I have been decorating Gingerbread houses, but our tree is still not up. I hope to get it up by next week-end, and we’re singing Christmas carols, and watching the classic animated Christmas films. You know, How the Grinch stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman et al. 🙂

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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