Do the holidays have you stressed out? Feeling like your awkward neighbor’s family photos turned out better than yours? Did your elf on the shelf idea turn into the elf falling into the toilet while trying to strategically place him pooping out peppermints? And no, that’s not my idea. I can’t take credit for that level of evil genius.
I’ve got it. You thought it would be cute to get the whole family in the car with some hot cocoa to look at Christmas lights. Only problem is little Jimmy waited until you were 10 minutes into the drive to tell you he had to pee. Jenny said the hot cocoa was making her want to puke. Then Tommy said he would rather be at home watching TV. Exhausted and not in the “Christmas spirit” anymore you scroll over to fb on your phone to find 4 of your friends doing the same thing-but their version looks so much more peaceful.
These days social media can make you feel less than the incredible person you are. Without meaning to, we get stuck comparing our lives to others, instead of blissfully living the great one we’ve got!
Pull up a chair. I need you to calm the elf down. If social media didn’t exist, you still would. Your family would still be there. You’d probably still have friends too. Holidays would still be awesome, and you’d possibly still have creative ideas for making wonderful memories. I’m all for Pinterest -so long as it doesn’t turn me into a she-monster trying to crazy glue the kids together just so I can craft in peace.
What you need is simple-yet beautiful. I’m talking about Holiday stuff that you’ll actually enjoy with your kids. Here. I made this for you.
A holiday treat that keeps you grounded and on your feet. ( I should write poetry!) This is for that party you have to go to next week. Bring this to the kid’s classroom the day before school lets out. Make these for your family Christmas movie night. Feel festive without the stress. It feels better than a bath- I promise.
Holiday Popcorn Three Ways
First let me introduce you to the Peppermint Chocolate Popcorn. Ringing in at 6 minutes to make, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Plus-it’s delicious.
Next up is my personal favorite: Hot Cocoa & Honey Popcorn. Guys, this stuff disappeared before it made it to movie night. I can honestly tell you I didn’t mean to eat the whole bag. It’s that good.
Last but not least is my healthy twist on a classic- Caramel Popcorn. I used my caramel recipe and drizzled it all over those puffed little kernels. I customized this one so you can decided what level of caramel you want for these.