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Weekend Adventures

Working retail at Christmas takes over your life. It's not the most fun but I'm doing my best to squeeze in as much holiday fun as I can this month. 

A couple of weekends ago we had some family come up to visit. It was a great weekend and I consumed so much good food and laughed so much. 

I made a cinnamon maple coffee cake and fruitcake cookies for the weekend and they both turned out great. I'm going to share the recipes next week.

The entire house decided to have a nap or disappear into video games (ahem, Adam) so I hung out with cats in the basement for a bit.

We picked up the Marge ornament while out shopping at Target. 

We checked out the Festival of Lights!

And brought home a Red Lobster take-out bag for Seymore.

While Seymore partied in the paper bag, we ate lots of treats and played games. 

This was definitely my highlight of the month because since then I feel like I've been living at work and in a time crunch when I'm at home.

I hope you have a good weekend! I'll be at work and doing my best to stay in the Christmas spirit!
xo Jen


  1. There's nothing like a weekend full of fun and adventure. Especially when there is good food to go along with it. :) Sounds like you had an awesome wknd. I look forward to this week coming since i too will be gathering with family and having good times.

    Hope you have a great holiday!

    -A. Sparkle

  2. Your bakes sound as delicious as ever, and I'm very glad to hear you've managed to fit in some socialising and relaxing pre-Christmas xxx


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