how’s your holiday spirit?

Wonky peppermint cake pops


I’m doing well this year, I think. I’ve realized that trying to follow the spirit of the thing instead of the letter is a huge part of making the holidays great for the kids. I’ve already botched so many things for this Christmas — I can’t even list them because it makes me sad — but I’m moving on. We’ve got Cinnamon Bear playing and I’m getting out the kitchenaid as soon as I get off the computer. We’re going to make spritz cookies! I’m very excited. After 10 years of thinking I had a spritz cookie press I realized I don’t and just ordered one.

(Those are the wonky peppermint cake pops I made for Oscar’s party up above.)

5 thoughts on “how’s your holiday spirit?

  1. Emma says:

    I am excited about Christmas but every year I put too much pressure on myself to make it perfect… I need to remind myself to relax and enjoy it too – even with 2 quilts left to bind and a couple of other things to sew…
    I made two Betsy Dress-Up pillows from your book for two little girls on my list – they came out looking absolutely beautiful – one of my favourite projects I’ve ever made 🙂
    I think I’ll bake some spritz with the kids today too (you can also make cheesy crackers with your cookie press too!)
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Katie says:

    We bought cookies with red frosting today at Target – does that count? 🙂
    We’ll be hoping for one of your tins of carmel corn under the tree.

  3. Aleta says:

    Dont worry Hilary, I tried to make a gingerbread house and after hours of kneading, chilling the dough, baking, etc. when I went to assemble the house it was more more bread-y than crispy and the whole thing fell into bits.
    I was *not* happy…but my children were really sweet about it and together we cut it up into squares, stuck lollies on those and ate it all anyway!
    Maybe Australia is too hot and muggy for gingerbread this time of year…

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