A quick picture of our holiday sweets before they all magically disappear…


Magnolia Amber is one of my all time favorite scents. My Aunt had this candle burning at her house when we went to California last year and every time I burn it I remember that time. It was a last minute trip after Christmas that my Mom, sister, and I took and it was totally spontaneous and I’m forever grateful that we did.

We attempted to finish Monopoly this week:

And we are still not done! A and I are bankrupt, but B and J are still going back and forth. It may never end.

I turned this (there is frozen chicken in the crockpot):

Into this:


On Saturday night, continuing my ability to shock B that I can literally throw a meal together on little notice. A well stocked pantry and freezer is life changing! This is a variation of Magnolia cookbook’s chicken tortilla soup.

Finally, I wasn’t quite ready to quit my potted plants for the season, so I added some peonies and dusty miller plants to my rosemary:

It’s lovely, and makes me happy every time I water it!

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