12 Days of Christmas, Day 12

Can you believe that today is the day before Christmas?  Me either! Let the celebrations begin!


Breakfast: Apple almond cinnamon strata

Snack/Appetizer: Herb and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Dinner: Shrimp risotto

Dessert: Red velvet holiday trifle

Cookie: Christmas peanut butter blossoms

Gluten Free: Turtle brownies

Food Gift: Nutty squash dog treats

Drink: Holiday punch


Santa: “We believe” Santa clothesline decoration

Trees/Wreath: Wood pallet and ornament ball tree

Angels: Paper fan angel

Cards: Reindeers in the dark card

Ornaments: Toothpick star

Lights: Christmas town candle and jar

Misc Decor: Clay Christmas lanterns

Games: Christmas tic-tac-toe

12 Days Inspired: Drum ornament


12 Days of Christmas, Day 11

Only one more day in our countdown and tomorrow is Christmas Eve!


Breakfast: Caramel crunch rolls

Snack/Appetizer: Dilled onion cheese balls

Dinner: Fettuccine with lobster, tomato and saffron

Dessert: Chocolate cheesecake candy cane bars

Cookie: Cinnamon sugar roll cookies

Gluten Free: Cherry and chocolate cheesecake

Food Gift: Individual brownie cheesecakes

Drink: Holiday punch


Santa: Santa napkin rings

Trees/Wreath: Semi-circular paper tree

Angels: Angel bells

Cards: Christmas tree card

Ornaments: Gorgeous and creative salt dough ornaments example one, two

Lights: Illuminated grapevine spheres

Misc Decor: Mistletoe pomander

Games: Holiday family feud

12 Days Inspired: Shelf sitting pipers piping

12 Days of Christmas, Day 10

Only a few more sleeps before Christmas Day, do you feel the excitement in the air yet?


Breakfast: French chocolate coffee cake

Snack/Appetizer: Farro and pine nut tabbouleh

Dinner: Mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin

Dessert: Cornmeal wreaths

Cookie: Holiday spice cookies

Gluten Free: Turkey risotto

Food Gift: BBQ sauce and rub

Drink: White hot chocolate


Santa: Santa box

Trees/Wreath: Mini ornament wreaths

Angels: Fabric angel

Cards: Stitched tree card

Ornaments: Bird seed ornaments

Lights: Lit cardboard Christmas tree

Misc Decor: Clothespin reindeer

Games: Dunk the bells

12 Days Inspired: 10 lords a leaping cookie project

12 Days of Christmas, Day 8

Christmas celebrations and story telling make me think of traditions.  Are you one who likes snow on Christmas or can you do without?


Breakfast: Applesauce doughnuts

Snack/Appetizer: Cheesy mashed potato pots

Dinner: Crab and spinach pasta with fontina

Dessert: Citrus squares

Cookie: Cinnamon stars

Gluten Free: Chocolate souffle

Food Gift: Salted beer caramel corn

Drink: Spiced cappuccino


Santa: Simple paper DIY Santa

Trees/Wreath: Paper scraps Christmas tree

Angels: Burlap angel

Cards: Reindeer cards

Ornaments:  Mirrored mosaic balls

Lights: Lighted advent calendar

Misc Decor: Magnet ornaments

Games: Silver bells memory game

12 Days Inspired: Reindeer milk bottles

12 Days of Christmas, Day 9

We’re getting closer to Christmas Day, are your stockings all hung?


Breakfast: Marscapone stuffed french toast with salted caramel banana sauce

Snack/Appetizer: Pepper and basil tortellini soup

Dinner: Maple glazed turkey

Dessert: Pistachio bon bons

Cookie: White chocolate cranberry cookies

Gluten Free: Curried vegetable pie

Food Gift: Maple caramel sauce

Drink: Spiced holiday tea


Santa: Origami Santa

Trees/Wreath: Upholstered trees

Angels: Christmas angel ornament

Cards: Copy cat cards

Ornaments: Reindeer thumbprint ornament

Lights: Candy Christmas lights

Misc Decor: Christmas words pillows

Games: Christmas scattegories

12 Days Inspired: Dancing lady ornaments

12 Days of Christmas, Day 7

Less than one week til Christmas, I finally found that one gift I had gotten earlier this year for someone and hid away!  What are you still looking for?


Breakfast: Broccoli cheddar hash brown casserole

Snack/Appetizer: Cider roasted vegetables

Dinner: Fruited multigrain pilaf

Dessert: Kris Kringle bread pudding

Cookie: Black forest cookies

Gluten Free: Cranberry apple maple crisp

Food Gift: Cranberry chutney

Drink: Mulled blood orange punch


Santa: Santa stocking

Trees/Wreath: Cookie cutter wreath

Angels: Wire angels

Cards: Felt Christmas cards

Ornaments: Mini wreath ornaments

Lights: Recycling Christmas lights

Misc Decor: Handmade holiday napkins

Games: Christmas paper plate drawing game

12 Days Inspired: Towel swan

12 Days of Christmas, Day 6

Today was the last day of Advent, which means it’s less than a week til Christmas!


Breakfast: Apple french toast bake

Snack/Appetizer: Cookie cutter pizzas

Dinner: Striped bass with toasted shallot vinaigrette

Dessert: Baked eggnog custards

Cookie: Oreo ornaments

Gluten Free: Paleo cinnamon rolls

Food Gift: Hot cocoa in a mason jar

Drink: Hot cocoa with almond milk


Santa: Old world Santa Christmas ornament

Trees/Wreath: Ornament wreath

Angels: Clay pot angel

Cards: Watercolor Christmas tree cards

Ornaments: Cinnamon star ornament

Lights: Paper Christmas light garland

Misc Decor: Jingle bell door hanger

Games: Christmas tray game

12 Days Inspired:  Feather and pearl ornament