I am having a really hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year. Thanksgiving really did me in and then after the tragedy in Newtown last week, I've thrown in the towel on trying to make Christmas some big Pinterest worthy event. I'm not going to fight anymore crowds or race around town trying to find the perfect ribbon for a present. Those are the trivial things that make you miss the holiday season all together.
I put together little Christmas treat boxes for my neighbors- they're pretty good neighbors (and not just because they're probably reading this! ;-)) so I'll thank them with sugar! These sea salted chocolate caramel pecan bars are always a big hit and they're really easy to make.
I also made some of the beloved flourless chocolate chip fudge cookies. Everyone loves these and they're gluten free!
Todd and I will go to both of our parents houses for Christmas- mine on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and his on Christmas day night. It's a long 2 days- especially because they live about 7.5 hours apart. A few people have asked so I'll share my very modest Christmas decorations in the next few days as well!