FRIDAY FAVORITES..CHRISTMAS IS MAGIC EDITION

Are the bells a shaken in your neck of the woods? Is the excitement of the Christmas day, birth of our baby Jesus growing even more anticipated? Or are you stressing out big time? I’m pretty much under control. Just a few more things to get and wrap but I sure got my baking on big time this week and all my baby boys are home! Hoping to do all things festive, magical and as in magical, I mean make a dozen cookies disappear in my mouth, lol! Fill up on the Christmas cheer this weekend! 


1. Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix
NBC aired a Pentatonix special Monday night and Kelly Clarkson guest starred to sing My Grownup Christmas Wish with them and it was AMAZING! I have always loved both of them and their voices are pure magic!

2. Holiday Gift Find ~ Mini Games
Besides the usual clothes, electronics, gift cards, etc, I like to get the kids some fun little things. I recently discovered these tiny desk top games and they are so cute and all like $8. 
They are Prime so should be here in time for Christmas.

Boxing
BUY HERE

Tetherball Twister
BUY HERE

Twister
BUY HERE


3. Week's Attire
Bralette HERE // Ugg Boots HERE // Beanie HERE 

Red Cardigan HERE // Henley HERE // Sorel Boots HERE

Extremely windy day, lol
Similar Poncho Sweater HERE // Hunter Boots HERE

4. Military Vest & Red
I’ve put this red Tunic Top and military vest together before but I especially love it at Christmas time with a little pop of plaid and this time, I threw on my new favorite UGGs! I love how festive it this feels yet oh so comfortable! And the Tunic is on major sale, lots of colors
BUY Red Tunic Top HERE (40% off)
Similar Vest HERE

More Inspo




5. Misc. Fun 
The Festive Posts this Week

Of course, the posts this week were right up festive lane. My favorite being my Monday Post showing you my Christmas Home Decor. Tuesday, I baked up some yummy Amish Apple Fritter Bread and Wednesday, I got my wild side on with some White Boots & Wild Fable Jumper!
Monday I'll share my Merry & Bright Outside Decorations!


Cookie Trays
Yep several cookie trays went out this week and I had almost forgotten about my festive buffalo plaid apron that I got a couple years ago on clearance a week or two after Christmas for like 4 bucks at Kohl’s! Isn’t it just the cutest thing. 

A couple of these recipes I have shared on the blog of the goodies that are on this tray and next week comes one I cannot believe I’ve never shared which is the sweepstakes winning peanut butter fudge!

BUY Similar Buffalo Plaid Apron HERE

Cute Surprise Christmas Decor 

My very sweet mom came over and gave me some delightful Christmas Décor. We have a local floral and gift shop that she adores and they were packed to the gills with festive finds. They are having 40% off until the end if he season, so I am going to have to mosey on over there as it is less than 10 minutes form my house and I love adding to this growing décor collection!


Have a Magical Weekend Sweet Friends!



Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday  // Fashion Friday

xoxo




WILD FABLE & WHITE BOOTS

This little number is from the new Wild Fable line at Target. And while most of it seems to be more geared toward younger girls and the juniors, this fun jumpsuit caught my eye right away with its deep burgundy color and white contrast in stitching.




The fashion prompt for today is Merry and Bright, wearing an outfit that makes you happy and this comfy Corduroy Jumper with the on trend White Boots makes me very happy! The deep pockets and the V in the front and back make for a fun and trendy look to wear with a little white long sleeve T-shirt underneath.



Years ago I may have ventured in the wild style side form time to time.
Wearing white boots and a juniors section outfit is about as Wild as I get fashion wise now a days, lol!





JUMPER HERE // WHITE BOOTS HERE (on sale)


Now head over to THE BLENDED BLOG to link up your cute outfits and find out what looks make our sweet Lisa happy!

AMISH APPLE FRITTER BREAD

I make lots of goodies to give to family and friends over the holidays. Why is it, I never think to give someone a yummy loaf of bread? I know it is something that I’ve loved receiving in the past so I decided to use a local Amish favorite recipe to share with you all today. This apple fritter bread bakes up so nice and has the most delightful flavor that almost anyone would find yummy. I know someone who doesn’t really like apples, but still loves this delightful loaf of apple goodness! 


The drizzly powdered sugar glaze gives it that something extra special.


What you'll need


Amish Apple Fritter Bread
INGREDIENTS 
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups diced apples (about 4 med apples) mixed with a little cinnamon and sugar to coat. 
Powdered Sugar Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray so it slides out easily. Mix the first two ingredients, the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until blended. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this mixture to the other and stir until well blended. Pour the milk into the batter and blend until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Then add half of your chopped apple mixture. Pour the rest of the batter on top of the apples. Top with remaining apples and pat them slightly into the batter. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture you had set aside. Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, approximately 60 to 70 minutes. To make the powdered sugar glaze, blend the powdered sugar and butter together until smooth, mix in the milk and vanilla until a nice, smooth glaze consistency. Let the Apple fritter love cool about 30 minutes before pouring the glaze on top. Wrap up to give as gifts or slice into desired slices. 

Middle apple layer with the apples mixed with Cinnamon & Sugar. 

More apples patted into batter on top and then topped with the brown sugar mix. 

Baking up golden brown like a giant apple fritter. 




Just look at those chunky moist apples in the middle. 


HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!

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