This is the first year that we will be buying teacher gifts and I am so excited with how ours turned out! I wasn’t trying to spend a fortune but I wanted to give functional and realistic gifts that not everyone would be giving. I decided on a basket filled with goodies. Kellan has his teacher and a teachers assistant. So we doubled up on our gifts. After purchasing our mugs for our teachers it was brought to my attention that mugs are a no-no gift because all parents every year want to give a mug gift. If you decide you want to there is nothing wrong with that but try and add a little something else.
We literally only take nice family photos at Christmas time! Please, tell me I’m not the only one! Since I upgraded my camera last week, I was so excited to try this puppy out. It seriously did not disappoint. Can you believe that I took all of these with just a click of a button from in front of the camera!?
We decided this year to participate in Vlogmas! If you don’t know what Vlogmas is it’s just 25 of videos leading up to Christmas. I know bad mom here but Kellan, myself, and one of my friends were up until midnight editing this video! It’s always so weird putting yourself out there for everyone to see. I hope you head over and subscribe to keep up with out 25 days of videos! Let me know wha you think and thank you for watching.
In the comments leave me your favorite Christmas cookie!
This delicious treat is something I always love making around Christmas time!
It’s so simple and easy to make and only has THREE ingredients!
What you need:
1 bag of popcorn
Almond Bark (or vanilla coating)
3 Candy Canes
Follow the popcorn directions. 2 minutes is perfect for my microwave.
While the popcorn is popping I take the wrappers off of the candy cane break them up and put in a ziplock bag. I used an ice cream scoop to smash the candy canes. If you have a food processor that might work better. You don’t want any big chunks. Keep crushing until you have small to tiny pieces of candy cane and set aside.
I cut three bars of almond bark and microwave for 45 seconds. Take out and stir. If it’s still a little chunky place back in microwave in 10 second increments until it’s completely liquid.
Pour half of the almond bark onto the popcorn stir and mix it all together. Keep adding more until most of the popcorn is coated. You don’t want too much but just enough to coat all of the popcorn. After you’ve mixed all of the almond bark had half of the bag of candy canes to the popcorn. Mix around and add other half of the bag.
If you’re impatient like us it’s ready to snack on, you’ll just have messy fingers while you’re eating it. We decided we’re going to gift some to our friends so we got a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread the popcorn out, a let set for 15-20 minutes. I found some old mason jars we had and put them in their and we decorated the outside.
If you try it let me know how you liked it!
What is your favorite Christmas treat?