12/23/12

Comfort and Joy

I love Christmas.

My mother LOVED this time of year. I was the first born, a June baby, meaning at the crawling age of 6 months I was immersed in the holiday traditions that my mom and dad began for me. Although I don’t remember those early “once upon a time” days, I have many photographs to reminisce with, and memorabilia that, to this day, grace my home. Continue reading

12/18/12

Dashing through the crumbs

Sunday I hosted the lovely ladies from the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers for our first annual holiday cookie exchange! We had SUCH a great time swapping recipes, sharing stories, and enjoying each others company. I decided to make Lemon Blueberry Almond cookies using this recipe as a base, then, of course, adding in some fresh berries and slivered almonds. They were a hit! (both at the party, and Mr. KKM’s work) 😉

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I sure hope we decide to make this an annual event because it was an absolute blast! It’s always so much fun to hang with and meet (in real life) bloggers you stalk admire!

Want to see more? Check out these recaps from the lovely ladies!

Meghann @MealsandMiles
Caroline @CarolineCalcote
Rebecca @RebeccaRoams
Grace @GraceDishes
Diana @Sneakers2Sandals
Rachel @RunnersTalesMeghan @LittleGirlintheBigWorld

Enjoy! 🙂 Steph

12/2/12

The 12 days of Stephmas

On the 12th day of Stephmas, my true love gave to me,
12 rutabaga “fries”.

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On the 11th day of Stephmas, my true love gave to me,
11 yummy Christmas cookies.

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On the 10th day of Stephmas my true love gave to me,
10 really intense exercises.

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On the 9th day of Stephmas my true love gave to me,
9 scrumptious strawberry cookies.

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On the 8th day of Stephmas my true love gave to me,’
An 8 egg kale frittata.

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On the 7th day of Stephmas my true love gave to me,
7  backyard tangerines.

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On the 6th day of Stephmas my true love gave to me,
6 delicious Parkesdale salsas.

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On the 5th day of Stephmas my true love gave to me,
5 strands of sparklyyyyyyy lighhhhhhhhttttsssssss!

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4 pureed fruits,

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3 bins of cheer,

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2 strong feet,

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And a cat sleeping in a bathroom sink.

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How was YOUR week?Happy Holidays! -Steph 🙂