Happy Friday: Volume 30

Happy Friday: Volume 30 // Our first snow days of winter, decorating our house for Christmas, a naughty puppy, and the Falmouth Christmas Parade.

Happy Friday! It is currently snowing and I’m not mad about it. We got a lot of snow this week. We’ve had our first two snow days of the school year. One of the perks of living on a military base is that there is always someone out to have a snowball fight with. The kids were either sledding or building snow forts or pummeling each other with snowballs for three straight days. 

While the kids were outside playing, I was staying warm inside baking. I made this Cinnamon Star using a no-knead challah recipe from Bread in 5. It looks really complicated and it is nothing more than making some cuts and making a few twists. This was gone in about 15 minutes. I’ll definitely be making this again.

We also put up our tree and did some decorating. Our house is ready for the holidays. The puppy is obsessed with the tree. He keeps drinking the water and pulling on the branches. I sweep the living room floor at least twice a day. He’s also become quite the counter surfer. He helped himself to a babka that was cooling and some cookies. It’s a good thing he’s so cute.

This weekend we have a few holiday parties to go to and we are headed to Cape Cod for the Christmas parade. It is one of my favorite things to do in Falmouth. It’s so festive and fun.

I hope that you have a great weekend!

What Caught My Eye This Week //

Last year seemed to be a big llama year, this year seems to be a big Nutcracker year. These cookies are so cute if that is your theme.

I need to make a cocktail for a brunch next weekend, considering making this.

Sad, yet accurate. Surprising ways to injure yourself when you are over 40.

The best Gourmet Makes videos ranked. You’re welcome.

This makes me want even MORE Santa mugs!

I want to put this on everything.

Love this idea USPS!

Uh, this is BONKERS! This story about Mary Steenburgen is crazy.

Dog tweets that I need in my life.

“Tis the season for people to write to me that their recipe didn’t work. “But I didn’t use this like the recipe called for, I used this instead….” Well, that is why your recipe didn’t work. Tessa explains why.

I was gifted these acrylic blocks from Nations Photo Lab and I love them so much. They are so pretty and make really pretty Christmas decorations when you print holiday photos. I am going to have more made, they are really cool.

Have a great weekend!

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Phi @ SweetPhi.com

    I too am looking forward to all the snow this year. This year I’m looking forward more than ever to the holidays, with kids the season now seems magical

    1. Bree Hester

      It so magical with little ones, enjoy it, it goes by quickly!

  2. Rosa Curtiss

    Looking forward to the snow to see how our new puppy does. Our beloved Yellow Lab, Molly, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 10 in July. (Molly loved the snow) We now have 6 month old Abby(another yellow lab) in our lives. (Got her at 10 weeks old). Loves to see what’s on the counters. We had a bit of snow end of November and she seemed to like it. Can’t wait until we get a good amount of snow.

    1. Bree Hester

      He LOVES the snow! I am so sorry about your Molly. These counter surfers! Nothing is safe!!

  3. nat

    Do you follow @megduerksen on IG? She has a wonderful Santa mug setup and it makes me want to find more and more Christmas mugs.

    I made a cranberry mojito punch recently and it was really good.

    1. Bree Hester

      I know Meg in real life! Hers make me so envious!

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