Yes, I may be a little over the top this time of year, but I think my crowd are used to that by now.
Baking is high on my list of things to do in preparation for the holidays. Whether for entertaining, gifting, or just hanging out watching "It's A Wonderful Life" with my family, home-baked cookies are a must for me. I've been making due with a hand mixer for a lot of years now, and I think it's time for me to up my game. Just think how much more baking I could get done, and how much more enjoyable it would be with this little baby:
Having the right tools for the job is important, and after lusting after a KitchenAid stand mixer for ever so long, this is the year to bring one home. It was tops on my own Christmas list, and I found a few models on sale at Target. Naturally I went out and picked one up myself and presented it to Hubs to wrap for me. Oh yes I did! Surprises are lovely and all that, but this little baby? I wasn't taking any chances. This KitchenAid Ultra PowerPlus in fuchsia was originally $479.99, and is currently on sale for $229.99. Wow! That pop of colour on my counter will bring the happy everyday, even when I'm not mixing with it. Merry Christmas to me!
|I hope Santa likes his cookies this year.|
See?! How pretty is that? A beautiful display under the tree really is a big source of happy for me.
At the end of the day, my happy at Christmas comes from putting together a beautiful, warm, welcoming, and delicious holiday for the ones I love, and sharing time together making wonderful memories.
Whatever you celebrate at this special time of year, and however you do it, I wish you all Happy Holidays! From my family to yours :)
Disclosure: Yes this is a sponsored post, brought to you by Target. Regardless, all opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own. And any chance/excuse I get to write about Christmas and finding my happy, I jump on it :)