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Quick Food Gift: Christmas Crunch Recipe

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON | I’ve wrote how I am not  in the mood for the holidays this year. I am not a Grinch, I am just not feeling it.

I know I am not alone. Right? Anybody?

I have given myself a hall pass this year. I don’t have to host a cookie decorating party. I don’t have to over-decorate my house and take pictures that are Pin-worthy.

I think Pin-worthy should be added to the dictionary.

The same goes for baking, Advent calendar gifts, books creatively and neatly wrapped under the tree (’cause they’ll get peed on), or custom designed Christmas cards which involve an ill-planned photo shoot, matching envelopes and a trip to the USPS for decorative stamps. Nope. I’ve done none of it.

I am cool with it. So, stop calling me a Grinch.

But, if I  feel up to it I will make another batch of this Christmas Crunch to hand out to neighbors this weekend. If I don’t, I won’t beat myself up about it.

Christmas Crunch recipe

Christmas Crunch

QUICKIE HOW TO | Pop a large bowl of plain popcorn. I use the popcorn that comes in a jar, pour some in a brown paper lunch bag, close bag and use the “popcorn” setting in the microwave until you don’t hear popping noise. Melt some Almond Bark. (I used vanilla flavor, but chocolate would be yummy too.) Pour Almond Bar over popped popcorn and stir. Work quickly to keep the Almond Bark from setting up. Sprinkle in some festive sprinkles and red/green M&Ms, stir. Spread out on wax paper to let it set up. Once set, gently break apart, then package in cute bags. Hand out to friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Sit back and enjoy the oohs and aahs.

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Holiday shopping, Santa, and Turkeys

My mom was in town for the Holiday week. Love that! She lives 2 states away. The kids really loved it because she spoiled them rotten at the mall. Oh, ya she spoiled me too with a new pair of boots.

Parker sat on Santa’s lap twice, at two different malls. This is the Santa at Park Meadows Mall in Highlands Ranch.

gold studded boots

It is also were Mom and I fell in love with this pair of Michael Kors gold studded boots in the window. I bet her the boots are $250. She said, “Really? You think?” I was wrong. They are $450.  But they are beautiful!  This day we also went to IKEA, ate lunch and oohed and aahed at the kitchens.

We visited 3 Justice’s at 3 different malls. Alex was in heaven. Of course, I can’t blame her. Love the clothes in this store! But it was overload.

Parker finally shopped ’til she dropped. Me too, honey.

Alex was so ready to help prepare Thanksgiving dinner. About 4 carrots into peeling she decided it was too hard. Yay for me!

Parker lasted 1 potato… Thanksgiving is my favorite. It’s a holiday all about family and good food. Food that takes hours to prepare and only 15 minutes to devour.

colorado mills mall

Merry Go ‘Round inside Colorado Mills Mall.

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