these little guys are my own holiday tradition. for the past 5 years (or so) i’ve made them around the holiday time and have them for parties and bring them to friends as a special treat. i love them and still haven’t gotten over how cute they are after all this time. a bit time consuming, but SO worth it in the end. especially when i see how much other people love them.


making mail

my good friend scott is currently living in NC going to grad school. he misses minneapolis pretty constantly so i thought i’d whip up this little book of all the things he has to look forward to when he comes home for his christmas break. he was a very good host to me when i visited last month, so i picked some of his (and mine) favorite things to treat him to (and traditions that we are continuing to carry on with). hopefully he doesn’t really read my blog anymore, since i am just putting this in the mail tomorrow!

serious dessert

i made this last night and put the finishing touches on it this afternoon. i am seriously patting myself on the back for this one.

recipe courtesy of one of my favorite food blogs, smitten kitchen