HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We cannot believe the holidays are here & we have no snow. It doesn't seem real? Christmas always needs snow, just a childhood wish that will never get old.

To make it feel like Christmas is tomorrow you have to start baking these amazing cookies, NOW! Seriously they're the best cookies we've ever had & cannot get enough of them.  

White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

Ingredients
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract (or real vanilla if you have it on hand)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 small package vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes (Bulk Barn carries crushed peppermints)

Instructions
1.  Cream together butter & sugar
2. Beat in dry instant pudding mix
3. Add eggs & vanilla, mix well
4. Add baking soda & flour, mix well
5. Stir in peppermints & white chocolate chips
6. Roll into 1" balls & place on a lined baking sheet (or a greased baking sheet)
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

These cookies do not disappoint & they're perfect for last minute gifts if you are lucky to have extra!

Happy a great holiday everyone & Merry Christmas! (We're still dreaming up snow)

 
 


TINSEL & TWINKLE

I spent this past weekend prepping my house inside & out for Christmas. Adding sparkle, tinsel & twinkle lights sure do get you in the holiday spirit. This post is inspired by my festive prepping weekend & my love for well styled homes. Now how cozy is this living room? The cottage feel of the fire place & wooden accents have me swooning over every little detail.

Adding lights to a cute painted canvas is such a great idea to brighten the room up & add some festive feelings. This looks like it would be an easy DIY if you're crafty. Hmmm... I may have to try this.

I am a sucker for twinkle lights so I found this idea to be so romantic looking for the holidays. It reminds me of stargazing, but inside. Super cute idea!

Adding cheerful pillows to your couches/bed is an easy & simple way to bring the holidays into a room without going to town on the decorations. Another great DIY idea.

Natural garland & earthy tones is a great alternative to the traditional cherry red & sparkly look to the holidays. I love how soft & organic this look is.

It's all in the details. I love this place setting idea. Such a simple project, but adds so much to a holiday table.

White, white & more white! I believe you can never have enough white while decorating for the holidays. I love the snow so why not mimic that inside with white trees & white decorations? Such a clean, elegant look.

Adding props or even ornaments to your outdoor decorations can really be inviting.

Having a theme around your house not only make decorating easier, but it ties every room together. I love this theme of using the deer.

If you're more of a simple straight forward decorator, adding pillows & a wreath to your bedroom may be just enough to get you into the spirit & keep that cozy feel.

Happy decorating :)
– Miche

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2015 HOLIDAY CARD ROUND UP

As we all know, Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. The lights, the sparkle, the family time, the REAL Christmas trees, I just love it all! I've seen so many great holiday cards & wanted to share. See below my fave this season.

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7. Kate Spade 8. 1canoe2 9. Sugar Paper 10. Oh Heiday 11. Smock Paper 12. Rifle Paper 13. GoodSouth

Which is your favourite? I think mine is 7 by Kate Spade. 

- Char. xo.

 

STUCK ON THE STOCKINGS?

Some of you may think it's a bit early to think of stocking stuffers, but I'm telling you, YOU'RE WRONG! Guys, Christmas is 36 days away. 36 DAYS AWAY! Time to get your butts to the mall & start those shopping lists. The malls get crazy this time of year, you really want to get all that fun stuff outta the way. 

Below you will find some fun, easy ideas for stocking stuffers for the his & hers in your life.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Guys, Christmas is tomorrow!!!! Ah we're so excited it's like we're 8 years old all over again. I guess the excitement never dies. 

We're both VERY ready for the holidays & cannot wait to celebrate it with our families. Are you guys doing anything exciting? We have a few fun things going on. We're heading out to the ski hills for the first time this season. We're actually hoping for colder weather so we can have some fresh powder for boarding. Here's to hoping!

Over the holidays we're going to be taking a tiny hiatus from blog life to spend time with our families & do a bit of traveling. We'll be back for you guys in the new year with some exciting new plans for where we'd like to take prettypaperlove, along with an updated blog design! So stay tuned for that!

Happy holidays everyone!